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tools for cutting foam strips

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#1 Chase Creek

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Posted 11 November 2006 - 07:04 AM

I use a small (6"x8") cutting board for a base to cut foam strips. It has a handle with a hole in it to hang up at the end of my desk. Think I got it in the kitchen department of Wally World. To cut the foam, I use a metal straight edge and one of those fabric cutters with the revolving round blade. Watch out blink.gif , those cutters are like razors.
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Posted 11 November 2006 - 06:58 PM

My wife does scrapbooking and quilting....I use her rotary blade too. It's a great tool.

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Posted 11 November 2006 - 07:10 PM

Haven't tried one of those rotary blades yet. I get a pack of 4 disposable snap off blade razor knives at the local dollar store.

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Posted 11 November 2006 - 07:59 PM

I used to do the same thing, but my wife found out I was using her rotary cutter and took it back.... baby.gif rolleyes.gif

Now I use a single blade razor to cut foam. I do most of my cutting on the top of one of my plastic storage containers. I use a metal ruler for straight cuts. I recently picked up a set of spark plug feeler gages to cut a range of different triangles.

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#5 KeithS


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Posted 11 November 2006 - 08:05 PM

I find that a paper cutter works great for cutting foam....and for trimming all of those paper projects.

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 06:56 AM

I like the idea of the rolling wheel, it wouldn't drag and go off track on occasion. I'll have to pick one up and try it out. smile.gif
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