How to Cut Pvc Video Panels
Pvc panels are a modern finishing material, which has successfully and deservedly gained popularity in the field of interior decoration. Attract customers with their price, ease of maintenance, stylish appearance, and most importantly. Simple installation technology that can be done independently. Many people prefer their tile when decorating the walls and ceilings of bathrooms and toilets.
Choose the right tool for cutting plastic panels
The only problem the user encounters during installation is the standard length of the panels is 3 meters, despite the fact that the height of the ceilings in panel houses is usually about 2.5 meters. And here the question arises. How and how to cut PVC panels without damaging them? We will consider the answer to this question in the article.
Which tool is suitable for cutting plastic panels?
In the arsenal of finishing masters there are many ways to cut plastic. And everyone who is engaged in repairing on their own can choose any of these methods, use a professional tool or improvised tools based on their needs and capabilities. Let us consider in more detail all the pros and cons of each method:
- Plastic cutter
Hacksaw. For plastic, a tool with small teeth is suitable, pay attention that the teeth on the blade are not separated in different directions. So the cut will be smooth, smooth, the plastic will not break out. It is convenient to cut several panels at once with a hacksaw, stacking them on top of each other. Jigsaw. With it, the process of cutting panels will be much faster than with a hand tool. But there are some nuances of working with a jigsaw: Jigsaw
1. Immediately turn off the swingarm.2. Use a file with small teeth.3. Adjust the speed of the file (select the lowest so as not to melt the cut).The jigsaw perfectly copes with the task of cutting the panels folded in a stack, the main thing is that the height of the stack does not exceed the length of the file. Angle Grinder
How to Cut Pvc Panels
Angle Grinder. The most convenient tool for cutting PVC panels, with the help of an angle grinder with a cutting disc, you can make both straight and curly cuts. It must be remembered that when cutting plastic, the tool should work at the lowest speed, otherwise the cut edge will melt and the panel will be damaged. Knife
Knife. In the absence of a more convenient tool, you can use a simple kitchen or office knife. The narrower the blade, the easier the cutting process. A bread knife with a serrated blade is ideal, it leaves a flat edge without breaks and loosening.
How to cut PVC panels?
To successfully cope with the task, it is worth knowing some secrets of cutting plastic. This will significantly reduce the number of rejected and damaged panels, and will save the novice master from wasting time, money, and above all. From injuries.
- If you carry out finishing work in the cold season, do not cut the panels that you just brought from the street. Let them warm to room temperature. The best option is for them to spend at least 1 night at room temperature. Otherwise, the plastic, which becomes brittle in the cold, will break off in large pieces, cracks can go along the entire length of the panel.
- Regardless of which cutting method you choose, the panels should be placed face up (photo above), otherwise the panel may be deformed and its installation will cause difficulties. In addition, if you make an incision from the inside out, the front side may become covered with microcracks, which will manifest themselves only with time, finally ruining the design. It will not be superfluous to pre-mark the line of the cut, for this a simple pencil or felt-tip pen (which will easily be erased from the surface after finishing work) and a student ruler are suitable.
- To cut several PVC panels at the same time, you need to stack them in a stack and make a two-point support for this stack so that the panels do not sag. It is also worth pushing the opposite edge of the stack into the wall, otherwise the panels will move during cutting and as a result parts of different lengths will be obtained.
When cutting plastic panels, especially with an electric tool (jigsaw or angle grinder), it is highly likely that sawdust and fragments will fly off the material. Therefore, it is worthwhile to purchase safety glasses and gloves in advance that will protect your eyes from injuries, and it is recommended not to remove them until the end of the work.
Regardless of which tools you decide to use, the above tips will help you avoid the mistakes of most inexperienced finishers and create a cozy interior that will delight for many years.