Best Way To Cut DIY Solid Insulation Board

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Best Way To Cut DIY Solid Insulation Board

Joined: February 1st, 2012, 4:10 pm

February 20th, 2016, 11:29 am #1

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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Joined: July 1st, 2005, 6:33 pm

February 23rd, 2016, 12:42 pm #2

Hot Knife or Hot wire cutter make the least mess but can be $$
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Joined: February 1st, 2012, 4:10 pm

February 23rd, 2016, 5:50 pm #3

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Joined: July 1st, 2005, 6:33 pm

February 24th, 2016, 11:53 am #4

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-Cornin ... /100320301
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Joined: February 6th, 2002, 9:08 pm

February 25th, 2016, 3:39 am #5

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
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Joined: February 1st, 2012, 4:10 pm

February 25th, 2016, 3:53 pm #6

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