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Japanese Flush Cut Saw For Cutting Styrofoam
« on: November 24, 2010, 10:56:04 AM »
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The other night I started chopping, slicing and shaving styrofoam for the NCR layout. This was made a lot easier (but slightly messier) with the newest addition to my arsenal. A "Japanese Flush Cut Saw" from Harbor Freight (why pay more for something to cut styrofoam?): http://www.harborfreight.com/japanese-flush-cut-saw-39273.html

This thing is really handy. I wish it came in longer lengths. It's flexible, which makes making realistic contours easy and thin, which makes slicing through the stuff easy, even at deep depths.

It's also SHARP.

It doesn't quite have the finesse of a cheap serrated steak knife, but I've been pretty happy with it so far.








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Re: Japanese Flush Cut Saw For Cutting Styrofoam
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2010, 11:13:11 AM »
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The real news here is that the layout looks to be intact still.  1 month and counting!  Don't use heavy books to weight down those foam hills when you glue them in place... you might break off the penisula.   :P
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Re: Japanese Flush Cut Saw For Cutting Styrofoam
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2010, 11:29:54 AM »
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Haters gotta hate ;) lol

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Re: Japanese Flush Cut Saw For Cutting Styrofoam
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2010, 11:34:19 AM »
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Steak knife works just as well :)  Free in the kitchen

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Re: Japanese Flush Cut Saw For Cutting Styrofoam
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2010, 11:43:37 AM »
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It also looks like Ed is experimenting with the trackless layout as well. Waiting on the article on cork feeders conductivity tests.  ;D

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Re: Japanese Flush Cut Saw For Cutting Styrofoam
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2010, 11:59:49 AM »
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A "Japanese Flush Cut Saw" from Harbor Freight (why pay more for something to cut styrofoam?): http://www.harborfreight.com/japanese-flush-cut-saw-39273.html

And it makes great Sushi!

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Re: Japanese Flush Cut Saw For Cutting Styrofoam
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2010, 12:20:40 PM »
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Ditto. I like the low profile track.

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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2010, 06:11:22 PM »
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Re: Japanese Flush Cut Saw For Cutting Styrofoam
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2010, 07:22:14 AM »
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I saw some early pictures of Ed's concept of the "layoutless" design...



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Re: Japanese Flush Cut Saw For Cutting Styrofoam
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2010, 07:31:10 AM »
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Does it double as a hari kari sword for when you realize your track is screwed up and have to rip it all out?

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Re: Japanese Flush Cut Saw For Cutting Styrofoam
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2010, 12:39:27 PM »
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