Foam board Cutting- Must-Have Tools in Your Craft-Box

Properties such as versatility, sturdiness, ease of use and being lightweight, etc. make foam board the perfect material for both commercial & non-commercial uses. If you have already worked with it, you’re aware of how easy and convenient this material is to work with - allowing you to craft interesting art pieces in the simplest way possible. Moreover, it makes DIY projects easier than ever.    

Foam board is a creator’s delight and features a number of valuable properties including sturdiness, versatility, durability and being extremely lightweight - thus allowing you to explore your creativity in a variety of ways. When it comes to cutting it precisely, however, you may find it a bit challenging. As you know, this material is quite soft so cutting can be a little difficult when working on more intricate projects. Improper cutting can result in rough & unsightly edges that can give a rushed look to your project. So, to ensure that you get a clean and neat finish, you need to make use of the right cutting tools. 

Here are a few foam board cutting tools to have in your craft box: 

Perimeter trim system - This easy-to-use perimeter trim system allows you to quickly install a decorative edge protection to mounted pictures and signs. For all your DIY projects, this tool is essential.


Olfa Knives - Olfa knives have specially designed blades that let you cut and shape to perfection. Its ultra slim design makes it the go-to foam board cutting tool for professional graphic artists and sign-making experts. This popular, heavy-duty cutter features a contoured ABS handle, side lock, snap off blade, and pocket clip/blade snapper.


V-Groove Cutter - If your project requires 90 degree corners, then this cutter is ideal for creating boxes and helps you get clean, straight corners. This easy-to-use cutting tools features quick change blade clips, adjustable blade depth, an on-board blade storage drawer and five blades.  This cutter is for use on foam board only.


Foamwerks Foamboard Freestyle Cutter - This tool helps cut materials easily and precisely. It is perfect for 3-D models, framing, signs, home decor and craft projects. However, this cutter is not designed to work on harder materials such as Gatorfoam, Sintra PVC, etc.


With the help of the right cutting tools, you can shape your foam board with ease. Moreover, these tools are easy to use and inexpensive.

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