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    Best method for cutting down delrin?

    So I have some 12x12 acetal plate, whats the best way to cut this into 3" sections?

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    I would use a wood table saw or skilsaw with a guide clamped to the plastic plate to get straight cuts.
    Dennis

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    Any recommendations on blade type to use?

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    Sawing Plastic

    As long as it is sharp, it will cut it! We use a carbide toothed blade with great results!

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    awesome thanks guys. was worried about # of teeth etc. will have to go pick up a new blade to cut these down while waiting on my HF X3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chakup View Post
    Any recommendations on blade type to use?
    Get what is called a Triple Chip blade. It will be labelled for cutting plastic and nonferrous metals.

    It is possible to cut Delrin with a sharp wood blade but you get a much smoother cut with less blade vibration using the triple chip blade.
    An open mind is a virtue...so long as all the common sense has not leaked out.

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