Found A Cool Tool!

Decorating By ski Updated 8 Jul 2008 , 4:29pm by tiggy2

ski Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 6:03am
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I found a great tool for cutting styrofoam! It is a little burn tool I got from A.C. Moore. It cost 19.00 and you just plug it in , it heats up (400) then you can do extremely precise cutting on the foam without a huge mess! LOVE IT!

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CakeDiva73 Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 6:35am
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I found a foam cutter but it runs on batteries and I always wonder if it will work cutting thru the paper coated foam. I think it will melt thru the foam with ease but I have a feeling the paper part will be tricky.

Have you tried yours on this? If so, how did it work for you?

ShopGrl1128 Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 3:57pm
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Originally Posted by ski

I found a great tool for cutting styrofoam! It is a little burn tool I got from A.C. Moore. It cost 19.00 and you just plug it in , it heats up (400) then you can do extremely precise cutting on the foam without a huge mess! LOVE IT!




Could you please tell us on which isle you found this tool?

I was cutting ½â foam board yesterday and at the end I couldnât even feel my thumb! It went numbâ¦.! Not too mention the big mess; I guess my Exacto knife needs a new blade.

ski Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 4:08pm
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I found this on the isle that sell stryrofoam sheets. It's called StyroCutter Plus. It is electric. I haven't tried it on foam core yet. I don't think it will cut through the board part. I have used a mini blade on my portable jig saw. Not as clean as this tool but does cut through the board.

loriemoms Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 4:10pm
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I was just asking about that tool on another thread. I saw it on the floral isle (with all the floral foam and such)

tiggy2 Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 4:21pm
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You can get a hot knife that will cut through foam board. It looks like an exacto knife but it's electric and gets very hot so be careful.

bobwonderbuns Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 4:22pm
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Could you post a link to what this gizmo looks like?

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 5:25pm
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That's the same one I just bought at Michael's last week (I mentioned it in another post). I was lucky enought to have a 40% coupon so it only cost me $10.90! I haven't used it yet, but I've heard from others it makes cutting through foam board as easy as cutting butter.

allycook Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 5:27pm
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The one from Joanne's, tiggy2, sounds great. I hate cutting foamcore. With the coupon it is a great deal!

doitallmom Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 5:41pm
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You all are just great! Now all I have to do is figur out which one to invest in!!

mariela_ms Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 5:46pm
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I got one of those! but its no a knife...its like a gun type. I live right on the border so I got it at an office supply store in Mexico when we were decorating my son's room. We put up clouds, and stuff like that out of foam and painted it.

Also...foam is cheaper in Mexico, so that is why we went there. I think the gun was like $7 dlls.

doitallmom Posted 7 Jul 2008 , 5:55pm
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Wow, thanks sugar_plum_fairy, I think you just made the decision for me!!! I just love,love,love my Michaels and Joann coupons!!!

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 7:45am
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Wow, thanks sugar_plum_fairy, I think you just made the decision for me!!! I just love,love,love my Michaels and Joann coupons!!!




You're welcome! icon_biggrin.gif Enjoy!

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 7:46am
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Originally Posted by doitallmom

Wow, thanks sugar_plum_fairy, I think you just made the decision for me!!! I just love,love,love my Michaels and Joann coupons!!!




You're welcome! icon_biggrin.gif Enjoy!

tiggy2 Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 4:29pm
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I like the one with knife because it also cuts through the paper backing on the foamcore. Make life so much easier.

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