OH MY GOD !!!! Please don`t put this project away !!!! I haven`t posted pics of my projects, but if I have to cut a large hole in the middle of the panel I`ll scribe lines with panel scriber ( and use old Dymo-tapes as a guide ) and after sciribing till thin thickness..finish with hobby knife or use cutting blade with Dremel tool. No more bloody fingers...or unwanted cuts...Looking forward to see this finished!!!
I found a circular saw for the Dremel at low speed works very well for cutting brittle plastic. You don't have to have as firm a grip on the model as when you are using a saw or knife. Combine a firm grip with the force of the saw and just how brittle old plastic is becomes very evident.
I found a set at a local hardware store that came with the arbor and a large and small blade. I don't make the cut all the way through on the first pass as it melts the plastic a bit and binds up even at a low speed. I usually make 3 or 4 passes and if I feel the blade start to drag or bind I pull it out, let the plastic and blade cool for a few seconds, then resume cutting. The blades are very thin, so much so that the larger one has a slight bend in it. I very rarely use the larger blade unless I need it to reach into an area the smaller one won't. The small blade is very precise and the one I usually use.
Keep up the good progress.
Last Edit: Mar 31, 2014 8:04:06 GMT -5 by Mysterion
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