Where to get cutter for foam?
Cutter for foam – a fairly simple tool, operating on the principle of burning material. It can be bought in shops of construction materials. This is the best option if you have a large amount of work. In that case, if a cutter is needed for 1-2 days, it is easier to do it yourself, because the next time this tool may need many years. But you can use this option: to rent a cutting torch in one of the construction companies after calling and finding out whether they will provide such an opportunity.
How to make a cutter for foam with your hands?
The easiest way to make a cutter for foam-based apparatus for burning wood. The work will need nichrome wire which is heated to cut the foam. The process of making the tool is simple: on a standard metal rod for burning skewer a suitable diameter of the spring. It should tightly cover that part. In the spring, insert a straightened wire nichrome. It can be found in any hair dryer for drying hair. Include a device for burning and when the spring warms up, start to work with foam.
For cutting this material, you can use a soldering iron of 60 watts. You need to choose a tool that is used instead of the usual stinger plate knife. After heating, it will easily cut the foam, or hot melt any synthetic material.
To work with sheet foam you will need the steady basis, which hold the soldering iron. This will ensure the quality of the cut. As a support you can use heat-resistant plastic, a piece of plywood or Board. In the bottom of the base need to make the legs low. They are needed in this design.
Closer to one side of the support is attached a vertical rack of metal tubes. It come with two brackets that insert the soldering iron. The longer blade of the bracket, the farther from the vertical stand is the soldering iron.
The cut it stings a plate inserted copper plate. The knife edge is sharpened at a slight angle. The degree of heating of the cutting element determined by experiment. This cutter is very convenient to work with sheet material, the and shaped molding. Note that the width of the cut will be at least two times greater than the thickness of the copper plate. This should be taken into account when carrying out finishing works.