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what's best tool to make seatback foam cuts before and then after first side glassing?

 

what's best tool to precisely cut out shapes in the 1/4" fir plywood?

 

tks, greatly appreciate any help

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I actually used a table saw to cut my foam (before glassing -- not recommended when glassed), but just about anything will work that let's you cut a straight line.  You could use a hacksaw blade taped up on one end so you can grab it.

 

Buy yourself a handheld oscillating cutting tool ($80 at Home Depot, less at Harbor Freight, or $300+ for the Fein MultiMaster).  You will use this tool all the time for many reasons.  

 

I used my Fein tool to cut shapes in the plywood, but also a bandsaw.  

 

A Dremel tool comes in handy -- you'll need one -- but the oscillating tool is THE tool you'll want for the first building chapter to make it most productive and pleasant.


Jon Matcho :busy:
Canard Zone Developer & Builder
Rebuilding Quickie Tri-Q200 N479E
Building Cozy Mark IV+ (widened rear)

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Tools are 80% of the battle in anything you do. The right tools can keep your momentum going on a project where as if you don't have what you need, it can frustrate you to the point of quitting. Check Craigslist as there are a lot of people selling stuff all the time. Check the price against new as sometimes you get burnt! Good luck with your build!

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