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J Racel/The Miniatures Page about  2-in-1 Kit Pro Model #K43:
Oct 22, 2008
This customer purchased the item at our site.
I have a Tippi and a lot of other wire cutters and truth be told, I use my Hotwire Foam Factory cutters with the larger optional power supply all the time and don't even know what storage box the Tippi and other junk are hidden away in.
The Tippi shows all these need shapes and wire options, but none of them worked well or were easy to use. The power supply on the one I have has a very hard time with anything other than white foam (maybe the Tippi II has a better power supply?). I was not impressed and don't use it. Many of the cutters sold in craft stores will not cut pink or blue foam very well, so if that is what you want to do, get a good cutter.
I would say look at Hotwire Foam Factory (hotwirefoamfactory.com/home.php), especially at the sculpting tool and hot knife. You will likely need the variable power supply to cut pink or blue foam. I know these are expensive, but if you plan to do very much terrain, they more than pay for themselves.
Just my 2 cents.
Jeff
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David marshall about  050A 4-Foot Compound Bow Cutter:
Apr 18, 2007
I have had this for years now and it has become an invaluable part of my tool box. I use it to cut large blocks of polystyrene into smaller ones. It cuts accurately and quickly and is a perfect tool for this sort of work. I also use it to start sculpting landscapes for my gaming tables. It must be 10years old now and has been one of my best buys in all those years.
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Roger Beauregard about  Crafters Deluxe 2-In-1 Kit - #K16-19:
Feb 16, 2007
This customer purchased the item at our site.
I started building village displays about 15 years ago and just like many of you I struggled trying to do certain things to make my displays the best I could. Then I heard that display builders were using Styrofoam as the base and not plywood. Cutting the holes to hide the wires became easy, not like the plywood. That was just a headache.
So now that I was using Styrofoam I found it very messy to cut leaving me covered with little balls of foam that were just a pain to get rid of. I said, “there has got to be a better way.� So I started to do some reading and looking for videos to help me and that’s when I discovered the Hot Wire Foam Factory. These tools have been such a blessing to me and have helped me build displays so much better than I could have wished for.
The first tools I started with were the Hot Knife and the Sculpting tool. They were easy to use and helped me do more detail work without any problems. Practice with the tools before you use them for your display. Do test pieces and get the feel of how the wire will cut the foam. You should do this with any new tool that are you going to try. The more you practice the better you will find how the tool works. I use the Sculpting tool to shape mountains and the Hot Knife to do fine detail work. The results are just great.
If you want to check out some of my work go to the HWFF gallery and find, under village displays, Halloween Extravaganza, Glass Vignette, Halloween base and Halloween displays. These will give you an idea of just what these can do for you and your displays.
If you have any questions you can email me at rjbeauregard@comcast.net and state display question in the subject block.
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