What is the best way to cut plexiglass at home?

How do you cut plexiglass half inch thick?

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 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.

What is the best tool to use to cut plexiglass?

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.

How do you cut plexiglass without breaking it?

The key to cutting acrylic with a jigsaw is to keep the speed low. If you cut too fast, the acrylic will melt from the heat the friction creates, and your project will be a mess! Apply a strip of painter’s tape to the cut line to prevent cracking.

Can you use a jigsaw to cut plexiglass?

If you have a jigsaw, you can cut Plexiglas. Also, don’t forget the blade: Find an uncoated (that is, unpainted) fine-toothed sheet metal jigsaw blade (such as DeWalt’s 32 TPI). It might be a good idea to practice first on a few scrap pieces of Plexiglas.

How do you cut thick plexiglass with a jigsaw?

Will Home Depot cut plexiglass?

Home Depot does not cut any glass, including plexiglass. You would have to take it to a window/glass specialist/specialty store, or special order your piece through the Customer Service or Millworks desks.

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.

What is a cheaper alternative to plexiglass?

  • KidKusion.
  • CalPalmy.
  • Lelinta.
  • SOURCEONE.ORG.
  • OPTIX.
  • Acrylic Mega Store.
  • FALKEN DESIGN.
  • Edvision. MIFFLIN. See more.

Does Hobby Lobby sell plexiglass?

Plexiglass – 11″ x 14″ | Hobby Lobby | 21918.

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.