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it seems to been with in a couple bucks between the colors for for 3/16th at 24''x36'' and the thicker seems to be cheaper for translucent than for the clear
Indeed.

If I may be so bold:

If you are using it for a window only there is no reason to throw away hard-earned money. 1/8" is great for windows, as is 3/16.

3/16 is the thinest gauge that I would use for any type of structural support, it is the gauge that I use a lot of. It does an outstanding job when all angles are 90 degrees, and there is no shearing force involved.

1/4" is very rigid, but will add up quickly when it comes to weight.
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post #32 of 59
1/8" is pretty standard. Thicker is more "structural" and can be used to mount stuff without so much flexure.
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1/8" is pretty standard. Thicker is more "structural" and can be used to mount stuff without so much flexure.
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k thank you guys
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ok i want to do some cutting to my case, i have a dremel but want kind of cut off wheel will i need?
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post #36 of 59
A cut-off wheel like this will work on aluminum and steel. Note that it took a wheel similar to that to cut through a 1" wide x 1/8" thick piece of SST. The aluminum won't be an issue.

For de-burring a grinding drum works well as it has the surface area to play the rinding surface along the burred edge.

...and of course these.

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ok i may need those goggles steel in the eye hurts
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post #38 of 59
Indeed...

I did some cutting and grinding tonight on aluminum... I have small burns on my neck and forehead from what could essentially be considered miniscule sharpnel!

Heh...sometimes I hear the "crack!" of metal or acrylic hitting the lens' of my safety glasses...

Thank God for brains.

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when it happened i was wearing my glasses and the slag it went under my glasses into my eye. it took me about an hour to get it out.

now back to this now were would be a good to pick those items you recommended local hard wear store, lowes ,home depot sorry it been a while since ive about to get these
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use a drill and a hole saw whenever you can. using a Dremel to cut a circle is like using a weed eater to mow your backyard.
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