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Cutting Lexan Panels
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If you are doing the clear shutters installation yourself this season, please be careful.
Cutting clear acrylic sheet is a lot easier and safer than cutting any shape of polycarbonate.
Because of it's unbreakable properties the lexan (polycarbonate) does not "shear".
So what happens during saw cutting are some wicked kickbacks, even if you are experienced in plastics work. I always have to get myself psyched up, and ready to hold on to the sheet very tightly.
This is no joke, it comes flying at you with incredible speeds, since the spinning saw blade has a lot of momentum, and force energy built up. Homeowners, grab a hand held power saw or use a table saw thinking, "I cut plastic sheet before" I can handle this. It is a mistake that is easy to make. I feel like papasan, giving a lecture. :)

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