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Re: [nafex] glass

If it's anything like lexan, a slow speed cutting is better. It will rip 
carbide teeth out a circular saw and shatter the lexan, I know been there 
done that. Then I called the fellows at the shop, because thay use it for 
protection around special machines.

----Original Message Follows----
From: "Robert L. Thomasson" <102073.3346@compuserve.com>
Reply-To: nafex@yahoogroups.com
To: "INTERNET:nafex@yahoogroups.com" <nafex@yahoogroups.com>
Subject: Re: [nafex] glass
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 16:05:12 -0400


 >>But just as I decided that I needed a tougher material than double
strength glass this discussion started and it has been elucidating.
I have ordered some double wall polycarbonate from a farm supply
place on the west coast.  It comes in 4'X8' sheets.  It seems
relatively inexpensive although the shipping costs are horrendous.

My question:  How does one cut the stuff?  With a circular saw?<<

I cut mine with a small hand held electric sabre saw.  I marked the cuts
with a straightedge and a "Sharpie" pencil.
Worked pretty good.   The stuff is pretty tough, but it cuts OK.  The sabre
saw was a lot handier, so I didn't try a circular saw, but it might work.

Congratulations on getting a good deal.  I've never heard of anyone selling
double wall polycarbonate at anywhere near what I'd term a reasonable
price.   Are you absolutely sure it's polycarbonate and not twin wall
polyethylene?   The shipping and crating charges on mine were pretty
horrendous too.  And, of course, I changed my plans halfway through and had
to order some more, which  meant double the horrendous shipping and crating

  - Bob

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