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Best Way To Cut DIY Solid Insulation Board

February 20 2016 at 6:29 AM
Chris Johnson  (Login ChrisJohnson56)
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I'm looking for input on the best tool(s) to use when cutting the DIY solid insulation sheets that come in various thicknesses. I'd like to get the best finish that I can when making both curved and straight cuts.

Thanks in advance.

Cheers,

Chris

 
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Matt Leese
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Re: Best Way To Cut DIY Solid Insulation Board

February 23 2016, 7:42 AM 

Hot Knife or Hot wire cutter make the least mess but can be $$

 
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Chris Johnson
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Thanks for that tip Matt. I'll look into both. n/t

February 23 2016, 12:50 PM 


 
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Matt Leese
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Re: Thanks for that tip Matt. I'll look into both. n/t

February 24 2016, 6:53 AM 

The other thing that someone suggested to me was to get the 1/4" thick stuff and laminate it, using spray adhesive.

Home Depot sells the 1/4" stuff.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Owens-Corning-FOAMULAR-1-4-in-x-4-ft-x-50-ft-R-1-Fanfold-Insulation-Sheathing-21UM/100320301

 
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Ted Paone
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3/4 inch panels

February 24 2016, 10:39 PM 

Home Depot sells 3/4 inch "hobby panels" 2ft by 2ft of this stuff. I usually get mine from the trash bins at building sites.
To cut it, I use a bread knife. It has small serrated teeth and cuts without too much dust. Mine is about 10 inches long so I can cut multiply stacked sheets.

Ted
Why I don't build German?
They lost, didn't they?

 
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Chris Johnson
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I'll Abscond With The Wife's Bread Knife And Try That! n/t

February 25 2016, 10:53 AM 


 
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