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    Can someone please tell me a good and easy way to cut kydex? I'm trying to make some stuff and haven't found an easy way to cut it
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    I used Dremel. All I had at the time. Tin Snips would probably work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JGglock View Post
    Can someone please tell me a good and easy way to cut kydex? I'm trying to make some stuff and haven't found an easy way to cut it
    You may find this thread interesting:

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    Ive found the easiest way is to score it then simply snap it apart.
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    thanks for all the info and the thread ref sry i didnt look there first!!!
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    I use an razor knife to score it, then I flex it against an edge.

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    For the thin stuff I use tin snips. They work fairly well for larger curves. For thicker stuff (usually for clips) I score and snap. On thick stuff I'll sand sharp edges smooth so straight cuts are usually all I need.
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    Where can you buy Kydex on line? Anyone know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sp2022 View Post
    Where can you buy Kydex on line? Anyone know?
    i got mine from knifekits.com
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    knife kits has the best prices and everything you will need.

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    I get mine on Ebay and I use a scroll saw to cut it.
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    If you can find it local it is much cheaper. Search for plastic supplier businesses in your area. Score with a utility knife and snap. I even just keep scoring it over and over and it will cut through.

    Be very careful with a utility knife and keep fingers and hands out of the way unless you have a relative or in-law that works at the emergency room. Tendency is to push too hard while cutting. Take it easy and push softer on the utility knife while scoring. Flip it around and score it both directions for a clean cut.

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