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Old 01-25-2007, 12:52 AM   #11
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Not too long, a dremmel cuts very well. Just don't drop it in the water!! That would not be good. Good luck and let us know how you make out.
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If you get a diamond cutoff wheel for the dremel, you can make a cut like that in just a few minutes. (I use that to doctor an old A/C filter). I actually make a cut in my (empty!) glass tank with it in less than 1/2 hr. Doing it in acrylic will be 100x easier.
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You will need to be VERY careful about not letting acrylic bits, the drill bit, or the dremel itself falling into the water.
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It would be a good idea to radius the corners of the cuts as well. A square corner can create stress risers wich can lead to cracks. A rounded corner helps relieve the stress.
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It would be a good idea to radius the corners of the cuts as well. A square corner can create stress risers wich can lead to cracks. A rounded corner helps relieve the stress.
thanks for the tip, i plan on only cuttin like two inches longer.
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