Cutting fiberglass panels is not difficult, but preventing them from chipping, chipping or throwing harmful fibers. Depending on your design and your tools, some fiberglass cutting methods may provide better and safer results. Check out the points below to distinguish which types of cutting tool will be the best tool to cut fiberglass.
Warning: Before using any of the following cutting methods, protect your skin, eyes, and clothing from the strands and sharp fiberglass particles that will come out of the blades. Wear sturdy leather gloves, old clothes you don’t mind dropping, a filter mask and a plastic mask.
Complete this project in a workshop, garage, or other location where others cannot enter, and where you can clean fiberglass debris and dust.
If you choose to use a router for cutting fiberglass panels, use a thin-edged blade that cuts clean and soft edges. One downfall in using a router is that it leaves sharp edges and creates fiberglass dust that is dangerous to inhale.
Fiberglass Power Trimmer
A trimmer is light and powerful and easily cuts hard fiberglass, as used in panels. In addition, you can choose between 3, 4 and 5 inch trimmers.
You can use a puzzle to cut the fiberglass panels if you use a blade made to cut metal. Fiberglass is hard and quickly dulls any wood cutting blade. The puzzle will work better than some other saws if you need to saw curves in the panel.
Sometimes called a power saw, the circular saw works well if you are cutting a straight line and using a thin-toothed blade. For a better cut, make use of a clamp for holding the panel in place.
A saw, because it has a thin blade, also works. However, this will require more work and will take longer to cut the panel. If you have a long cut to make, you will probably want to use other types of saw.
Choosing quality fiberglass cutting tools is important to ensure accurate cutting and perfect finishing without compromising the result of an installation. With a good product in hand, it is important to follow some procedural tips.
If the glasscutter is of the model without lubricant reservoir, it is worth to brush, with the same brush, some kerosene in the tips to improve the efficiency and durability of the glasscutter.
Hold the glasscutter firmly, using tweezers with the thumb and index and middle fingers. Boost firm enough for accuracy, but not so much, so that you can move smoothly.
The glasscutter will scratch the place where the cut was determined and, after light pressure, it is possible to induce breakage of the entire piece at the indicated point.