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piper1
03-07-2017, 10:13 AM
Morning, what cutting tool is best to use on acrylic sheet?

Thank you

Chaz
03-07-2017, 01:40 PM
Single or 2 flute sharp cutter. Look at APT's website for something that will suit.

Zeeflyboy
03-07-2017, 01:52 PM
definitely recommend single flute, will make your life easier.

Ger21
03-07-2017, 02:32 PM
single flute "O" flute.

piper1
03-07-2017, 02:36 PM
Thank you so much for all the replies, i've got both single and two fluted ones.

Cheers
kev

Fred
04-07-2017, 11:53 PM
Also, make sure you use cast rather than extruded acrylic. I find that cast cuts really well and extruded can melt onto the endmill at the same feeds and speeds.

EddyCurrent
06-07-2017, 08:25 PM
In addition, using a little washing up liquid in water provides an excellent cutting fluid and using a 'climb' cutting direction seems to improve surface finish to the cut edge.

piper1
07-07-2017, 12:12 AM
In addition, using a little washing up liquid in water provides an excellent cutting fluid and using a 'climb' cutting direction seems to improve surface finish to the cut edge.

Thanks Eddy that sounds really interesting, will certainly try it out.