Originally Posted by SmasherBasher
So for basic straight line cuts, it should be fine then? Also, how thick can you effectively score & snap without risking damaging the workpieces?
1/4" acrylic is the thickest that I have attempted to snap.
I experimented with varying depths of score-marks. I got the best results from a grove that was about 1/16"; I had to exert a fair amount of pressure on the panel.
The issue that I have is the bevel that the scoring knife leaves. The snapped area is clean, but there is a slight bevel. No biggie on solid-colored panels, but on clear/translucent that bevel is very prominent.
For the most part I do not score and snap, but it is a very effective method if there are no power tools wandering about.
Oh, sorry forgot... yeah all 90-degree angles and flats will not be an issue, but you will need "inside-cuts" for hardware access and mounting, intake and exhaust.