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Are heatguns good for eva foam

Discussion in 'Halo Costumes and Armor' started by Jacob117, May 8, 2018.

  1. Jacob117

    Jacob117 New Member

    I plan on making armor soon and wondering if its good for cutting Eva foam
     
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  2. TurboCharizard

    TurboCharizard RMO 405th Regiment Officer

    If you can manage to make a heatgun cut foam accurately, I need to see your technique for reasons.

    List of things that I use that are good for cutting foam.
    1. OLFA Box Cutters (straight cuts)
    2. 9mm Snap-Off Utility Knives (curves)
    3. Scroll saw (bevels)
    List of things that aren't great at cutting foam but will work if you try hard enough.
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  3. Jacob117

    Jacob117 New Member

    Dude i meant hot knife i hate auto correct
     
  4. PaiganBoi

    PaiganBoi

    I have made an attempt with it. Was not a fan. Mainly cuz I just sucked with it.
    I have seen other people using it with great results.
    If you do decide to use a hot knife, make sure you take all the safety precautions. A well ventilated room and a respirator with that proper filter cartridges. A hot knife melts the foam, not cut. So you don't want to be breathing that stuff in.
     

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