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Old 04-26-2012, 11:24 AM   #1
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How do I cut excess acrylic shower panel?


The shower panels I installed are wider than they need to be. Instructions that came with it says to cut it to the proper width with a knife but this doesn't work at all. Barely makes a scratch. Can I use a jigsaw or something? I need a clean cut or it will look like crap. I e-mailed the manufacterer but didn't get a response.

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Old 04-26-2012, 01:04 PM   #2
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you can use a jig saw with a very fine blade - a metal blade or similar
The whole sheet should be supported, and jig saw should be guided.
Or, you can get a carbide scoring knife and try that way.

Think of cutting it with a jig saw and the hiding the cut edge under a trim or something. They sell nice plastic trims at the orange store.

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Thanks BNTHERE. It just annoys me that they make it look so easy in the instructions only to find out it doesn't work that way!!
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you are welcome.
I know...if you are going to use jig saw, make sure you lay down the acylic sheet on a flat surface so that the cut area is completely supported. guide the jig saw so that it makes a straight cut - measure twice, cut once and cut slow.
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you can use a jig saw with a very fine blade - a metal blade or similar
The whole sheet should be supported, and jig saw should be guided.
Or, you can get a carbide scoring knife and try that way.

Think of cutting it with a jig saw and the hiding the cut edge under a trim or something. They sell nice plastic trims at the orange store.
protect your material if using jig saw..or it will mark it.....bigtime...
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if acrylic is it abs with acrylic cap usually 1/8" thick and bendable or is it resin acrylic that is 1/4 "to 1/2" thick and more brittle

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