Do I need a circular saw blade dampener/stiffener when cutting acrylic?

Saw blade dampeners or stiffeners can greatly reduce saw blade vibration during saw operation. They are highly recommended for use when cutting ACRYLITE® acrylic sheet because they will usually result in improved saw cut quality and reduced noise during saw operation.

Note: Some high quality panel saws are built with large blade collars and may not benefit from the use of a blade stiffener.

When installing a stiffener, be sure to remove all foreign material from the saw blade and mounting washers. Any bumps or scratch-burrs on the saw blade surface should be stoned flat to ensure even metal-to-metal contact between the stiffener and the saw blade. Best results are normally obtained by selecting a stiffener ½ to 2/3 the diameter of the saw blade.

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