What is the best tool to cut plexiglass?

For thicker sheets of plexiglass, cut with a power saw—be it a circular saw, saber saw, or table saw. (To cut anything but a straight line, opt for a jigsaw.) No matter which type of saw you choose for the task, it’s critically important to use the right blade.

What is the best way to cut plexiglass at home?

What kind of saw blade do you use to cut plexiglass?

For best results with Plexiglas® MC acrylic sheet, circular saw blades should be the largest diameter possible and contain 60 carbide-tipped teeth with a triple-chip-tooth design. Teeth should be shaped with a 5° to 10° positive rake angle and have sharp cutting edges with adequate clearance.

How do you cut plexiglass cleanly?

Will a glass cutter cut plexiglass?

When using a cutter or knife: Use a glass cutter or the dull side of a utility knife to score the plexiglass along the mark line five to 10 times. Flip over the sheet and score the opposite side of the piece. Line up the score line with the edge of the work space and clamp it down.

Does Lowes cut plexiglass for you?

Can Lowes/Home Depot cut small circles of LEXAN? No, no stores would attempt to make such cuts given the machines and hand tools at their disposal. For the Lowe’s stores that cut glass, they specialize in straight cuts along a fixed edge.

Does Lowes cut glass to size?

Glass was clear and without scratches. Was cut to size perfectly. Lowe’s is one of the few places that will still cut glass.

Will Home Depot cut plexiglass to size?

How can I custom cut plexiglass at Home Depot? Home Depot does not offer plexiglass cutting. If you inquire very politely and on a slow day/time (7–9am is recommended) you may find someone in Millworks/Tool Rental/Building Materials able to assist.

What is a cheaper alternative to plexiglass?

What are Plexiglass and Lexan, and are they economical alternatives to glass? Plexiglass and Lexan are brand names for the plastics commonly known as acrylic and polycarbonate. Acrylic is less expensive and easier to fabricate, but can shatter if impacted with enough force.