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By Mikesimpson
#12168
Has anyone used the foam saw that Sailrite sells called the blade? I have been thinking about buying one, but there seems to be mixed reviews on them from what I have found. Ideally I would like to have a Bosch, but the ones that are out there seem to sell for quite a bit of money. This one seems like a decent alternative.
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By John
#12170
I have never used it so my opinion may not be valid here. I dont really like anything sailrite sells. Its all over priced knock offs from china with the sailrite sticker slapped on it backed with a lot of money spent on marketing their tools as professional quality. Just to be clear I have no issues with knock offs from china if they are priced right. I love Harbor Freight.

I guess it depends how often you cut foam. If your cutting foam every day I would shell out the money for a Bosch. I have used those and they are awesome.
If you just occasionally cutting foam I would consider sticking with a cheep electric carving knife from Walmart.
On the other hand the videos look like the sailrite saw does a good job so maybe its worth it.
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By Mikesimpson
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Thanks @John, I won't be using it all the time, I have a bandsaw to do the majority of my cutting. But when I make the shaped foam for bench seats I cut the pieces out of 6" slab foam and its really hard to feed through the saw until I have it all cut down to more manageable sized pieces. I have been using a electric knife but its not a big fan of cutting through the 6" foam. The sailrite saw is the cheapest double blade saw that I have been able to find. I may just end up giving it a shot and let you guys know how it works.
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By John
#12174
Oh yeah 6" foam is too big for an electric knife. If you end up trying it let us know what you think.
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By John Long
#12193
When I cut foam for a seat, I also cut it with a metal cutting band saw with a fine tooth blade. In order to cut it into manageable pieces I have used a plain 14” hack saw blade. I can quickly cut the slab of foam into blocks that will go through the throat of the band saw for final cutting.

John

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By DEH
#12197
I bought one a year ago and it seems to work fine. Probably not something you would use in a production environment but fine for me. I use my bandsaw for the bulk of my work.
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By Kuph
#12199
Alchemy kustoms has a great foam cutting video on YouTube with the band saw. Highly recommended.

Anyone have recommendations on replacement blades for the bosh cutters. I ordered a set on eBay and they seem to have a tight fit causing a good amount of friction in the housing making the machine get extremely hot.
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By Mikesimpson
#12203
@Kuph from everything I have been reading it seems to be pretty critical that you spray a small amount of silicone lubricant between and on the blades.
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By John
#12215
@Kuph were the eBay blades genuine Bosh? If not I would purchase genuine bosh blades to avoid damaging the the motor.
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