Wednesday, September 17, 2008

UPdate to saw blades discussion

Here is a site worth looking at for Acrylic sawing tips - although the generalizations lend themselves more to your own trial and error -

For some tool speed suggestions on more exotic plastic materials - look here -

And as the good old standby for good plastic blade general info including blade component terminology I use

Once again, the key to machining plastics in general is to have a tooth chip design which lends itself to cutting or slicing depending on material, holding the material firmly to prevent chatter, adequate tool speed to remove material but slow enough to discourage heat generation (gumming up the works so to speak) and making sure to deal with chip and dust evacuation issues - always including using your protective equipment - eye, ear and nose/mouth protection.

- Skippy -

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