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Where can i find strong and durable acrylic sheets?
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I usually buy from U.S. Plastic.
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Thanks, do you cut it with a regular table saw?
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Also, check with your local sign manufacturers; the shop that's local to me will sell the sheets (and can special order) essentially at cost, the best part is that since they get it with their regular deliveries you don't have to deal with expensive oversize shipping charges.

I cut my acrylic with my table saw using a fine crosscut blade and that does a very good job.
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Check Laird Plastics or Sabic Polymershapes or Total Plastics. I am a sales and quality engineer for a vacuum forming company. We buy ALOT of plastic sheet and heat it up and form it. If you cut your acrylic, you introduce stress into it so it isn't a bad idea to anneal the acrylic per the mfr instructions afterwards. Annealing the material relaxes the molecules inside and thus takes some of the brittleness out of the material. If you don't anneal it and drop the piece on the ground or drill into it, it may crack. Also, make sure any sharp edges are knocked off. Acrylic is very notch sensitive. Meaning any little notch, chip, crack etc on the edge of the sheet can cause a crack to propagate really easily. As long as everything is cleaned up and smooth and annealed, you should be good to go. Use Novus products to remove any surface scratches.
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Where can i find strong and durable acrylic sheets?
Also, if you want "strong" acrylic...which acrylic by nature isn't really that strong....go with a DR Acrylic or a Cell Cast Acrylic. Avoid extruded or continuous cast.
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Thanks, do you cut it with a regular table saw?
I make my cuts with a band saw or a jig saw. U.S. Plastic can cut your sheets to an exact size if needed.
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Cheapest I've found:

http://www.estreetplastics.com/
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Home Depot for me !!! lol
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