Author Topic: Need help! what's the best way to cut PM plastic?  (Read 3517 times)

Offline playmobilfire136

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Need help! what's the best way to cut PM plastic?
« on: October 19, 2018, 22:03:16 »
I'm making a tiller ladder truck for my playmobil fire department and I need to know the best way to cut PM plastic, I was considering a hacksaw, but then I thought a dremel tool might be better, which one should I use? or is there a different too, I should use?   


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Re: Need help! what's the best way to cut PM plastic?
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2018, 06:42:48 »
I use a razor saw.  The backless type is best as that does not leave a burr, however, it only cuts on the pull stroke.
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Re: Need help! what's the best way to cut PM plastic?
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2018, 15:45:43 »
I went with a dremel, it looks like it will work amazingly.
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Re: Need help! what's the best way to cut PM plastic?
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2018, 00:47:53 »
A dremel will work well, just be weary of unwanted cuts or melting of the plastic. ABS doesn't do well with heat. I also use a small razor saw when cutting.


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