Cutting Foam...The Hard Way
For more than 50 years contractors and subcontractors have been incorporating the use of EPS Geofoam and other foam plastics into project solutions. These solutions have been used for road construction, bridge abutments, structural fill weight reduction, insulation and more throughout North America.
Stock foam is stored and transported in sheets, rolls, or blocks; which are then further refined to match the intended use. This allows for an almost limitless range of potential applications due to the ways in which foam can be shaped and modified. The challenge has been easily transforming, shaping and cutting the blocks or sheets of EPS / XPS foam in the field. Until recently, the use of hand saws, chainsaws and other common construction tools have been the normal method of cutting and shaping foam sheets and blocks. That is, until the development and distribution of an innovative new XPS / EPS foam cutting tool by Foam Cutters, LLC. The foam cutting tool designed by Foam Cutters, LLC provides a level of ease and efficiency that other cutting methods and products can’t offer.
Cut to Fit...The Easy Way
Foam Cutters, LLC has developed a lightweight, portable and inexpensive Construction Site Hot Wire EPS Foam Cutter (HWFC) for use in the field. Our tool is used for cutting EPS and other foam material easily, quickly and without waste or mess. All that is needed is access to standard AC power. First, simply insert the Nichrome Wire into the brass tabs on the two ergonomically designed handles of the tool. Next, plug it into an AC current and slowly power up the handle mounted transformer to introduce an electrical current, which will heat the Nichrome Wire. Carefully and slowly set the transformer setting to the appropriate level to effortlessly cut the foam material.