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Photo Etch Mesh Sheet?


The 3rd Placer
01-10-2014, 05:26 PM
What is the best way to cut out a rectangle out of a large PE Mesh Sheet?

Thanks
Ryan

bradfordian
01-10-2014, 07:38 PM
Scissors?
:)

freakray
01-10-2014, 10:08 PM
I've done it with scissors.

A new blade in the Xacto will do it too if you take your time.

MPWR
01-10-2014, 10:19 PM
Depends how thick/heavy the mesh is. Tin snips, trama shears, swing arm paper cutter... But if scissors will work, they're a good option.

CrateCruncher
01-11-2014, 12:28 AM
I bought a pair of these 10 years ago and they still cut through steel sheet like warm butter. I find them great for most photo-etch including mesh and screen:
http://www.amazon.com/Fiskars-12-71777097J-Softouch-Titanium-Scissors/dp/B00114TK46/ref=sr_sp-btf_title_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1389417888&sr=8-6&keywords=fiskars+scissors (http://www.amazon.com/Fiskars-12-71777097J-Softouch-Titanium-Scissors/dp/B00114TK46/ref=sr_sp-btf_title_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1389417888&sr=8-6&keywords=fiskars+scissors)

JeremyJon
01-11-2014, 05:30 PM
if it's very thin PE, and prone to distortion, then I will lay on LT masking first, allows being able to mark dimensions exactly, but also see if lines distort before cutting next side

The 3rd Placer
01-11-2014, 07:24 PM
Thanks all, I figured cutting with scissors but wondered if a cardboard backer or tape would assist with any distortion etc.

Ryan

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