06:44AM | 12/16/04
Member Since: 12/15/04
1 lifetime posts
I need to replace 24+24 size plastic light panel inserts, and would like to know if these plastic panels can be cut to size without shattering.

I've tried to cut with a saber saw (using fine blade for metal) and end up with shattered pieces.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.


12:02PM | 12/16/04
Member Since: 09/24/04
128 lifetime posts
These things are a mess to cut. If you bought the thin lenses you wil need to use a dremel tool with a metal cutting wheel. If you bought the thicker lenses you can use a table saw but the blade will have to have a lot of teeth, like for plywood or paneling. A lighting specialty shop can probably cut them for you. You must cut them one at a time and definitely wear safety glasses when doing so.

The thin lenses are not worth there weight in salt they break way to easy. I highly recommend the thicker lenses.

U.S.M.C. Semper Fi !!!


07:57PM | 12/30/04
Member Since: 12/19/04
62 lifetime posts
You can use a soldering iron and install the round flat tip, mark your plastic and run the flat tip along your mark. Will work with the thin or thick plastic lenses. Check weller soldering iron tips from grainger and look for a thin flat tip. Always worked great for me. In a pinch you can heat a knife.



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