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    How have you guys cut small square and circle shaped holes through plexiglass? using a dremel?

    whenever i tried to cut a small square in the middle of the plexi i screw up and it breaks where its not supposed to =(

    so any tips?
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    I use a large drill bit to get it started then cut it with the Dremel. Too hard to do it with a plasic cutter. I found a thin engraving tool for the dremel and at high speed it cut through acrylic like butter (because of the friction and heat), it should work the same for plexiglass.
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    A dremel on moderate speed is probably the best way to go. Use one of those thin wood cutting bits. Start out with a drill to make a pilot hole, and then use the dremel. Some type of metal template makes it easy to get a perfect square.
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