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  1. MKO2012

    MKO2012 Oakley Beginner

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    Hey Forum,

    Lately, I've been experimenting with cutting my own lenses and I'm wondering if any of you out there have any other techniques than me.

    What I've been doing is covering my donor lens with blue painters tape, tracing a beater lens for the correct frame onto the tape, then using a dremel to shave down the lens to the proper fit. Its worked out well for two sets of lenses I've cut for my XS, but I'm looking to better the technique!
     
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  2. MKO2012

    MKO2012 Oakley Beginner

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    Here was my first attempt with Emerald Iridium Polarized for my XS

    Cutting Custom X Metal Lenses? - IMG_2755.jpg
     
  3. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    Are you doing anything to bevel the edges?
     
  4. MKO2012

    MKO2012 Oakley Beginner

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    I am, but it isn't precise by any means and thats where I am struggling
     
  5. kronin323

    kronin323 Font of Useless Knowledge Premium Member

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    AFAIK the dremel technique is the most common, unless you have access to a professional lens cutting machine.

    But I think many bevel using a sanding wheel. Probably easier to do that with a benchtop wheel than a dremel sanding drum.
     
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  6. MKO2012

    MKO2012 Oakley Beginner

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    I'm just going to get a C-clamp and clamp my dremel to the table and use it like a sanding wheel.
     
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  8. xmetalmaniac

    xmetalmaniac Made of Metal Premium Member Lifetime Member

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    There is no need to mount the dremel down. This is done by hand and finished by hand

    Cutting Custom X Metal Lenses? - ImageUploadedByTapatalk1428598366.093657.jpg
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  9. MKO2012

    MKO2012 Oakley Beginner

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  10. DG85

    DG85 Oakley Enthusiast

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    XMM, impressive finishing on those bevels.