Rated 1.9 out of 5 by 24
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DecalsByAaron Absolutely perfect.
I was kind of skeptical after reading all of these reviews but I gave it a shot. Not only is this a sturdy product, but it worked absolutely perfect. It's not the tool that isn't working, it's the user. I bet you all of these people that rated this product are scoring like they would with a razor knife. To have this work properly you need to place the knife on the plastic/lexan/acrylic and draw the knife towards you. It will make a rough scratchy sound as you draw it towards yourself. As you are pulling it towards you should see curly strings of plastic being removed. Repeat this 5-10 times making sure you are going edge to edge. Once finished with your passes place the line you just scored onto the edge of a table or bench and apply gentle pressure until it snaps. It should snap right on your line. I just made 48" cuts and they turned out perfect.
January 30, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Brent Worthless. Use a table saw instead.
I bought this thing for the specific purpose of cutting an acrylic sheet (the "OPTIX MC-06 36 in. x 30 in. x .093 in. Acrylic Sheet", to be precise) that was located directly under this tool in the store. I know that doesn't necessarily mean it's meant to cut that sheet, but it definitely felt like I was buying the right tool for the job.
First sheet wouldn't break right. I followed the directions, running the knife down the line about 8 times, with a solid amount of force. Instead of breaking along the line, it veered off into the middle of the sheet, ruining it for my purposes. So I had to make a second trip to the depot for another sheet. This time, I was determined to cut it more than enough times, so there'd be NO WAY it could NOT break perfectly... right?
Wrong. Did probably 15 runs, going both directions along the line. Same thing happened. Sheet was ruined. I then just decided to make use of the busted sheets I had and figure out if there's anyway I could get a straight break using this tool. No matter what I did, how short the line, it'd never break all the way through along the line. Such a waste.
HOWEVER, turns out you can cut those acrylic sheets with a table saw. Man I wish I'd known that before I started. Turned out to be so easy. Super fast cutting, easy to get a straight line. So bottom line -- don't waste your time with this thing if you've got a table saw.
March 31, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ronn Buy Another Brand
I bought this and have used other knives to cut Plexiglas, but this one was the worst I have used. The idea is to cut one deep grove in the sheet so it preferentially breaks along that line. This knife barely cut into the plastic. I was expecting better performance from a new sharp blade and got a very bad result. As another user said I used a Dremel (420 disk) after wasting one sheet of Plexiglas with this knife.
April 24, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by procrafter Useless
Might as well have tried to cut/score with a marshmallow.
April 15, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ToolAssessingTool All puns aside, this tool doesn't CUT it. Or much else...
I bought this product in store, with a 3'x6' sheet of LEXAN, thinking this MUST be a great product to score a cut, considering that it specifically mentions the ability to cut LEXAN. Not only that, but it also mentions the thickness of .187 inches, the very thickness of my sheet, and that it would take between 7 to 10 cuts. "I can do that!" I thought. Beautiful!
Well, after 22 heavily and carefully laid scores, and dulling the blade severely on both sides, I attempted to snap my sheet in two; only to have it break uncontrollably into my carefully measured area. Beautiful. Being the thick-headed individual that I am, I tried again, this time scoring it about 35 times. Same result. Only this time the piece of LEXAN managed to cut my once cut-free leg. (Perhaps this gripe should be saved for a LEXAN review.)
Naturally, this ordeal has rendered my $100 useless for my purposes, caused a lot of cursing and pain, and a lot of heartbreak. Perhaps the manufacturers of this product should amend their over-ambitious instructions to NOT include sheets over 1/16" thickness and to list possible side effects of use, like: Grief, heartbreak, anger, and disgust.
August 8, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BrandIdeator Don't waste your money
I followed all the directions and even scored my acrylic more than twice the recommended times, and as I went to break my acrylic, not only did it shatter into several pieces, it didn't actually break where I wanted it to.
Not only would I not recommend this product, I would seriously, as I currently am, research other options.
December 27, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by bruschetta Piece of garbage
I should have known better than to follow the directions on the back of the packaging. It said make 5-6 passes through .100" material. I must have made 10-15 passes. SOLID PASSES. Then followed directions on how to break along the scored line. It broke halfway across said line, then cracked inward. Needless to say I ruined the $14 piece of plastic I was cutting. Now i have to buy another one.
My suggestion: buy a blade for your jigsaw or circular saw that can cut plastic. Worse thing that happens is you have to sand the edge of the material you're working on to make it smooth.
August 5, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DanTheMan Don't waste your money
Worthless! I wish I had read these reviews prior to purchase. If you have a jigsaw Bosch sells a blade that does the job. It leaves a small mess but it's no bigger then the mess I made when I whipped this waste of money across the room.
March 5, 2013