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FROM THE February 2010 ISSUE

Cutting styrene

RELATED TOPICS: STYRENE
Tip: While recently working on a large truck, I found the need to cut a long strip of styrene from a large sheet. 

Holding a metal straightedge with one hand, while running a knife along the edge with the other, was an “iffy” prospect at best.

Then the idea hit me: Clamp a metal straightedge directly onto the large styrene sheet, and use it as a fence, like on a table saw.  

You don’t even have to clamp the plastic to a tabletop – just clamp the plastic directly to the straightedge. It keeps the straightedge from wandering, and keeps your fingers intact and away from a possibly-slipping knife blade.  

It worked great.

Mike Johansen
via E-mail


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