|The Plastic Cutting Tool is the perfect acrylic companion when making score- line cuts. This tool is conveniently small but effective for making straight, scoreline cuts to acrylic sheets up to 1/4".
Once the scoreline is made, it's as simple as snapping the sheet into your useable size!
|Using the Plasticutter
Mark your line
With a pen or pencil, mark the sheet where you want the cut to be made. If you need a perfectly straight line, make sure to use a framing square.
Score the material
Score the material several times - repeat the scoring process once for every .025 inch of thickness.
1/8" inch = 5 times
3/16" inch = 7 times
1/4" inch = 10 times .
Break along the scored line
An easy way to break the material is to position one half on the edge of a table, forcing pressure on the other half. The material will quickly break along your scored line.Another option is to position a dowel or rod running along the length of the scored line. Firmly apply pressure on one side until the sheet cleanly breaks