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Started by dleary, Jan 27, 2016, 05:46 am
Quote from: volpone on Jan 27, 2016, 06:00 am5-6mm is a lot thicker than I've tried this with, but I put in tile in my bathroom. (Be patient, I'll get there.) Nowadays, instead of tiling drywall, they make something called Hardiboard, which is like drywall, but with concrete instead of gypsum. Much sturdier and less susceptible to mold. You score Hardiboard the way you would drywall (or you can cut it with a circle saw, goggles, and a mask, and then throw away the saw blade), only instead of a utility knife, you buy a special diamond tipped cutter. I've put down a plywood cutting surface and with a steel straight edge, some patience, and a number of passes, I've made some very nice clean cuts in plexi half as thick as what you're working on. If you try it, let me know how it works for you. http://www.pureadhesion.co.uk/images/detailed/Hardie-Backer-Carbide-Tipped-Cutting-Knife.jpg
Quote from: kiwidoc on Jan 27, 2016, 08:49 amI've successfully used my tablesaw, jigsaw and bandsaw to cut this up to those thicknesses and been successful each time. The trick is to take your time and if you have it, leave protective coatings on until afterwards. good luck!