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Old 10-29-2018, 02:42 AM
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Thanks Jim!

I have much to learn about working this material. Thanks for the drilling tips. The only drills I have at 90 degrees are the spotting bits. I've noticed I get cracks when using the other points as you mention.

Cutting the first batch I'd used the chop saw with 40 teeth. Was recommended a blade for plastics or one with a specific tooth rake profile to not melt the acrylic. Was told there was one that was 96T and a 135T range version like the veneer finishing cut. Today cut some more rod on the bandsaw with a 12TPI blade. It melted as expected but wasn't to bad. The kerf is much thinner so I'm not wasting as much material.


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