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Old 04-05-2012, 09:41 AM
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Okay, several people have posted that they have had gone to the local Lowe's and had plastic rulers (squares, rectangles, etc.) cut for them. Did it today. I wanted a plastic 5"square (exactly) couldn't find one anywhere here in town so went to the window area and they had a 8 x 10 in two grades of plastic. The one (which would have worked) was 1.98, the next higher grade was 3.98. I went with that one. They did not charge me for cutting it and it and I got a perfect 5x5 square. So I had him cut a 4 x 4 and then had a 3 x 5 and 4 x 5 with a 1 x 4 left over. All for $3.98 - better than a coupon. If you needed an 8 x 10 - no cutting necessary and you can go to the next up at a 10 x 12 to get a 10 inch square with a 2 x 10 left over for 5.98. Just trying to keep us all saving a tad bit of money here and there. They can also cut 5 1/2" squares or 4 1/4 or 6 1/2 for not a lot of money.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:44 AM
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Wow, that's wonderful! Now, to figure out where there is a Lowe's....
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:53 AM
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Now, measure them at home with a tape measure and make sure they are accurate! Reason..saw blades can move, and depending on where he cut, it could be off by a 1/8th or more!
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:04 AM
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Not all Lowes will cut plastic, ask me how I know?
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:54 AM
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Thanks, I'll have to do that.
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:47 PM
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I never even thought about Lowes! I go to the window glass shop in my town and it is always cheaper than buying a ruler. You don't get the measuring lines but most of the time, the cut I am getting is for a specific project and don't need them. I check the measurements at the store before I leave and have never had an issue with it being off.
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:41 PM
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Thanks about checking the measurements when I got home and yes, I did measure them before I posted the message. Measure twice, cut once ;-) I did make it very clear that they had to measure exactly as I stated to the gentleman and he took his time and did it correctly.
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:48 PM
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What a great idea!! I will be going to Lowe's next week. Does anyone know if Home Depot will also do this?
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:38 PM
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So clever. I would never of thought of doing this. So very glad you shared this wonderful cost savings tip.
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