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Stanley blades

Postby Rainbow » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:22 pm

On an old thread there was a link to a Stanley blade specifically for scoring acrylic but the link was broken. I use a general purpose 1992 blade for everything, but are there more effective blades, particularly for scoring acrylic?
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Re: Stanley blades

Postby pramsay13 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:36 pm

I use a hooked blade.
I'm sure it came from a recommendation on the board years ago when my glass cutting wheel didn't work. :mrgreen:
https://www.toolstop.co.uk/how-to-choose-a-stanley-blade-a-toolstop-buying-guide-a1169
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Re: Stanley blades

Postby Kevindaniel » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:40 pm

On the Excalibar 5000 the scoring blade is the normal Stanley blade reversed. I have often used the back of the Stanley knife to score acrylic
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Re: Stanley blades

Postby marky9 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:55 am

I’ve used ordinary Stanley blades and the ones specifically for plastic- the results have always been a bit hit and miss, so I bought one of these:
https://www.lionpic.co.uk/p/8393/Fletch ... oring-Tool
Not cheap, but if you cut a regular amount of acrylic it’s worth it. Easy to use and does a great job every time. They also do a cheaper one but as I’ve never used it I can’t say whether it’s any good.
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Re: Stanley blades

Postby poliopete » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:58 pm

I use a similar tool shown by marky9.

Mine is a cheaper variant made by plasplug. I originally purchased it for cutting Formica but it scores plastic/acrylic with no problem. :D

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Re: Stanley blades

Postby Rainbow » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:44 am

Thanks for these replies which are very helpful :)
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