Scissors to cut 1" thick EVA foam padding?

Old 05-30-23, 08:33 PM
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Scissors to cut 1" thick EVA foam padding?

the regular scissors aren't sharp enough, the project knife takes forever and it only goes so deep.
Is there a scissors designed to cut thick padding?
Old 05-31-23, 04:50 AM
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Foam is difficult to cut. It is usually done with a knife. In factories they use rotary knives and in many cases squeeze the foam so it's not as thick for cutting. A long, very sharp knife works well. If you don't have one a good choice are disposable box cutters, the type that lets you snap off sections of the blade. The blade can be extended however far you need.
Old 05-31-23, 06:09 AM
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You could try poultry shears. Here's a pair of industrial scissors that should work and isn't that expensive:

Utility Shear
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If you have a jigsaw, I bought these and as the saying goes, hot knife through butter....

They have a six inch version also.

It's actually so fast, the blade almost runs away from you...
Old 05-31-23, 07:55 AM
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Don't know where I came across the very large pair of scissors but they cut batt insulation and I know I hav e cut thicker than 1" foam with them.

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I just bought my father a pair of Fiskars. They are incredible.
Old 06-01-23, 04:00 PM
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In a recent article in a magazine I get they showed cutting foam using an electric carving knife. I bet you could find one at a thrift store or you could get this for $20 The description even lists foam cutting.

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