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handi

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07-12-2012 10:08 PM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw saw plastic acrylic polycarbonate nylon cutting sawing wood woodworking consultingwoodworker how-to

Cutting plastics comes up on the forums quite often, so I thought I would share the techniques I learned while working as a plastic fabricator. This is the first of a series of video on working with plastics in the woodshop.

The videos are free to view on my website.

Skill Building Videos

Hope this helps,

Ralph

-- www.consultingwoodworker.com


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Lifesaver2000

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#1 posted 07-12-2012 10:44 PM

Very timely post for me. I just bought some .220 acrylic at Home Depot and was wondering if I could cut it on my table saw. I don’t have a Gripper though so will have to put something together in the shop to support both sides.

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handi

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#2 posted 07-13-2012 02:13 AM

Glad to be of help!

If you know the rips you’ll be making, you can use a piece of two-by stock and just pre-groove it.

Ralph

-- www.consultingwoodworker.com

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#3 posted 07-13-2012 01:26 PM

Thanks for the post handi – now I know what I was doing wrong. I’ve always gone to my plywood blade and had to deal with the heating you mentioned in your video. I’ve got a 60 tooth blade with the alternating angles on the teeth. Thanks again!

-- Bernie: It never gets hot or cold in New Hampshire, just seasonal!

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#4 posted 07-13-2012 02:07 PM

Great info…thanks for posting it.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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