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Old 08-13-2012, 09:13 PM   #16
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How to cut acrylic light diffuser panels


My diffuser was way to brittle, my patience way to short, and my tool-set way too small to perform most of the suggestions already posted.

I was able to heat a blade (box cutter) with a small torch (a big torch lighter); making quick work of cutting along a line.
I metal strait edge below the diffuser helps keep the line strait.

You'll have to develop your cut-and-heat technique as you go.
I went between heating the mid-point of the blade, and plunging the blade into the line; cutting an inch with each plunge (every 3 or 4 seconds).

Edges weren't perfect, yet good enough for my purposes.

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Old 08-14-2012, 06:18 AM   #17
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How to cut acrylic light diffuser panels


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I was able to heat a blade (box cutter) with a small torch (a big torch lighter); making quick work of cutting along a line.
I metal strait edge below the diffuser helps keep the line strait.

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That will work

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