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New Sight Glass For My Table Saw

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#1 Bob La Londe

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 07:30 PM


I don't CNC cut a lot of polycarbonate, but I thought folks might like seeing that with sharp cutters it cuts very nicely.  This piece was from a piece of scrap left over from building the table top enclosure on my big mill. 


You could certainly cut bills on a modest price CNC router.  The math said I could have taken a much deeper depth of cut and made these sight glasses faster, but I don't CNC cut a lot of polycarbonate so I wanted to take it easy on my cutter without slowing down the feedrate and risking melting the edges.  It came out perfect.  The edges look as good as the edges on uncut sheets.  A razor knife cleaned up the holding tabs. 

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Edited by Bob La Londe, 22 May 2016 - 07:31 PM.

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Posted 25 May 2016 - 02:19 PM

Nice - you have good chips there and no "melty caterpillars" forming.... I'll have to give some thought to trying a thing or two with some brand new mills.