Laser Blade - Acrylic
Published on January 8, 2013
Credit has to go to Plasma2002 for this one. I simply took his idea and modified it to fit more common razor blades. I also am including the AutoCad dwg file. I made mine out of 1/4 inch acrylic and I love these things. Gone is my honeycomb table. No more is the occasional discoloration you get when the laser gets to the edge of the honeycomb table and is just a little too hot and melts the material you are working with. Plus you can see so much better what you are working on. I usually have around 6 of these little guys floating around on the bed at any given time or less if the material is smaller and I need to see around.
Simply laser cut these out on your laser cutter. I am using a Full Spectrum 40W hobby laser 4th generation. I use 25% speed 100% power to cut these little guys out. I will say this I WOULD NOT USE THIS IN A PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENT WHERE I WAS NOT THE ONLY PERSON USING THE LASER. I REPEAT DO NOT USE THESE AROUND CHILDREN OR PEOPLE WHO LACK THE INTELLIGENCE TO WORK WITH RAZOR BLADES FACING YOU. They can be dangerous but so can your laser so if you can't work with razor blades you probably should bot be running a laser in the first place. So I am sure all of you can handle it right? With that said the advantage of using these far out way the danger if you can deal with that warning. Give them a try my guess is you wont go back to your honeycomb table I know I won't. Thank you Plasma2002 I know you have gotten a lot of flack over these guys but you made a believer out of me.