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How do you laser cut a record?
 

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Vinyl, which is a very common material for records, is toxic when laser cutting.  Do not use it in your laser cutter!  A better alternative is to use thin, black acrylic.  Another option is to use thin mdf and paint it black.  Either way you can "engrave" the lines with a low power vector cut and add a label to create a nice record effect.  Much safer and no records are injured in the process.

A user, Amanda Grant, recently shared this video after cutting a couple of vinyl records.  Within days, the machine went from like new condition to this.

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Do not cut or etch vinyl records. They release toxic gas that can kill you in a short time. There is no safe way to do it.
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Yes, I should've worded my answer more strongly. I'll update it. Thanks!
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