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    Was cutting some scenery foam yesterday with my Woodland Scenics hot wire foam cutter. The wire was getting worn out after years of use, so I replaced it with some used electric guitar string (High "E" 1st string). Worked perfectly and perhaps even better since the guitar string is slightly stiffer and thus straighter. This solution rocks!
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    Hmmmm. Didn't work for me. Nylon strings don't heat up enough.
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    Now that you’ve got an E string in there, do you have to tune your foam cutter before you use it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danb View Post
    Now that you’ve got an E string in there, do you have to tune your foam cutter before you use it?
    Actually I do...it's actually best to tune it slightly sharp of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroRedLn View Post
    Actually I do...it's actually best to tune it slightly sharp of course.
    Depends on what terrain you're modeling, right? I mean, wouldn't @Spookshow prefer for it to be tuned kinda flat?

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    Just don't put a G string in there. I learned that the hard way.
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    That might be hard to explain to the other half where you got it from?
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