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Best way to cut ABS plastic?

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I am doing an installation project this weekend and have a sheet of the black textured ABS plastic to make a trim kit with for a sat. receiver. I was wondering what the best type of tool and blade would be to cut this with?
Any help would be appreciated.


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Is the plastic going to be visible or not seen ?

What shapes and thickness are you cutting ?

Is it a lot of cutting ?

The tool depends on the size of the job. Could be anything from a sheet metal nibbler to a mini-drill.
I am going to be doing a lot of cutting that will be visible for the most part. The sheet of plastic looks like its close to a 1/4".

slightly warm the plastic in the sun (or microwave) and use a very sharp cutter.

Or you could use a dremmel and then finish off with a sharp cutter. If you want to get rid of the "fuzzy" bits, just do a couple of quick passes with a lighter.

Thats how i do it.[:I]
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