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Old    Ron T (Laker1234)      Join Date: Mar 2010       08-27-2016, 2:07 PM Reply   
What's the best way to cut EVENLY through 3/4 HDPE plastic. Going to try my hand at making a surf gate.
Old    Jason (corerider)      Join Date: May 2008       08-27-2016, 3:14 PM Reply   
I use a jigsaw with a wood cutting blade. Cuts through like butter or straight cuts. If making a tight curve or turn it will begin to melt the HDPE and gum up some because of the friction. Not too bad to deal with though. If only making straight cuts a circular saw would do too. Basically whatever you'd use to cut plywood will work just as well on HDPE.
Old    Ron T (Laker1234)      Join Date: Mar 2010       08-28-2016, 7:10 AM Reply   
Thanks!!! Didn't think about it getting hot and possibly melting.
Old    Charlie Zulu (Pad1Tai)      Join Date: Jan 2013       08-28-2016, 7:15 AM Reply   
I used my band saw and a belt sander to finish it off..
Old    Nick Wiersema (Chaos)      Join Date: Apr 2010       08-28-2016, 8:43 AM Reply   
Table saw. Clean it up with a belt sander. Chop or miter saw also works well depending on what you are trying to accomplish.

Basic straight cuts, clamp it down and use a circular saw if you don't have a table saw. You can round off edges with a jig saw or a sander/grinder.

Nick
Old    Eric Silva (getssum)      Join Date: Jul 2005       08-29-2016, 2:48 PM Reply   
Trim routers work great as well!
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       08-29-2016, 3:23 PM Reply   
miter saw, jigsaw, circular. very easy to work with. drill it, sand it, screw it

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