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What to cut large pieces of foam with...

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I am trying to come up with an easy way (no soldier guns or soldier gun hacks please) to cut a piece of foam that is 2 feet by 2 feet wide and 6 foot long.

I am thinking of using a electric knife since the hot knife I bought melts better than it cuts and I am terrified of 800 degree devices such as a soldiering gun.

I would really like to buy something and not have to create it. Sadly, no hobby supply stores around here either.

Any thoughts???
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If you have a 12v 6-8 amp battery charger you can make a hot wire cutter that will handle a 4' piece of foam. Just build a large band saw table top style and add a dimmer switch extention cord to the batter charger to controle the heat. Not sure where too get the wire, mine is only 24" high and I use a steel guitar string about .010mm.
Note: a 2x4 and an a 4" angle brace can be used for the upright.. there is really not that much tension on the wire, mine is way over kill...
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