Any troubleshooting advice for cutting ACRYLITE® with a circular saw?

ProblemCauseSolution
Chipping Sheet vibration. On table saws, hold stacked sheet firmly while feeding. If gang cutting, hold sheets tightly together by clamping or taping them together. On panel saws, ensure sheet is fully supported underneath and that the sheet is being firmly held down across the entire cut.
Chipping at bottom of cut The clearance of the blade above the material is too large. Reduce clearance.
Chipping at top of cut: the clearance of the blade above the material is too small Increase clearance
Feed rate too fast. Decrease feed rate.
Incorrect blade style. Use carbide tipped, triple chip design, saw blade.
Incorrect blade size or number of teeth. Use recommended blade size and tooth selection.
Rake angle too high. Rake should be 0 to +5 degrees.
Excessive width of throat plate gap. Replace throat plate.
Blade vibration or wobble. Clean collar and measure blade run out. Employ a blade stiffener. Replace blade with stiffer, higher quality blade.
Defective teeth (broken or out of alignment). Replace blade.
SFM of blade is too low. Increase RPM or blade size.
Misalignment of blade or fence. Verify that saw blade and fence are properly aligned.
Melting Blade clearance too small. Adjust clearance.
Feed rate too slow. Increase feed rate.
Incorrect blade style. Use carbide tipped, triple chip design, saw blade
Insufficient clearance behind cutting edge of blade teeth (top clearance). Clearance behind cutting edge of blade teeth (top clearance) should be 10 to 15 degrees.
Insufficient radial clearance of blade teeth (kerf to blade plate clearance). Use a blade with increased radial clearance on the teeth.
Dull blade. Replace blade.
Incorrect blade size or number of teeth. Use recommended blade size and tooth selection.
SFM of blade too high. Reduce RPM or blade size.
Misalignment of blade or fence. Verify that saw blade and fence are properly aligned
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