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There's a Better Way: Cutting Rigid Insulation

Teamed up with a straightedge, a sharpened putty knife cuts through foam like butter

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Produced By: John Ross

When Chris Ellis of Brewster, Mass., was looking for the right tool to cut rigid-foam insulation, he tried a utility knife, a kitchen knife, and a saw. None of those options worked especially well. So Chris created something that works beautifully. As Chuck Miller demonstrates in this video tip, a 3-in. or 4-in. putty knife with a sharpened blade cuts through the foam like butter. 

Video by: John Ross

From Fine Homebuilding201
January 29, 2009