This past Sunday, Canada-based woodworker John Heisz uploaded a video he made documenting a paper saw blade that he had made from standard printer paper cutting wood with surprisingly clean results. Unsurprisingly, the video went viral in a matter of hours and is currently sitting at over an impressive 4 million views.
While we’re still curious to see what would happen if cardstock or another –– more sturdy –– paper-like material were used in place of regular printer paper, Heisz just uploaded yet another demonstration video that details how the paper blade works against other materials. Considering that the paper had little problem cutting cleanly through dense wood leading up to failure, it would seem to make sense that it might work on other materials, too –– right?
“These are some of the things I tried cutting with the paper blade,” explains Heisz. “I picked what I thought was best for the original video, but thought that there might be some interest in these as well. The hardwood was hard maple and it cut remarkably clean.”
Could there be a practical application for cutting soft materials? If the clean and mess–free foam cutting is any indication, Heisz just might be onto something here.