Fluorescent light covers – Fluorescent light can be surface mounted on a plaster or drywall ceilings or recessed in a dropped ceiling. In either type of installation consists fluorescent lighting fixture of a cover that usually consists of plastic. A situation may arise that required cutting plastic fluorescent light covers to meet space requirements. The brittle plastic may crack and splinter during the cutting process, but you can protect the plastic by implementing a simple procedure. Use painter’s tape to the approximate location of the cut. The tape restricts splintering and cracking and removes easily when the job is complete.
Measure the part you intend to cut with a tape measure several times to ensure it is correct. Mark the location on the tape with a pencil and a ruler. Put the fluorescent light covers on a hard, flat surface where it can sit securely in place during the cutting process. Cutting cover the pencil mark you’ve made on the tape with a saber saw. Hold the saw securely in your dominant hand in a 90-degree angle to cover. Move the saw slowly and steadily over the line on the tape. Remove the tape once you have made the cut.