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Hello everyone, can someone suggest how in the world I'm supposed to cut a 25lb. block of M&P? I don't have a tool that large. What do you guys use?
 

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Don't know if you're in the US but I saw one of those chopper/scrapers (the thing in stacy's picture) at the dollar tree just yesterday. Thought about picking one up but decided against it since I cut all of my cp/hp soaps with a wire and I don't do MP soap much anymore.

I agree that one of those choppers works well. I also suggest heating it a bit with a flame or in hot water before cutting. It will cut like butter then!

Found it online!
https://m.dollartree.com/h5/r/produ...Chopper-Scrapers/500c526c532p363205/index.pro
 

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Hello everyone, can someone suggest how in the world I'm supposed to cut a 25lb. block of M&P? I don't have a tool that large. What do you guys use?
Disclaimer: I don't do M&P and don't use the equipment below. I only use a knife to cut.

http://soapequipment.com/soapcutters/
This is expensive: http://soapequipment.com/EZwaySoapCutter/

And "forcraftssake.com..."

I think this video they are using the equipment from the 2nd link.
[ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBuoFQllzTE[/ame]
 
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Thanks for the clarification, Carolyn! Good to know.
 

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Thanks everyone, Stacey where did you buy that from? :)
You can get them on Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_s...eywords=pastry+cutter&sprefix=pastry+,aps,256
I always found a big butcher knife cuts into the block better than these pastry cutters. But either will work. I have cut up many a block for my daughter when her husband is not around to help.

You are welcome DeeAnna. I just did not really believe it until I tried cutting a batch of soap which I made layered with melt and pour. My daughter told me I could not cut it with my multi bar wire cutter. Being me I just did not believe, after the hubby had to replace several wires I now believe it, of course that was also after trying a wire cheese cutter. LOL, I am a slow and/or stubborn learner :)
 
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I found something but it's way more than I want to spend, even though I know I'll get multiple usages out of it. I really do believe in having good tools when creating! Hum!!!!! Gotta give this one some thought.

double_handled_knife_large.jpg
 
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