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Routing or CNC Knife for Gator

Discussion in 'CNC Routers & Engravers' started by RycckG, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. RycckG

    RycckG Member

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    Hello Team.. I have a project that will require either Gator, UltraMount or Ultra Board. I have not worked with either before. My primary requirement is rigidity, as this will be a large overhead archway. I am expecting to use 3/16 but I am concerned about cutting. The design has a lot of free form curves and I am HOPING to cut these on my Esko knife. Does anyone have experience with the reciprocating knifes with these materials, or do I have to use the router?
    Thanks in Advance
    Rick
     
  2. weaselboogie

    weaselboogie Very Active Member

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    Band saw, scroll saw work the best. Jigsaw would work, but would require a bit more finished sanding.
     
  3. RycckG

    RycckG Member

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    Have you ever attempted to cut with a reciprocating knife? Is Ultra a better product to cut?
     
  4. weaselboogie

    weaselboogie Very Active Member

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    I haven't done that, but I don't see why that wouldn't work.
     
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