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I'm going to show you how to cut purse

back to easily a lot of large

manufacturers cook perspex on large

industrial machines laser cutting

machines and even water jet cutting

machines which makes it easy when you

consider it at all you're limited really

to a circular saw or a jigsaw but you

can use a motor for cutting straight

lines I like to use a circular saw and

for curved lines I use a jigsaw it's

real easy to call there's nothing hard

about it and I'm going to show you how

to do it and also going to straightedge

I you can see that this edge here isn't

straight to begin with so firstly we're

going to cut a new wedge on there and

get it nice and straight so cuts a

straight edge along here

we're going to use these clamps and a

piece of angle iron to give us a

straight edge one thing you must do when

you're cutting perspex is leave the

masking on never remove the masking

until you've finished making what you're

making have else it will scratch quite

easily here you can see that up for a

straight edge on the top of the perspex

and I've used a clump at each end to

secure it you can see there the blade

sticking to the perspex quite a lot we

don't want up that means that you're

wasting a lot of energy going through

the material this is the same if you're

cutting wood you need to adjust the

blade so that you just cause through the

surface at the other side so we're just

going to adjust that off so about there

and that's just going to cut through the

surface of the perspex which is what we

want if you have the blade sticking all

the way through your waste a lot of

energy on friction you should always

wear safety glasses as well when you cut

in any material or if you're using any

power tool it's really good ideas put

some safety glasses on

another important point when you're

cutting perspex is never to let the

blade touch the perspex before you start

the machine if you do it's going to chip

it quite badly so always get the machine

started before you touch the perspex

so call this radius we're going to use a

jigsaw it's quite um difficult in color

of lines in perspective can really use a

circular saw for doing anything like

this you're going to need a metal

cutting blade for cutting perspex or

water cutting blades Nagaland perspex

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