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I have one of those too, dremel calls it a mutipurpose cutting bit which mentions its for plastics too. So I have a few bits to play with on some scraps.

do you have to sand before flame polishing or can you just go ahead and flame polish if you are happy with the cut? I am thinking a light pass with some 400 on the cut edges.

thanks for the help, keep it coming
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I'd certainly sand prior to polishing.
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ok, thanks
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just did some tests cutting some scrap acrylic, and the winner is... ...

the upcut bit on medium rpm

{tada}

I cut out a shape using 3 different bits on different parts until I found that the up cut bit was the smoothest edge, with no melting, and by far the easiest to control. I will do more tests and get some practice (this time with the guide attached to keep depth and plumb constant) prior to attempting the real cutting for my build.

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