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    Another Acrylic Cutting Question from a newbie

    Hi Everyone,

    I posted yesterday with a question about cutting Black 3/16" (5mm) Acrylic.

    I am using a friends Camtech L20 Laser. She uses it primarily for engraving Stone. She has a compressor that supplies air to the nozzle. She uses this when engraving stone.

    Should I use air when cutting acrylic?

    Thanks again everyone, you guys are great!!

    Mark Noll
    Woodworker, Artist

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    Short answer....YES! Acrylic can flare up. You will also get a cleaner cut.

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