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Recommendations for machining PVC sheet

The cutting speed, feed and cutting geometry should be selected so that the heat generated in machining is removed with the chips as far as possible.


  • Clearance angle: 5 to 15°
  • Rake angle: 0 to 15°
  • Setting angle: 45 to 60°
  • Cutting speed: Up to 500 m/min
  • Feed: 0.1 to 0.5 mm/rev
  • Cutting depth: Up to 10.0 mm


  • Clearance angle: 10 to 15°
  • Rake angle: 0°
  • Angle of point: Approx. 110°
  • Cutting speed: 50 to 100m/min
  • Feed: Up to 0.7 mm/rev


  • Clearance angle: Approx. 5 to 15°
  • Rake angle: Approx. 10°
  • Cutting speed: 500 m/min
  • Feed: 0.25 mm/rev
  • If possible use double edged milling cutters.

Sawing (circular saw)

  • Clearance angle: Approx. 12°
  • Rake angle: 8 to 12°
  • Cutting speed: Approx. 3,000 m/min
  • Circular saw blades with hard metal-inserted teeth and a tooth spacing of 10 to 20 mm have been found to be especially effective.
Title: Recommendations for machining PVC sheet
Description: Desirable conditions for turning, drilling, milling, and sawing solid PVC sheet.
Published: 5/22/2008
Last Edited: 1/13/2023
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