|Item Weight||5.6 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||12.8 x 4.8 x 1.4 inches|
|Item model number||X73780|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
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Xacto X73780 Precision Soldering Iron and Hot Knife Tip
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- Precision soldering iron and hot knife tip
- Stainless Steel With Heat-Resistant Plastic Handles
- No-Roll Flange For Increased Safety
- Hot Knife Attachment For Accurate Cuts Through Plastic, Styrofoam and Candles
- This is an aftermarket of generic part
- UL Approved
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Simply put, if you want a cheap soldering iron with a useless hot knife attachment that doesn't heat up enough to cut foam, buy this-if not, select another model.
I am cutting heavy nylon webbing with mine, but not with the blade tip. The package also had a round tip that carried heat much better. I made this into a more bladed tip by heating the unit up and hammering the round tip flat. This makes it a bit denser as well to hold heat. I then took the tip to a grinding wheel to make it even sharper. Works very well now. Just don't expect the blade tip to do anything that a normal Xacto handle can't.
So. I thought I would use it as a knife without any heat, and its very awkward to hold. I got this to cut stencils, thinking it would be more precise and that I would avoid over-cuts.
It doesn't work hot or cold.
pretty frackin long.
the blade that comes with it is VERY VERY fragile. while i was cutting through a rubber bushing all of a sudden it breaks off and pieces go flying. i got a pretty nasty burn on my arm.
the second time it took so long that something possessed me to leave the room for a minute and grab a glass of orange juice as i waited for it to heat up.
and...i sort of forgot about it...
a week later i find it still plugged in and cold as ice.
whoops. it melted itself.
The little blade-holding adapter I bought fell apart on the first one I bought, but the store let me return it, and the second one lasted through the end of the project.
I might use it again for a similar project, if I remember where I stored the thing when I was through. But I doubt I'll ever buy another.
Paul Race, chief editor, Family Garden Trains(tm)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
i barely give this product 1 star. It is not a very good hot knife at all. The blade constantly falls out of the tip. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jason Mabie
it was very difficult to get the knife tip to stay in place. There is no on/off switch. I bought it because of the name Xacto, I thought that would mean it was a good product,... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Tip of the exacts blade does not get hot enough to melt plastic. I do not recommend this product.Published 7 months ago by John W.
PRICE WAS A GOOD DEAL. HOBBIEST TOOLS ARE EXPENSIVE. THIS TWO IN ONE WILL DO THE JOB FOR MY HUSBANDS TRAIN PROJECT.Published 7 months ago by Bullwinkle
Do not buy this product! It heated up the first time I plugged it in & never worked again. It is a waste of your money.Published 9 months ago by Kelly Rhodes
Broke out of the box. right when I put it in it popped then died. if you get one that works im sure it does the job I just had bad luck. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Nicholas Canceco
Eh, not exactly what you'd call heavy duty. Doesn't get very hot. Shop around.Published 14 months ago by KBednarsky
Had to cut through a 1/8" thick dashboard on car to do a repair (vs. removing the entire dash). The knife tip does NOT work. Read morePublished 15 months ago by OutdoorLady