Plexiglass Cutter is an inexpensive tool used to score and cut plastic sheets up to 3/16" thick. By drawing the plexiglass cutter along a straight edge, enough material will be removed enabling the sheet to snap apart. Designed for cutting plastic sheets for model building, picture framing, hobby projects, crafts, and other DIY projects.
How to use the Plexiglass Cutter: Do not remove the protective masking on the sheet if possible. Use a straightedge slightly longer than the material as a guide. Draw the plexiglass cutter across the material several times to score it. For 3/16" thick acrylic, it should take roughly 7 or 8 times. Excessive pressure is not required, but the scribed line must extend to the very edge of the material for a clean edge.
Next, place the material with the scribed side up, over a breaker bar (a rod slightly longer than the material). Apply downward pressure simultaneously on both sides of the scribed line. Start at one end and work slowly along the sheet until finished.
An alternative method would be to clamp the acrylic sheet or hold it rigidly under a straight edge with the scriber mark hanging just over the table's edge. Use a cloth to protect your hands and apply sharp downward pressure to the other side of the sheet. It will break and snap along the scribed mark. This method is not recommended for long breaks or thicker than 3/16" material.
To clean up the edge, use our edge scraper and polish the edges with our polishing kit.