Forming Acrylic with a Strip Heater
A strip heater is without a doubt the most useful acrylic-forming device in the home craftsman’s arsenal. Used properly, it is perfectly safe. A correctly assembled strip heater will not exceed safe heat. A strip heater can only be used to form straight-line bends. It will allow you to make those bends with a minimum of trouble and a minimum of electricity. A strip heater heats only the area to be formed, there is no need to heat the entire sheet if you only intend to make a straight-line bend. It heats quickly, and with a little care you’ll get excellent results because the rest of the piece stays cool.