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Where might I find plexi-glass?
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Post# 223767   7/19/2007 at 14:42 (4,328 days old) by pulsator (Saint Joseph, MI)        

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Where would I find plexi-glass? I need a couple custom cut pieces of plexi-glass in order to complete a fun little project I've been working on. Once it's done I'll unvail it with pics and vids of it's maiden washload!

Post# 223775 , Reply# 1   7/19/2007 at 15:36 (4,328 days old) by unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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Hi Jamie, I get all my Plexi-glass cut at Ace Hardware.

Post# 223783 , Reply# 2   7/19/2007 at 16:19 (4,328 days old) by accapp ()        

My Home Depot carries it but they don't do precision cuts. Should be able to get a piece at almost any hardware store or home center. Plexi-Glass cuts real easily with most standard wood-working hand or power tools.

Post# 223815 , Reply# 3   7/19/2007 at 18:53 (4,328 days old) by alr2903 (TN)        

Just a thought, a window glass shop, for household windows, make a Paper templet of exactly what you want. They cut some for our security door, and it does come in different grades of thickness, I did not anticipate that question until the guy asked me. arthur

Post# 223817 , Reply# 4   7/19/2007 at 19:00 (4,328 days old) by goprog ()        

If you do decide to cut it yourself, you might want to test
whatever you use to cut it on an out-of-the way place. I
might be confusing it with a different type of plastic, but
cutting/shaping with a highspeed tool can generate heat and
cause melting/gumming up of the tool. (I think I tried a
jigsaw on some type of plastic and it melted and closed up
behind as the saw went forward.)

Post# 223907 , Reply# 5   7/20/2007 at 00:08 (4,328 days old) by tolivac (greenville nc)        

When cutting plexi with jig or saber saws-use a low speed to prevent melting-and be sure to use a NEW SHARP blade.If you have a varible speed bandsaw this works best.Again use the lower speed.An alternative to sawing-the place that sells plexi may have a special cutter for it.It works like a glass cutter.this works well and no worry about burning and makes a cleaner cut than any saw.the little cutter works best if you are cutting a large peice in half or whatever-if you are making cutouts-a saw is then better.If you are sawing-leave the paper covers on the plexi-prev ents scratching,and chipping of the edges from the saw.Again make sure your saw is SHARP.

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