I need help with a design


I need help with a design

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saundra51
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I have a design I am trying on 3/8" plexiglass for a splash guard between my sink and navigation station on my sailboat. I have a dremel tool that was my father-in-laws with many attachments. I have drawn my design on the paper backing and then used a bit to cut the outline. Does plexiglass need a lower speed....I am reviving it all the way up.



OR...can you suggest a video I can watch to help with this project.



Thanks...I am on a big learning curve!

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****o, this is Beth from Dremel Customer Service.  In regards to the application that you are doing, the best bit that we have for cutting "plexiglass or plastic" would be our MultiPurpose Cutting Bit, #561.  This will allow you to cut wood, plastic, fiberglass, drywall, laminate, aluminum and vinyl siding.  When using this bit, if cutting into a piece of material, then you will need to start at a 45 degree angle, otherwise, off the edge.  Keep your RPM's running around 10,000 - 15,000 RPM.  (in otherwords, slow).  Cutting something like this can cause the plexiglass to wobble, so make sure it's secured tightly.  Good luck with your project!  If you have any further questions, always feel free as well to contact Dremel Customer Service on the toll free phone number of 1-800-437-3635, Monday-Friday, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm, CST.  Any of us would be more than happy to assist you!

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When you cut plexiglass with the Dremel it has a tendency to melt.  The trick is to get the speed slow enough so that it does not melt but fast enough so that it cuts efficiently.  I have had to go over ther same cut again in order to remove the melt but if you are patient it does a nice job.

Wayner   Wink


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