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Old 01/11/2008, 07:24 AM   #1
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What kind of blade used ...........?

What kind of saw blade do you use to cut acrylic. And where can I find some acrylic scraps blue or black ? Does anyone have an rr overflow from a broken tank they will sell me ? Thanks in advance


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Old 01/11/2008, 08:26 AM   #2
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I cut acrylic sheet for sump baffles on a standard table saw blade. IIRC it was only 3/16" or 1/4" acrylic and I got a pretty rough cut. It worked for baffles but probably not what you are looking for on an overflow.

I have also cut it with a standard hand saw. Mixed results with that. A lot of elbow grease, a lot of binding, and a fair amount of cracking. Table saw went a lot smoother.

I purchased a holesaw from Craftics ( Very fast shipping but I see their table saw blades start at $56 and go waaaayy up from there.


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Old 01/11/2008, 08:30 AM   #3
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I use a metal/plastic blade. The more teeth the better....

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Old 01/11/2008, 08:53 AM   #4
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I think I have seen recommendations to use 80 tooth or more blades. My current table saw blade is a 10" 80 tooth carbide tipped blade I got from Harbor Freight for pretty cheap and it cuts acrylic very nicely.

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Old 01/11/2008, 01:32 PM   #5
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90 tooth freud blade from HD. "Ultra Fine Finishing" For laminate and plastics..


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Old 01/11/2008, 04:04 PM   #6
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I use a laser to cut my acrylic.

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