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Will a timber bandsaw cut thin plastic or will i need a plastic cutting blade on my clarke bandsaw. The teeth are very fine on the timber saw thats in now thanks

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Hi, yes it will cut plastic, but if its a brittle plastic you will need to guard against splitting. To guard against this you can brace the plastic with a thin sheet of plywood underneath whilst cutting.

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