I have agree to carve SEVERAL gears out of styrofoam for a friend. He is working on props for a school play. He has supplied me with several sheets of high-density, pink styrofoam.
I am having trouble with all of the static electricity that is generated as I cut.
- The foam “sawdust” sticks to my X-Carve and fouls the belts and wheels.
- If I touch my machine while it is carving, I get a shock and my project stops.
I have never had this problem before working with wood. I am fairly certain it is a direct effect of carving the styrofoam.