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CRAFTERS HOT KNIFE, Foam Cutter w/ 6" Blade, Gets up to 700 degrees F
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Reason 1: Overheat too frequently when cutting packaging foam (including foam cooler boxes). I had to unplug and wait for 20 minutes before resuming work.
Reason 2: When cutting thick foam, I had to keep pushing the red button to maintain the temperature high enough. This causes finger strain and distraction while cutting.
Reason 3: The second knife died after less than 20 hours of cutting. I find it not worth the investment for a third knife.
Reason 4: Perhaps I need to upgrade to an industrial knife.
Other than these, it did do a good job on rough cutting. Not for precise or detailed cuts.
Always wear Respirator (3M 6391 P100 Reusable Respirator Gas Mask - Large) that can block toxic vapor when cutting Any kind of foam! Be safe and Have fun!
The wire type are super hard to control and you'll get very frustrated! The price is right and it came very quickly!
But I never learned how to 'art'. So now I'm trying to learn on my own. And to remember where I put my old Trapper Keeper. Because you're never too old for second base.
But art is pretty hard. So I decided to try art's lazy-eyed little sister: crafts. This sort of tool seemed just the thing to help me fashion all sorts of attractive foam and wax doodads. For what? For ART!
Sadly, I'm too clumsy to use this thing properly. It's a lot like wielding a little steel light saber -- in an expert's hands, it's probably tremendous. In mine, there are little charred bits of foam stuck all over the walls and Band-Aids on all my fingers. Also, the dog won't come within twelve feet of me and I can't get the smell of burning fur out of my crafts table. Maybe I should've tried something safer. Like scrapbooking.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought one of these things used it to cut foam sheets and it quit working after the first day. Wouldn't heat up at all when I went to use it the second day.Published 6 months ago by kirk
When it cuts, it cuts nice, but it had to cool down way too often, like after every 8-10 feet cut. It's OK, I'm glad I have it, just need to leave more time for the cutting.Published on May 29, 2013 by Pal Molnar
didn't maintain hot heat for my needs - cutting and sealing 1/8 shock cord
perhaps its ok for foam though
This item is useless. The safety thermostat in set so low that you can only use it for about 30 seconds and then it has to cool down for over 5 minutes. I was very disappointed.Published on July 30, 2012 by John
I had to cut 1 inch thick 8 foot long styrofoam boards with foil on both sides.
This knife easily cut through at a good speed. I used a board to make the cuts straight.