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New toy to cut foam
sgtreef
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Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 11:28 AM UTC
Hi all, don't know if anybody does foam for buildings , and stuff, I just started so I have used my table saw to cut the 1" pink foam, but so much dust, so I bought this tool to help out.
Well works good.

Jeff









Proxxon is the name.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 10:52 PM UTC
Zoomed out image which also shows the arm holding the upper end of the hot wire. The wire is hard to see though ....


/ Robin
matt
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Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 12:03 AM UTC
I have a homemade one, granted this is for thinning sheets. It uses a variable bench power supply. need to make the other style next.

18Bravo
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Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 02:52 AM UTC
There's also this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrmdz7RIQN8

Yes, I spend a lot of time goofing around in my garage. I'll have one soon enough.
mmeier
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Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 07:09 AM UTC
The foam is father, the foam is mother...

Credo of the Proxxon Corps (Gloves optional)

It's a nice tool. The rip-fence is a bit low/wiggly, some recommend the one from ShiftingLands. As well as some other tools of Mr. Boom.



A review at Black Magic Craft
Kevlar06
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Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 10:26 AM UTC

Quoted Text

There's also this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrmdz7RIQN8

Yes, I spend a lot of time goofing around in my garage. I'll have one soon enough.



I kept waiting for this guy to wave his hand through the "beam" as he was explaining how it works! This guy has far too much time on his hands.
VR, Russ