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post #21 of 66
WOW, I have no idea how that happened
So sorry!!!!!!

I copied CyberDruids link from the FAQ page!
    
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no prob LOL....

i knew it must have been an accident; o well

anyway, i looked at the FAQ, and i dont really see much about cutting holes within the acrylic. i know how to score/snap but i want to know how to cut say a fan hole inside a square piece of acrylic.

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yeah i saw it, was wondering if anyone had experience actually cutting holes within cut pieces of acrylic...also if anyone had experience drilling through acrylic...just any tips would be appreciated

i already got help from duckie and syrilian, but could always use more
    
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hm i read lasers can cut acrylic. my dad is a physicist and has his own optics research lab; he has TONS of high powered lasers...perhaps i could just cut with that??
    
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High powered laser... that will cut through more than acrylic/plexiglass

Tools to cut plexiglass:

1)Bandsaw
2)Jigsaw
3)Dremel
4)hacksaw blade

Option four is doable, just incredibly time consuming but really unless you have lots of experience with a dremel probably the better choice. Just make sure you rap the blade in a rag so you don't cut yourself.
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hm i read lasers can cut acrylic. my dad is a physicist and has his own optics research lab; he has TONS of high powered lasers...perhaps i could just cut with that??
Does he have a laser cutting machine specifically design for metals/plastics? Still, it would be extremely a bad idea since you cannot use basic power tools yet....
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Does he have a laser cutting machine specifically design for metals/plastics? Still, it would be extremely a bad idea since you cannot use basic power tools yet....
he can use it lol i wont use it; even if i wanted to he would never let me.

actually he said after thinking for a while that his lasers wont work for cutting plastic
    
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and again, how do i cut circular holes IN the plexi?
    
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power drill is the only power tool

so for circles i need a dremel? and whats a jigsaw btw? (i know what a dremel is but not jigsaw)

mechanical hand tools:
hack saw (C-saw)
acrylic scorer
chisel/hammer
Try to find some hole-saw bits. I have never used one for cutting holes, but other PC modders have reported success using them.

Verify the correct diameter, and note that you will aslo need a bit hoilder/pilot bit.

Jigsaw

Also: Dremel, and with a Circle-cutting attachment.

I use the circle-cutting attachment... one tool multiple diameters.

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