Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 36
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GGinPG Satisfied with purchase
Worked well for building cold frame. Very well packaged to protect acrylic sheet from scratches and cracks.
February 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TxNani Shopped around on different websites, but...
Home Depot had the best buy for the best size and the best shipping deal. A couple other places local wanted a minimum of $150 purchase and/or $150 shipping. Oy! No thank you. Home Depot gave us the size we needed at a great price plus shipped to our local store for free! We just purchased a brand new hard wood kitchen table and are owned by a couple of cats. They love to run and play and slide on the kitchen table. This plexi saves the finish and keeps the table looking new. The table is mostly for looks when not in use for holiday meals.
Again, for us it was a great price and the shipping to our local Home Depot was fast, free and convenient.
August 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 0sprey Best Prices Around
I purchased a single sheet to test how easy it would be to enclose my screen porch, then purchased another 12 sheets to finish the job.
The single sheet was shipped to my local Home Depot quickly and for free. It was packaged first in bubble wrap, then inside a corrugate box with edge protectors and extra sheets of corrugate on the sides. The box was rigid enough to tie to the top of my SUV without fear of bending.
After I proved to myself that the sheets would serve my purpose, I purchased another 12 sheets delivered to my home. Shipping took several days longer than the original single sheet shipment to the Home Depot, but the convenience of not having to put a couple hundred pounds on my SUV rack was well worth it. The 12 sheets came in 3 or 4 packages of multiple sheets with extra sheets of corrugate on the side for protection (no bubble wrap needed). The outer corrugate was slightly scuffed, but the sheets were well protected inside.
My only recommendation is to be sure that the delivery people carry the sheets on end, as it would bend severely (and potentially break?) under its own weight if carried horizontally.
The acrylic sheets are stronger than they look and have allowed me to enclose my screen porch to keep the pollen out of my porch during the heavy Atlanta pollen season.
HOW TO CUT, DRILL, and GRIND - BEST PRACTICES:
After reading many articles about how to work with acrylic sheet and trying several techniques myself, I can offer the following advice...
To cut the sheets, it helps if you place the acrylic sheet on a board of foam insulation to support it. Use a circular saw with a 40-tooth carbide blade and a straight edge guide. Set the depth so the blade goes about 1/2" past the bottom of the sheet and just cut right through the foam insulation. If you just have a single short cut to make, you could use an acrylic scoring tool, but I had way too many to make that practical.
Drilling can be problematic: if you drill too fast, it can crack the panel; if you drill with the wrong bit or don't use water, it can leave a very unsightly (slightly melted) hole with chips around the edge that could later crack; if you make the hole too small, it could stress the panel since it expands/contracts much more than glass would. In my case, I placed the acrylic sheets behind framed screen panels that were attached to the porch framing with screws. Since the screw holes were close to the edge, I used a Foredom grinder and a 3/8" rotary HSS burr to grind a slot in from the edge. This left a very clean edge without any chipping, was easy to control, and I even rounded off the corners to make it safe and easy to handle.
April 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Alan Great!
Do not listen to most of the reviews on here. If you have any do-it-yourself type of ability or know-how, this is very easy to work with. I am fairly skilled in woodworking, etc. but have no experience in glass/ plexi-glass cutting. After reading these reviews and much consideration, I ended up going with the Acrylic over the Poly. The price difference was too great. It shipped to the store in a few days and I picked it up with no problems. It was not damaged at all. I was extremely careful with it cutting the first time because most of these reviews talk like it is so easy to break. I cut it with a cordless circular saw with a fine (108 tooth) blade. It cut so smoothly and easy- no chipping, cracking, or melting. After the first cut, I just ran my saw through the other cuts without any hesitation. They all cut with a clean edge and I had no problems, at all. I have come to realize that most people probably did not know what they were doing and did not use common sense when going to cut it. The only complaint, I guess, was that I was hoping the 1/8 thickness would be a little less flimsy, but it was perfectly fine for the windows I made with it. I would definitely buy this again and/or recommend it to anyone. Just use a good blade and some sense.
February 28, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Terrible
When I picked up the 4' by 8' sheet of plexiglass it was packed in cardboard.A store employee help me place it in my van. I never looked at the other side of the box,took it home and put it in my garage.that afternoon when I openned the box the back side had forklift marks and one fork had broke thru in two spots,putting gouges on the plexiglass.Customer service said I would have to bring it back and reorder.I was pressed for time on this project,so I had to go to Lowes and spend $28 on a 2'by4' piece.Customer service did not offer any alternative.
March 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Porchmakerbill Amazingly Clear
I used this product to make large windows on the gable end of a 3 season porch. The largest was 4' wide x 5' tall. Everyone who looks a the windows is amazed at how clear they are. People don't believe there are windows because its so clear. I've had to stop some from trying to climb up and touch them. Product was a little tricky to cut. At first I tried to score and break a large piece but it didn't work well because I forgot to remove the plastic sheeting from the back side where I scored it. This caused the break to go crooked at one side. Lucklily I was able to salvage the piece. I then went and bought a fine tooth saw blade and cut the remaining pieces with my circular saw. This worked much better. Overall product is great for windows. My only recomendations are (1) have a helper because its tricky moving large pieces up a ladder and securing them in position, and (2) don't remove the plastic protective sheeting until the windows are completely installed and all of your painting is done. I used a razor knife to lightly score the plastic at the edge of the windows and then it peeled right off.
June 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Coolbreeze Great product
Best price when you consider shipping. Panels were protected well for shipment and arrived undamaged.
April 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Clearlyhappy This product exceeded my expectations
This product is exactly as described and better! Durable, strong, clear as glass and will definitely stand up to the task in which it was ordered to do! I used it for a 6ft x 4ft door and it is perfect!
September 6, 2011