#K41 - 3D Deluxe 24-Inch Table Kit



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Lou
Mar 6, 2017
This customer purchased the item at our site.
I bought the 24 inch table and two hand tools. I later ordered a 3rd tool. All work well.
The HWFF people were quite helpful when there was an error with the order. They promptly corrected the issue. Sam was on the ball.
I bought the table so I could cut layers of Formular foam together to make layered models for lost wax casting. I have found that if you cut more than 3 layers together that the wire is not stretched taut enough.. the cut becomes less clean and the cut wanders. I am using it to cut denser foam, and probably am impatient with the cut, but the inherent design doesn't allow a great deal of tension to be put on the cutting wire.
Another issue I found is that cutting circles can be difficult.. I want a clean outline, and it is not easy to get a circle where the starting point is not visible. The hot wire has a cylinder of heat around it. The faster you feed foam past the wire, the smaller in diameter the cylinder becomes. So a clean cut requires a steady feed rate. If you make circles, you have to cut in to reach the edge of the circle, then start pivoting the foam to cut the curve. The transition is difficult to do without a bobble or mar in the edge of the circle.
I like the tools in general, and perhaps my goal can be met by improving my cutting technique and building my own jigs.
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Stacy Dennis (Australia)
Feb 14, 2014
I bought a full kit of tools and this Table as well.

It is by far the best item I use. It allows for Precise cutting, rotational cutting, has great accessories to help controll all kinds of cuts. Being able to set a precise angle witht he flat of the board and a protractor allows for amazing precise assembly.

The one improvement would be some parallel lines on the table itself for easier alignment. Even a grid imprinted into the table to make sizing simpler. I have scribed my own into the plastic.

Perhaps Feet the could be secured to a work bench too....
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