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Cutting the foam in a Pelican case
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Any ideas for how to cut the foam padding that comes in a Pelican case to fit custom contents? My first thought was a sharp utility knife; but there must be easier ways.

One like this:
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I think you have the best idea, Mongo.. something very sharp to avoid ragged edges. Your idea of utility knife, or maybe single edged razor blade or a scalpel if you can get your hands on one.
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Here 'ya go Mongo.... it's for critter-shooters, but the concept is the same. Grin




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#4
Have fun Mongo!
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Motorcycle seat builders who do it by hand use an electic knife. You can cut paper thin slices and shape easy with one.
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#6
Before you cut that foam, check that it is the right foam for the right application. Some foams attract moisture and many degrade over time leaving little pieces in places where you do not want obstructions. You may wish to look at this http://www.mycasebuilder.com/how-to-choo...-foam.html on selecting and cutting foam.

The foam I used for my gun case could not be used with a medical device.

I first tried an electric knife, but the results were somewhat uneven. I then tried an electric hot knife with good results. Then I found a specialist that used a laser to measure the object and then to cut custom cut-outs. Many packaging companies do custom insert work for an acceptable, but not cheap, price.

If you are going to clear the TSA or customs with a foamed container, be advised that they spend a greater amount of time looking at the foam than they do the contents. Plan ahead.

Remember for best results: measure many times, cut once.
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#7
Pelican website says they have foam "To protect sensitive electrical equipment, we also have antistatic foam. And chemical-resistant foam for medical equipment. "
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