View Full Version : cutting an acqrylic tank???????????
11/29/2006, 04:13 PM
I have an old scratched up 60 gallon that i would like to cut down and make a prop tank what would be the best way to cut it length wise, die grinder, circular saw, saber saw? Any suggestions would be appreciated!
11/29/2006, 04:39 PM
If you have a larger table saw with a decent fence, install a 60T, 80T or 100T (more the better) carbide blade you would be fine.
If you don't have a table saw, then a circular saw with a carbide blade with as many teeth you can find. Clamp a straight edge to the side of the tank for you saw's base plate to ride against for a nice, straight cut.
They actually make plastic blades if you want to go that expense but its not necessary. I've never tried a fine tooth blade (plywood blade) but thought about giving it a shot. May gum up though.
You could use a router with a clamped on straight edge as well.
11/29/2006, 07:05 PM
Table saw with a Triple Chip Flat Grind Blade will do the trick. How thick is the acrylic?
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