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#1 streamcaddis

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 08:19 AM

wallbash.gif wallbash.gif Dose any one have a good way to cut foam strips?. I just can't seam to cut a straight line when cutting foam. I have the Larva lace cutter but it is not wide enough for my needs. wallbash.gif wallbash.gif
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#2 kerusso

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 08:25 AM

I usually lay down a ruler on the foam, apply alot of pressure so it won't move, and cut my strip. Usually comes out really straight.

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 01:24 PM

Paper cutter.....fast and repeatable with the ruler across the top.

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 01:31 PM

his might be somewhat out of the way for a few, but in the spring and summer I do construction work. There's a square used in roofing for cutting hips, and valleys and such. It makes a perfect brace. It has a double edge, that if layed on the edge of a table, you can apply pressure hold it tight and make your cuts. Hope this helps. Oh they only cost about 3bucks at home depot.
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Posted 03 March 2007 - 01:35 PM

I use the steel ruler out of a tri-square and a sharp knife.
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Posted 03 March 2007 - 01:55 PM

ruler and exacto knife, or if u cut slowly with scissors and puch the foam all the way back to were the two blades meet u should get it strieght.
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Posted 03 March 2007 - 04:57 PM

I use my wife's rotary cutter for her crafty stuff, put that down on the cutting board and use a ruler for a straight edge. works great!

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Posted 03 March 2007 - 07:07 PM

Same as Oatka, but watch out! Those blades on the rotary cutters are SHARP! I use an aluminum straight edge as a guide. Be sure to press down hard to get an even cut.
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Posted 03 March 2007 - 09:46 PM

yahoo.gif Thanks gents this helps a lot. yahoo.gif
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Posted 04 March 2007 - 09:18 PM

I use a metal ruler with a cork strip backing and an xacto knife abd have had problems with the ruler slipping.

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 06:32 PM

I made a cutter by putting razor blades on a bolt separating them with washers and tightening it with a nut and using a ruler.

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 07:13 PM

I roll it up and use a very long blade and cut it, like slicing bread. Make sure to roll it up real tight. This also works well for cutting plastics and latex.

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Posted 09 March 2007 - 09:20 PM

QUOTE(Graham @ Mar 9 2007, 06:13 PM) View Post
I roll it up and use a very long blade and cut it, like slicing bread. Make sure to roll it up real tight. This also works well for cutting plastics and latex.


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Posted 10 March 2007 - 08:41 PM

i use a paper shredder, make sure you don't us a cross cut shredder.
it makes straight cuts and will do a whole sheet at one time
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Posted 10 March 2007 - 08:47 PM

Anyone who has access to a dollarama or perhaps other dollar stores can find bags of pre-cut strips in mixed colours, 1/4" wide. You get alot for a buck. smile.gif
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