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Where do you buy Acrylic? I have a few places online, anyone know of a good one? Preferably online or 1-800.

How do you cut it? Would a Table Saw do the job?

Is Acrylic the way to go or should I use something else? Please tell!

How do you connect it to the metal of a case?

Anything else I should know about it?

Thanks, I really appreciate the help!
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I get mine from local shops who discard huge scraps (mostly about 2' x 5') Do you mean Acrylic as in actual Acrylic or do you mean Polycarbonate (Lexan)? I hope you mean Polycarb, since I hate Acrylic. A table saw will cut Polycarb if the blade is sharp enough, you might want to use a scrap board over the cut area if the polycarb is really thin to avoid it jumping up and cracking. Clamping a board to the polycarb and using it as a guide for a jigsaw is my favorite method. I use either rivets or the regular old bolt-nut combo to attach to the case. You could use rubber molding if you have it, but I like bolts best, sometimes rivets crack the plastic.

Polycarb and Acrylic are basically the same thing, except polycarb is stronger and usually more expensive. If you are making a window, acrylic is OK. If you are making a clear case, use polycarb.
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www.mcmaster.com
www.usplastic.com

Use polycarbonate instead.
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Im not making a full case just a window. So acrylic is OK? or is Polycarbonate the way to go?

Oh man! Thanks for McMaster because theirs a warehouse or something in Cleveland and thats like 30min away I could even go pick it up instead of paying shipping
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McMaster is a great place, and having one close is a real plus. I think acrylic would be OK for a window, but polycarb would be better. Who knows, maybe it will be the same price, or even cheaper than acrylic. I would get 1/8" polycarb for the window, that is a good thickness to work with, not too thick, but thick enough to be rigid and not bend or crack easily.
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