Tips for cutting foam board?
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Tips for cutting foam board?

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I'm finding it difficult to make symmetrical, consistent cuts for diorama panels. Have tried Xacto, scissors, box cutters etc. Almost seems like a flat blade is more effective. Any thoughts?

Posted by Dr.Zom
on Saturday, July 13, 2013
User Comments
Ole Jade Jaw -
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Use a breakaway knife and hold it at the lowest angle possible. Don't try to cut all the way through on the first pass.
Dr.Zom -
Monday, July 15, 2013
Thanks Pock, I will give the acetone a go--I feel like the blades are just inclined to rip-cut and snag on the board at various points. No wonder Tri-fold board is so expensive!
pock63 -
Sunday, July 14, 2013
if you wipe the blade of your knife periodically with acetone, gasoline, or fingernail polish remover, all three will assist in cutting through the board.
Dr.Zom -
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Thanks Green Skin, unfortunately we do not have one of those--although the uses are numerous I'm sure so it's a tool for consideration!

Any other thoughts would be appreciated.
Green Skin -
Sunday, July 14, 2013
If you have one available try an electric carving knife, they work very well for me.
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