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Egg Shipping Foam

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Whitehouse Quail, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Songster

    Jul 1, 2009
    All right, I decided I don't want to pay for foam with holes in it anymore!

    So i got the exact same type of foam, now am at a loss of how to cut it. Drills don't work, I tried all the different kinds of bits, scissors take FOREVER and knives just don't cut through them good.

    Any ideas?

  2. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

    Aug 11, 2009
    Taunton, MA
    I'm not too sure, thats a great way to recycle the foam though. [​IMG] Please don't buy foam though, very bad eco-wise.
    Goodluck cutting them sorry i have no idea how. Many an exacto blade.
  3. Lesalynn

    Lesalynn Songster

    Jul 25, 2009
    Darnell, Louisiana
    Are you wanting the holes to go all the way through the foam?? If yes, then maybe try one of those type bits with teeth on it that are used to make holes for doorknobs? They have small ones......I probably sound like an idiot here, but just an idea, lol.

    Oh, or maybe one of those drywall saws??? [​IMG]

    Good luck.

    Something serrated works best on foam, I've found.
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2010
  4. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Songster

    Mar 31, 2009
    SouthEast Texas
    Quote:a.k.a. hole saw

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