If you need to make complex cutting of plexiglass, plastic or sheet acrylic, it is very convenient to use a hot cutter. It goes through these materials like clockwork. Such a device can be made in just 5 minutes.
What you need:
- electric soldering iron 60 W;
- assembly knife blade;
- long bolt M5.
The process of making a cutter from a soldering iron
The standard tip must be removed from the soldering iron. Instead, it is required to install an M5 bolt cut along the side of the head to a depth of 10-15 mm.
Making a thin cut is important, so it is best to use a hand jigsaw for this.
A broken segment from the cutting knife blade is inserted into the bolt inserted into the soldering iron. The torch is then tightened with screws.
Now, when the soldering iron heats up, the blade will cut through the plastic very quickly and accurately without leaving wide beads of melt, as happens when using a hot wire.
In favor of such a homemade product, one can also attribute the fact that after work, the standard tip returns to its place, and the soldering iron can again be used for its main purpose.
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