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    Morning, what cutting tool is best to use on acrylic sheet?

    Thank you

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    Single or 2 flute sharp cutter. Look at APT's website for something that will suit.

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    definitely recommend single flute, will make your life easier.

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    single flute "O" flute.
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    Thank you so much for all the replies, i've got both single and two fluted ones.

    Cheers
    kev

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    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.

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    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.
    Spelling mistakes are not intentional, I only seem to see them some time after I've posted

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    Quote Originally Posted by EddyCurrent View Post
    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.

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