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truckin 79 04-11-2020 06:02 PM

Cutting plexiglass for truck topper
 
I cracked my glass on topper shell and thinking plexiglass is my best option. What is the best way to cut without chipping or cracking?

franken 04-11-2020 07:01 PM

Re: Cutting plexiglass for truck topper
 
I'd ask how big is the piece and cut.
Might as well google it since you'll get lots of conflicting answers here as well as there, but the internet is faster.

mongocanfly 04-11-2020 08:06 PM

Re: Cutting plexiglass for truck topper
 
Dont use plexiglass..use lexan or similar..a jig saw cuts it very well..just keep the speed slow...and it wont break

Ziegelsteinfaust 04-11-2020 10:25 PM

Re: Cutting plexiglass for truck topper
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mongocanfly (Post 8714471)
Dont use plexiglass..use lexan or similar..a jig saw cuts it very well..just keep the speed slow...and it wont break

I think very fine cutting teeth work wonders. With the possibility of cutting oil helping keeping the lexan cool.

liftlawssuck 04-12-2020 05:34 PM

Re: Cutting plexiglass for truck topper
 
There are a couple of ways that works. You can use a cut off wheel on an air tool. That works well. You can also use a circular saw with that blade on backwards. I use a cut off wheel for windows in aircraft. But a coworker uses a circular saw. Both work well.

wildwilly4x4 04-13-2020 12:24 AM

Re: Cutting plexiglass for truck topper
 
I would go by a glass shop and see what a replacement would cost to cut. I doubt you'll save yourself any money doing plexi or lexan. The glass wont scratch as bad either.


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