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Old 27-10-14, 06:26 PM
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Cutting acrylic??

Hi lads, I'm planning to mod my case a bit and I want to cover the floor back and the mobo area with some acrylic, but I don't know what to use to make a cut...Do you have any suggestions regarding the tools I can use( budget oriented)

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Old 27-10-14, 06:33 PM
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You'll get far with a dremel. cuts plastic like butter. They are from 70€ and up.
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Old 27-10-14, 07:06 PM
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The key to cutting acrylic is speed and damn sharp tools a scroll saw is excellent, a dremel is good for detail and sanding, a jigsaw is ok but a scroll saw is probably the best thing for straight clean cuts.
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Old 27-10-14, 09:12 PM
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I just had a look at some scroll saw, and Dremel Moto Saw seems pretty good, it also doesn't cost a lot.
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I've been thinking about the Dremel Moto Saw lately, it looks like a tidy bit of kit, the saw being able to be removed, and used like a hand saw is a nice touch. The good thing about it is it's size, nice and compact. They were on Amazon a few weeks back for £55 it was just a shame I was broke, £75 ish still isn't a bad price though especially for Dremel
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Old 27-10-14, 11:22 PM
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I've been thinking about the Dremel Moto Saw lately, it looks like a tidy bit of kit, the saw being able to be removed, and used like a hand saw is a nice touch. The good thing about it is it's size, nice and compact. They were on Amazon a few weeks back for £55 it was just a shame I was broke, £75 ish still isn't a bad price though especially for Dremel
Yeah I found it on amazon for 79£, still not bad price.
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Don't use the dremel motosaw to cut acrylic tubing however

I bought the motosaw and its a fantastic and useful tool. But I was curious about its applications and so i purchased a 90degree blade to allow cuts to longer pieces of material and then tested some cuts on rigid tubing. It melts the tubing terrible. While flat sheets of acrylic are fine, and make it possible for some nice detailed work.

Anyone buying the motosaw for modding definately need to buy the 90degree blades however as an additional. it allows the runners either side of the blade to be adjusted better for cutting straight lines.
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Don't use the dremel motosaw to cut acrylic tubing however

I bought the motosaw and its a fantastic and useful tool. But I was curious about its applications and so i purchased a 90degree blade to allow cuts to longer pieces of material and then tested some cuts on rigid tubing. It melts the tubing terrible. While flat sheets of acrylic are fine, and make it possible for some nice detailed work.

Anyone buying the motosaw for modding definately need to buy the 90degree blades however as an additional. it allows the runners either side of the blade to be adjusted better for cutting straight lines.
Thanks for info mate.
For acrylic tubing I used just normal saw(hand saw), works perfectly.
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Old 28-10-14, 01:23 PM
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Thanks for info mate.
For acrylic tubing I used just normal saw(hand saw), works perfectly.
. Hand saw gives the best desirable results in my opinion.

But I will say this. The motosaw is not 100% perfect. but considering the small working space I have for my current desk build it is really convenient to have. Takes 20sec to take setup and start cutting.

As for everything else. It cuts like a dream on any plastic or metal up to 18mm thick. As you say, it was a little pricey, but the fact its so portable and easy to store away i think it was worth it. I just wish they provided me with at least 1 90degree blade. You get 8 blades but for long cuts the "U" bar prevents it.
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