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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-17-2011, 03:16 AM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Affordable Foam Saw

I found this video when I was searching the Internet for methods for making clean cuts in foam products.

It's called "DIY Upholstery Foam Saw" and the guy uses a low-cost electric kitchen knife.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1j0UurpIKAA

Luckily, I found one that my parents only used twice and used it to cut / slice through AquaClear foam and one-inch-thick upholstery foam for an old box filter .
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A few years ago I reupholstered some kitchen chairs and bought a "Mr. Fisherman" electric fillet knife to cut the foam. Works like a charm even handheld. After I was done with that I still use it to carve up the turkey. And chicken. And whatever else. Always look for tools to do double duty. My cordless drill whips the cream for my coffee. No sugar added.
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lol.... looks like my band saw :P
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I had a big reciprocating saw, a "demolition saw", which I never thought to use to slice cheese and bread.

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I had a big reciprocating saw, a "demolition saw", which I never thought to use to slice cheese and bread.
I've got the Porter Cable "Tiger" model recip. Works great on cheese and isn't bad for a nice thick steak either.
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I know we're kidding, but saws for meat are a pet peeve of mine.

I grew up on a small farm. We raised our own beef.
If the chunk of meat needs a saw, or even an overly sharp knife - it's a lousy steak. You should be able to cut a medium-rare porter house with a fork. At worst, a table knife/butter spreader.
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I know we're kidding, but saws for meat are a pet peeve of mine.

I grew up on a small farm. We raised our own beef.
If the chunk of meat needs a saw, or even an overly sharp knife - it's a lousy steak. You should be able to cut a medium-rare porter house with a fork. At worst, a table knife/butter spreader.
You really like to overcook your steaks don't you?

Who's kidding? How else do you cut through a thigh bone?
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You don't have much fun do you?

And please don't call me "Tim The Tool Man" I actually know how to use the tools I own. And still have all 11 of my fingers and most of my toes. Well ok, all of my toes.
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