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Apr 11, 2013
This customer purchased the item at our site.
Love this tool. It comes in handy and I am so glad I purchased it!
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Chris Drew/Dorman High School about  #035I-KIT - Industrial Hot Knife Kit:
Mar 14, 2017
This customer purchased the item at our site.
The Industrial Hot Knife certainly beats cutting with a razor knife. The razor is a thing of the past. After doing several test cuts in scrap material to get the temperature right it was as simple as holding the trigger, just like drawing with a marker. Forming the shapeable blades to use with the sled guide was slightly more challenging and had a longer learning curve but still made cutting grooves easy. The only problem encountered was a screw head on the hot knife that wouldn't allow the allen wrench to fit. I just used an old wrench I had since it was worn and tightened the screw. This is definitely a quality tool and I highly recommend it.
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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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