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All of the breadboards I get come with an adhesive backing that, while keeping the metal rows inside the breadboard in, keep the power rails connected to the breadboard. I want to remove the power rails off of a few boards to make a common data bus, and this has proven difficult. It seems like there is an easier way then ripping off the whole adhesive pad or just cutting the adhesive. Is there and easier way?

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    \$\begingroup\$ care to share a picture? \$\endgroup\$ – jippie Feb 12 '16 at 20:31
  • \$\begingroup\$ Buy the version without the power rails.... \$\endgroup\$ – Wouter van Ooijen Feb 12 '16 at 20:36
  • \$\begingroup\$ I'd have to use a saw on my breadboard. \$\endgroup\$ – Peter Bennett Feb 12 '16 at 21:15
  • \$\begingroup\$ Easier than cutting the Foam Adhesive? \$\endgroup\$ – Passerby Feb 12 '16 at 21:40
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Cut away, rip the adhesive off, get some kapton tape off of ebay to replace it. Kapton tape is great stuff, has a resistance that is second only to teflon (at least on my list, don't get all technical on me). If you don't like that, I have seen places in the past where you can buy a 2x~40 strip of breadboard that was a few years ago though.

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