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Old 06-07-2009, 03:02 PM   #1
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Hi all, I've got a lot of 2" styro to cut fairly precisely. I usually just use my handsaw, but was wondering what other guys use. I was even thinking of trying a serrated bread knife.
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Old 06-07-2009, 03:06 PM   #2
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Hi all, I've got a lot of 2" styro to cut fairly precisely. I usually just use my handsaw, but was wondering what other guys use. I was even thinking of trying a serrated bread knife.
Try an electric carving knife or a tablesaw.

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Try an electric carving knife or a tablesaw.
I was thinking of using the table saw, but thought it might muck it up. You done this?
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There is a tip in the current
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side of a 3"drywall knife.
Looks good to me.
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I was thinking of using the table saw, but thought it might muck it up. You done this?
I've cut hundreds of sheets of the foil-faced ridgid foam with a tablesaw, no problems. Azek will gum the blade if you use too many teeth. So I'm thinking a framing blade in there would give decent results with styrofoam.
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I was thinking of using the table saw, but thought it might muck it up. You done this?
That stuff's less than fluff to a tablesaw. Just don't forget to have a case of Static Guard on hand when you start.

I knife it whenever practical. I just hate all that mess.
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None of you guys use electric styrefoam cutters? Ok so I don't either because I never have to cut the stuff but I see guys using them on sites. It uses a taught wire hooked up to a powersupply and a foot pedal to lower the hot wire to the foam, no mess!
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None of you guys use electric styrefoam cutters?
If I needed to cut large quantities on a regular basis, I'd have one for sure. But I have better uses for the money most of the time.
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If I needed to cut large quantities on a regular basis, I'd have one for sure. But I have better uses for the money most of the time.
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Here is a cheap one with good reviews http://www.amazon.com/Styro-Wonder-C...4409962&sr=8-3

Here is another one by bosch http://bosch.cpotools.com/other_tool...ter/1575a.html
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The Bosch looks good. I'll probably just use my table saw, but for fun I'm going to grind and edge on a long jig saw blade and see if that works. Thanks for the idea
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The Bosch looks good. I'll probably just use my table saw, but for fun I'm going to grind and edge on a long jig saw blade and see if that works. Thanks for the idea
You can buy knife edged
saber saw blades.
Don't know about blades
like that for a jig saw.
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http://www.taunton.com/finehomebuild...?id=105318&c=1
That's the one.
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Don't know about blades
like that for a jig saw.
Discount Knife Edge Bosch Jig Saw Blades 0130022
3-1/8" long
1/4" universal shank
Knife edge
Carbon steel
For cutting cork, leather, rubber, vinyl, paper and foam rubber
2 knife edge jig saw blades per package

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Discount Knife Edge Bosch Jig Saw Blades 0130022
3-1/8" long
1/4" universal shank
Knife edge
Carbon steel
For cutting cork, leather, rubber, vinyl, paper and foam rubber
2 knife edge jig saw blades per package

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Now all I need is a Bosch jig saw. Mines' a Dewalt.I'll check around for those blades for the Dewalt. Thanks
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Discount Knife Edge Bosch Jig Saw Blades 0130022
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Knife edge
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For cutting cork, leather, rubber, vinyl, paper and foam rubber
2 knife edge jig saw blades per package

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a saber saw fits in my hand,
a jig saw is screwed to a bench!

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Now all I need is a Bosch jig saw. Mines' a Dewalt.
Wanna borrow mine?

I'm pretty sure they're the same. But after watching Neo's link... I gotta try that. It would run rings around just about any up & down slicing tool.
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I don't care what you say,
a saber saw fits in my hand,
a jig saw is screwed to a bench!
I don't care what YOU say.

I've sawed jigs with the saw in my hand.
I've never sawed a saber.

So there!
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I don't care what YOU say.

I've sawed jigs with the saw in my hand.
I've never sawed a saber.

So there!
Which one do you think
they made jig saw puzzles with?

Riddle me that
you old goat.
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Which one do you think
they made jig saw puzzles with?

Riddle me that
you old goat.
Ah, the clue is in the challenge. For the vintage that you grew up assembling...

Goat sinew!

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