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  • Cut styrofoam in minutes ( Low Tech yet effective )

    Based on the instructions here, I did this. I was cutting 1" styrofoam, 2 feet across.I did not unbend the coat hanger, nor was there any need for vice grips. The hook part stayed quite cool. Also I did not use a wood piece as a guide (fence), instead I just scored the top to make a line which I followed. I admit the finished product was not a nice clean straight line but it was good enough for my purposes.Maybe it was because of the size and thickness, but I could only go ~4 inches before having to reheat the wire. What worked for me was heating about half of the long part of the triangle and then using a sawing motion to bring freshly hot wire into play - that got me a lot farther per reheat.Note on recycling - stryofoam is not recyclable in most jurisdictions.Having previou...see more »Based on the instructions here, I did this. I was cutting 1" styrofoam, 2 feet across.I did not unbend the coat hanger, nor was there any need for vice grips. The hook part stayed quite cool. Also I did not use a wood piece as a guide (fence), instead I just scored the top to make a line which I followed. I admit the finished product was not a nice clean straight line but it was good enough for my purposes.Maybe it was because of the size and thickness, but I could only go ~4 inches before having to reheat the wire. What worked for me was heating about half of the long part of the triangle and then using a sawing motion to bring freshly hot wire into play - that got me a lot farther per reheat.Note on recycling - stryofoam is not recyclable in most jurisdictions.Having previously use a hand saw and ending up with loads of styrofoam dust, this method is way better.

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