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Incrtalent

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Help! I'm sure there's an answer for this one. Now that I'm buying my soap in blocks of 25 lbs, I find it EXTREMELY difficult to cut. My big butcher knife was sufficient before, but goodness! How do you guys effectively cut these huge chunks of soap? I can't imagine what's going to happen when I start buying in 50# blocks. (If there even is such a thing.) I'm trying to streamline so it does not take so much time.

Any suggestions?
 

Tabitha

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I would suggest cutting the whole thing at one time & wear a glove on your left hand. I use a long knife, slice, don't cut. Pretend you are carving thin slices of beef (said the vegetarian :lol: ) for a sandwich. Push downward from standing above so you can put your weight into it, with your right hand on the handle & the palm of your left hand on the backside of the blade. Slice a few from 1 corner & spin your soap block, slice a few from the next corner, spin your soap, etc, if you do not spin the block it will become unbalanced & may flip open when you put your weight into it & you may lose a finger! Once it it thin enough to cut in half, you can chunk cut from there.

I have heard electric knives work on M&P soap to0.
 

homegrownsoap

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cutting

I use my dough slicer - or my husband's hard core throwing knives, they work really well. he isn't pleased, but i don't m&p anymore.
 

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