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Model # GE-41

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Utility Knife Plastic Sheet Cutting Tool

$5.42
  • Heavy duty construction
  • Double-bevel scoring edge
  • Can be used to cut most plastic and thin gauge soft metals
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About This Product

The plastic sheet cutting knife is designed for use on LEXAN polycarbonate sheets and other plastic materials. It features a double-bevel scoring edge for clean, consistent cuts and a rounded handle that helps fight hand fatigue for comfort and control.

Highlights

  • Double-bevel scoring edge
  • Rounded handle helps fight hand fatigue
  • Heavy-duty construction
  • For use on Lexan polycarbonate sheets as well as other plastic materials
  • Can also be used on fiberglass, thin-grade copper and aluminum
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Product Information

Internet # 202038073

Model # GE-41

Store SKU # 225777

Specifications

Dimensions

Blade Length (in.)

2 in

Blade Width (in.)

2

Handle Length (in.)

4.5

Product Depth (in.)

2 in

Product Length (in.)

5 in

Product Width (in.)

2 in

Details

Blade Edge Type

Straight Edge

Blade Material

Metal

Features

No Additional Features

Hand Tool Type

Utility Knife

Handle Material

Plastic

Individual/Set

Individual

Knife Type

Utility Knife

Lock Type

Non-Locking

Number of Pieces

1

Product Weight (lb.)

.5 lb

Replacement Blade Type

Utility Knife Blades

Returnable

90-Day

Tools Product Type

Hand Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

none

Questions & Answers

12Questions
caret
Q:What is the maximum thickness of acrylic that this tool can cut?
by|Sep 25, 2023
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A:  This tool scores the acrylic, so it can be used on any thickness, it will just take more passes to cut through it.

by|Sep 27, 2023
    caret
    Q:I had to sharpen this knife but worked great. There is more than one way to cut perfectly straight lines but this type of tool is best for Lexan, Acrylic, and other flat sheet plastic. Power saws (eg Tablesaw, Jig saw, etc.) waste a lot of material.
    by|Sep 25, 2023
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    caret
    Q:Will this knife cut 2mm plastic sheeting, such as pickguard?
    by|Aug 30, 2023
    1 Answer
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    A:  I would suggest asking the pickguard manufacturer, but it will cut through 2mm acrylic sheeting.

    by|Aug 31, 2023
      caret
      Q:Why does Home Depot even stock garbage this when there are so many better tools for the job?
      by|Jan 30, 2023
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      Customer Reviews

      2.4 out of 5

      • 2.4 out of 470 reviews
      • 22% recommend this product
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      Excellent at cutting plastic light diffuser
      This tool was a life saver. Purchased this after trying to cut Optix plastic light diffuser panels with a standard utility knife. Works much better than a standard utility knife and you can sharpen if it becomes dull. The handle is a good size also for my big hand! Not sure why the bad reviews. I pulled the knife toward me scoring the plastic several times using a clamped straight edge. Flipped the plastic over and placed the straight edge over the score and snapped the plastic. Easy!
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        5 found this review helpful
        I was skeptical first. In fact I bought an open...
        I was skeptical first. In fact I bought an open box item. Probably some one got frustrated by it. The key for the success is to have a good straight edge preferably aluminum or anything similar. I used an old subzero fridge door handle I saved long time ago. Comes handy for projects like these. In fact I had to cut a 30 x 36 inch 1/8 thick plexus glass to eight pieces in a shape shown in the picture to make a double glass structure for a gate I was building. No regret, performed very well. Once you score the first pass, make sure you make at least 11 to 14 passes, after that hold the two section close to the score line and snap, it wouldn’t get any better than that. Simple and efficient. It is all about holding straight and consistent. The repeated pass make all the difference. As you make the passes, clean the lines so that you have a better idea about the depth and the quality of the line. For small or short pieces, five to six pass is enough.
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        5 found this review helpful
        Worked well for .250 (1/4”) Plexiglass
        To anyone saying this doesnt work - you are probably using it wrong. You apply heavy pressure and drag the knife toward you to score the plastic, and you make many scores before attempting to break the plastic along the score line. This might seem counter-intuitive because what appears (to the untrained eye) to be the “blade” does not really touch the plastic. The knife just touches the plastic at one little point. See photo. The knife makes long strings of plastic as it cuts. I was cutting .250 acrylic sheet and this worked very well. Also make sure you are scoring all the way to the very edge of your plastic. Start your break from each end first, then work your way toward the middle.
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          16 found this review helpful
          Garbage
          Bought this to cut 0.093 optix plastic sheet. Ran the line several times. Dulled the blade. Broke the plastic not even close to a straight line. Guess I will be using my circular saw instead. Do not waste your time with this. It is straight garbage.
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            6 found this review helpful
            It cuts ok. Seems to be the main debate is whether or not it cuts "at all." It does for regular p...
            It cuts ok. Seems to be the main debate is whether or not it cuts "at all." It does for regular plastic. I only used it on a standard plastic storage bin / tub (Sterilite brand), to make a few crawl spaces for a hamster "cage," on both the base part and the lid (which seems a little harder material). The lines came out sloppy, partially because I rushed it a bit, so if you want a higher level result then you are going to have to set all that up yourself. I'm wondering if those who said this thing is dull maybe got a bad version of it (??) Mine is moderately sharp, but I might think having some kind of simple sharpening stone handy would come in good if you are planning to do a LOT.
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              3 found this review helpful
              I read some of the other reviews claiming this tool is worthless, however, I can not agree with t...
              I read some of the other reviews claiming this tool is worthless, however, I can not agree with that. I purchased this tool about two months ago to be able to cut my plexiglass sheets without the table saw. This tool works just as advertised. To get the most out of this tool, it requires several light passes. You have to hold the tool at the proper angle in or for it to cut correctly. You will know this by the sound and the fact that you can see it cutting the sheet. I take about 6-7 passes and then snap the piece at the score line using the edge of my table saw. The more passes the more you ensure a clean cut. It's important to cut the plastic sheeting prior so that you don't remove it from the piece you won't be using. For that I simply use a razor to cut the sheeting at approximately the location of the score. I highly recommend trying this tool. For the price you can't go wrong.
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                43 found this review helpful
                It didn't work well.
                It had a mind of its own. It often went off-course, away from the straight edge, even though I clamped the straight edge at both ends and pressed the cutter to the straight edge while scoring. I got wavy, way out-of-line edges. I tried carefully to remove the worst edges and failed (see photos), but none of this would've happened if the tool was well-made. I followed the directions meticulously. The material I was "cutting" was OPTIX acrylic sheet (http://www.homedepot.com/p/OPTIX-24-in-x-48-in-x-093-in-Acrylic-Sheet-MC-13/202038048), which seems to be a good product.
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                • DIY
                19 found this review helpful
                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.
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                • DIY
                • Recommended
                68 found this review helpful
                The knife what’s worked well. Ordering it and other things from Home Depot was a bad experience though, one I won’t repeat ever!!
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