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I have a thermopedicfoam mattress topper that I want to cut into quarters . How to make neat cuts? Answered

I want to make a bed for old dog by cutting the mattress into quarters. Any suggestions on how to bes make neat cuts in the foam. Its about 4" thick.

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scooter309 (author)2009-07-23

Try an electric carving knife. ( the kind you use for roasts and turkeys) .

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goodgnus (author)2009-02-05

Use lumber such as long straight 2 x 4's to compress the foam on both sides of the line where you want to cut it. Do this on a hard surface. Then use an extremely sharp razor type knife to cut it. Since the foam will be thinner when compressed it should give you a cleaner cut. Alternatively you may be able to to take it to a shop that sells and cuts foam and have them cut it for you, may not cost much.

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kelseymh (author)2009-02-05

A hot-wire cutter is probably your best bet, if you're willing to invest in buying or make one.

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