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Nathan Moody
(atomick) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Cutting Evazote? on 07/15/2007 23:29:33 MDT Print View

Can anyone recommend a best practice for cutting into Evazote/closed-cell foam, leaving the cleanest edge possible?

Dan Yeruski
(zelph) - MLife

Locale: www.bplite.com
Re: Cutting Evazote? on 07/16/2007 08:18:43 MDT Print View

To cut 5-millimetre thick foam pad I've used a handheld rotary fabric cutter available at fabric stores. Brand name:Fiskars.

Ron Rod
(ron.rod) - F
Re: Cutting Evazote? on 07/16/2007 15:21:02 MDT Print View

Hi there Nathan,

I use a single edge razor to cut out foam. A sharp blade cuts through the foam nicely. You can also use the blade to put a bevel on the edges of your foam pieces, to soften/round them a bit.

Just watch your fingers! Sometimes, if I am going to be doing a lot of cutting with the razor, I will wrap some tape or Band-Aids around my thumb, pointer, and middle fingers. This stops the cuts before they happen.

Hope this helps!

Graham Williams
(crackers) - F
Re: Cutting Evazote? on 07/18/2007 10:54:24 MDT Print View

a hot knife or hot wire cutter.

Nathan Moody
(atomick) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: Cutting Evazote? on 07/18/2007 11:18:15 MDT Print View

Thanks, folks...I opted for a heated large-size Xacto knife and it worked pretty well, with minimal ragged edges. (Was reducing a GG NightLight 3/4 pad to torso length.) Thanks for all the input!