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Topic: Cutting clean circles in corkboard tile?  (Read 1012 times)
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« on: November 09, 2014 09:24:28 PM »

Hello all,

First-time poster here!

I'm wondering if anyone could tell me the best way to cut a clean circle through 5mm thick cork board tile. The circle should be approximately 3.47-3.5cm.

Ideas so far

Hole saw (concerns: large teeth may rip rather than cut, leaving a jagged edge, specific size may be difficult to find)

Other drill bits such as countersink, plug cutter, hinge cutter, step or unibit, forstner...
concerns: no idea which would be best for this material for a clean cut and such a specific size

Dremel-type bit with sandpaper-like surface
concern: no dremel, would have to be compatible with a drill

Compass circle cutter
concern: if they use xacto-type blades as it appears, would require multiple rotations and so may not cut cleanly or efficiently

Drywall circle cutter
concern: not sure what the blade on these looks like or how clean it would cut

Glass circle cutter
concern: unsure about using the blade with cork, assuming it wouldn't be a clean cut

I'm also wondering if it would help to soak or moisten the cork before I cut.

I've never worked with cork or used any of these tools before, so any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance!
« Last Edit: November 09, 2014 09:25:07 PM by keigan » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2014 04:04:00 AM »

Personally I would try first with the compass circle cutter with a fresh x-acto blade.  Smiley


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