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Portable Foam Cutter

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by Mohsen Abbasi, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. Mohsen Abbasi

    Mohsen Abbasi Well-Known
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    Mohsen Abbasi published a new build:

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  2. Mark Carew

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    Great build @Mohsen Abbasi I have been needing to make of of these. Love the fact that this is portable. Thank you for sharing! :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Rob Taylor

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    Does anyone know if there's a good "standard" nichrome wire that people use for a foam cutter? Amazon sells fine e-vape heat coil wire by the roll for DIY rewinding, it seemed like the cheapest option on there, but I don't know if it'll hold up to the forces of cutting and tensioning over long spans.
     
  4. Mohsen Abbasi

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    I used this from this german shop: http://www.conrad.de/ce/de/product/421201/Widerstandsdraht-565-m-1-St/SHOP_AREA_17441
    The diameter is 0.5 mm and it cost 4,21 Euro and it is 10 Meter. Search for a similar one.
     
  5. Mohsen Abbasi

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    Make it. I made a boat with it, which i will publish is as a project after testing. It is a special boat for video recording under water :D
     
  6. Mohsen Abbasi

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    I have seen a you tube video of somebody using MIG welding wire as the resistive element in a foam cutter. Sounds like a good idea - strong , cheap, available.
     
  8. DiggerJ

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    I used mig wire in my cutter while cutting parts for a hovercraft. Just went over to the welder and fed some wire and cut it off. worked well for me.
     

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