Sawing PerspexPowered saws with blades that have alternatively bevelled teeth, as normally used with aluminium, are particularly suitable for Perspex®. Band saws, jig saws and fret saws may also be used. The recommended conditions for sawing Perspex® are shown in the table below.
|Saw Type||Optimum Blade Speed (m/min)||Optimum Saw Pitch||Recommendation|
|Circular Saw Carbide Tipped||3000||All Thicknesses||0.8-1.6||N/A|
|Bandsaw||1500||Up to 3mm 3-13mm Over 13mm||6-8 4-5 1.5-2||Saw guides as close together as possible to prevent twisting|
|Jig Saw Fret Saw||Non-Critical||Up to 6mm||5-6||Allow blade to stop before withdrawing from saw cut|
Scribing PersepxSmall pieces of Perspex® up to 4mm thick may be conveniently cut in a straight line by deeply scribing one or both surfaces several times with a sharp metal scriber, or stanley knife. Clamp the sheet with the scribed line uppermost and pressing sharply down over the edge of a bench or desk that has an unbevelled edge. Please note, this technique is not suited to extruded.
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