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    I had a mini-van. Lower the far back seats, and feed the sheet in between the two front rows of seats. Has the side effect of separating my kids, which is nice for sanity. Sadly the people mover has gone to the junkyard and it looks like we're replacing it with a smaller vehicle, so I'll be in the boxcutter club. I already bring a pipe cutter to buy long lengths of pipe for props.

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    i tend to buy foam in bulk ,, last time I bought I picked up 60 sheets of 1 inch foam for a project lol ,, ended up using my 10 foot long cargo trailer to get it home.. now since you don't have a truck or a friend with one have you thought about renting a U-Haul???

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    I bring my saw and cut off about 1/3 of it in the parking lot to make it fit in my truck or van.
    Stamp out the Christmas Creep !

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    Quote Originally Posted by trachcanman View Post
    having the big box store rip them for you can get expensive fast, they charge for each cut or did when I asked about cutting a board. You must have at least one friend with a truck.. off them a tombstone for hauling the foam board. buy several of them to make it worth the trip.
    They don't charge a thing here. They'll cut anything you want for free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus404 View Post
    They don't charge a thing here. They'll cut anything you want for free.

    Maybe wood is different? Home Depot ripped a couple of sheets of insulation for me at no cost. The only thing I noticed is that the measurement I told the guy to cut the sheets to, and the measurement I carefully watched him set the saw to were off by almost 2 inches so while they may offer the service, I don't think you should count on it for precision cuts. Fortunately this measurement was to reduce the height so I easily removed the extra 1 1/2 - 2 inches.
    Last edited by bobby2003; 03-26-2019 at 07:58 AM. Reason: Typos :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobby2003 View Post
    Maybe wood is different? Home Depot ripped a couple of sheets of insulation for me at no cost. The only thing I noticed is that the measurement I told the guy to cut the sheets to, and the measurement I carefully watched him set the saw to were off by almost 2 inches so while they may offer the service, I don't think you should count on it for precision cuts. Fortunately this measurement was to reduce the height so I easily removed the extra 1 1/2 - 2 inches.
    They'll cut anything for free. Wood, foam, you name it. Zero cost. They aren't the most accurate in the world, but if you just need it to fit in your car, they'll do it for you.

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    I made the mistake of just tieing it my roof and it broke apart when I hit 35+ mph...the best way I found for the roof is sandwich in between two peices of plywood (even the 1/4 flooring kind). Most things I don't need them to be full sheets although now I can get most of a sheet in my ML320...I usually just have to cut off the bottom 18 inches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus404 View Post
    They'll cut anything for free. Wood, foam, you name it. Zero cost. They aren't the most accurate in the world, but if you just need it to fit in your car, they'll do it for you.
    The home depots here have stopped cutting insulation in their saws...but this foam is great all you need is a simple knife and a straight edge and this stuff snaps off pretty easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus404 View Post
    They don't charge a thing here. They'll cut anything you want for free.
    We've found that what Home Depot will cut, and whether they'll attach a fee to it, often depends on just how busy they are. If they're just hanging around, they're usually pretty agreeable to cutting things for us and not adding a charge, but if they're busy they'll hold to the letter of the law with two free cuts of lumber only. We're always really friendly when we visit, and I've noticed that helps as well. Grumpy people tend to get grumpy service.

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    I often wonder if people think I am a true home improvement guru...I must have bought well over 100 sheets over the past few years and none of it for its true purpose

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