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Offline Jak24Topic starter

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online hardware store for pre-cut plexi / acrylic glass
« on: July 02, 2010, 11:36:12 AM »
HI !

I'm staring a new robotics project and for my robots chassis i would like use plexi/acrylic glass
I used it for my previous robot and it worked out great.
But i had someone else to cut it for me.(and he had a sorts of machines to cut it precisely)
This time he can't cut it for me, and i hear it is quite hard to cut it your self with out machines to help you , as i need the plexi/acrylic glass the but cut very precisely.
My question is: does anyone know of an online hardware store that sells plexi/acrylic glass
and they would cut it to my desire?

Thanks
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Jak24

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Re: online hardware store for pre-cut plexi / acrylic glass
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2010, 11:52:47 AM »
bigbluesaw.com comes to mind

But, any kind of cutting service like that will cost you a lot (its all controlled by hand, no automation to it). I would recommend using materials you could work with at home.

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Re: online hardware store for pre-cut plexi / acrylic glass
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2010, 03:19:20 PM »
Acrylic is actually quite easy to use, grab a jigsaw and a proper jigsaw blade for acrylic, it cuts it like butter, file the edges if you want for a neater look, the first ever time I did it, I got very good results, try it, not hard at all.
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Re: online hardware store for pre-cut plexi / acrylic glass
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2010, 11:33:24 AM »
www.ponoko.com

If its just cuts and its acrylic no etching then they are rather cheap. Shipping is the biggest problem but I commonly try to get BIG orders $300 and above then buy into their monthly plan getting free shipping and $1.35 a min laser time vs $2 standard. Shipping for me is around 11.99 and for most small stuff thats more then what I spent on the item.
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