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Rout away rough cuts in acrylic

Here's a simple way to clean up the rough edges of tablesaw cuts in acrylic

If you get too much chipping when cutting the acrylic panes on your tablesaw, here's a way around the problem: Using the finest-tooth blade you have, cut 4-1/4x6-1/4" blanks. Then cut a piece of 3/4"-thick scrap to 4x6". One at a time, adhere the blanks to the scrap with double-faced tape, centering the blank on the scrap. Chuck a flush-trim bit in your table-mounted router and trim the blanks to finished size.


 

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peppinoman wrote:

I would like to confirm what type of bit that should be used for routing acrylic materail.

1/18/2012 11:23:10 AM Report Abuse
Ken Kish wrote:

I'll be making the candle lanterns from your plans. will be using acrylic for the panes and etch my own design. I will be using battery flicker lites inside so I don't have to wory about heat. Thanks for the great tip.

12/31/2009 06:28:52 AM Report Abuse

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