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cutting down an acrylic tank to make it shorter

This is a discussion on cutting down an acrylic tank to make it shorter within the Equipment Talk Section forums, part of the Aquarium Related Chat category; can anyone tell me what would work best for this. it is eurobraced and i want to cut the top ...

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    can anyone tell me what would work best for this. it is eurobraced and i want to cut the top right off to make it a wide open top then use it as a planter.

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    ancient chinese secret? i was thinking dave and his jack knife but i want to plant before fall,,,,,
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    ive cut acrylic with a little water and my table saw
    500 gallon plywood tank
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    150 gallon saltwater mixed reef.
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    I found this:
    When making straight cuts in acrylic sheet, use a fine-toothed carbide-tipped or high-speed steel blade specifically designed for acrylic cutting. You can also use a sharp fine-toothed plywood or laminate cutting blade if you aren't cutting enough acrylic to warrant buying a special saw blade.

    As well:
    https://homeguides.sfgate.com/cut-ac...saw-86142.html

    Seems, its all about the "set" of the teeth

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    https://youtu.be/4-jM7VAT0SE

    Watch the whole video lot's of good info
    But the cutting starts at around 27th minutes



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    Watch the whole video lot's of good info
    But the cutting starts at around 27th minutes



    I think you meant the cutting starts around 13 min

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    LOL
    I don't know where 27 came from.



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    thanks for the responses everyone. i guess i will buy a blade with many teeth.

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    Keep it cool with a stream of water (as Dave mentioned) or else the acrylic melts onto the blade. I tried drilling an acrylic tank and the acrylic melted and ruined my diamond hole saw bit.

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