Shock Absorbing Foam Safety Padding

HOW TO CUT BASIC FOAM PADDING
 
1. Use a long knife (like a bread knife) which has a "thin", sharp blade
2. Do NOT use a fat blade like a cleaver
3. Do NOT use a short blade like a box cutter
4. Do NOT use a band saw or chop saw (except for the aluminum reinforced)
5. Use a cutting board or similar surface on which to place padding
6. Use a long stroke rather than short choppy cuts
7. Cover all open cut areas with a layer of protective silicone to seal the foam