Used to cut Styrofoam and thermoplastic materials, both freehand and with stencils. Note: Styrofoam is a reasonably priced material and compared to others environmentally acceptable. Ideal for architectural models, prototypes as well as classic railroad, plane and boat model building. The large base with 15 23/64" x 11 1/64" (390 x 280 mm) table ensures smooth and easy movement of the work piece. The printed grid and protractor assist with division and cutting. Solid aluminum over arm has a 13 25/32" (350 mm) throat and offers 5 33/64" (140 mm) in height. The holder and wire coil (98 ft, .008" diameter is included) may be shifted along the over arm to enable miter cutting. An LED indicates operation and helps prevent burned fingers (the cutting wire heats to the maximum temperature in less than 1 second). Note: The correct temperature, being dependent on material and thickness, is learned from experience. Optimum profiles are cut at lower temperatures and cutting force. Technical data: Cutting Wire Temp 210-290°F. Transformer Secondary Max 10V at 1.0A, Volts 110-120V AC, 60 Hz, Weight 6.6 lb. Crosscuts are achieved by means of a simple, yet efficient solution: secure a drawing-pin to the work table with tape, it serves as a fixed center. Double function fence with lockable feed bar. Spare cutting wire: Used on the THERMOCUT and other similar units. Made of NiCr 8020, spool of 98 ft x .008". All new tools come with a 2 year factory warranty.
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Proxxon micromot hotwire cutter thermocut - Ideal for architects, designers, decorators, artists, and teachers and for building architectural models, prototypes, as well as classic model railroad, plane and boat items. The large table with 15-11/32-Inch by 11-Inch ensures smooth and easy movement of the work piece. The printed grid and protractor assist with the division and cutting. The solid aluminum over arm has a 13-3/4-Inch (350mm) throat and offers 5-1/2-Inch (140mm) in height. The holder and wire coil (one spool of wire 98-Feet, 0.008-Inch diameter is included) may be shifted and adjusted along the over arm to enable miter cutting. An LED indicates operation and thus reminds you not to touch the hot wire to prevent burnt fingers (the wire heats to maximum in less than 1 second).