Hot wire foam cutter

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  1. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    My Model Craft hot wire foam cutter attuned today. Did not realise that it was battery operated but no hum, no big issue I suppose. It comes with three attachments and a spare wire element.

    Pictures will be up later

    Cheers

    Toto
     
  2. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Is there a socket for an external supply ?

    Battery power is an advantage, no cables too short to get where you want to go - don't ask :whatever:

    Paul
     
  3. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Hi Paul,

    There does not seem to be a facility for an external mains supply. Don't suppose it matters as it can be switched on and off between uses and I would not imagine it would use that much battery power. The absence of trailing leads is a welcome one as well.

    I'll be trying it out later.

    Toto
     
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    Watch out for the wires, they have a habit of pinging of and disapearing into oblivion.
    Paul
     
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    Hi Toto

    You may find this video useful, works for both Expanded polystyrene and Hi-density foam boards.



    I have found the Terrain Tutor videos useful, although military based the techniques are transferable.

    Paul
     
  6. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Great video Paul.

    Very straight forward. I think I'll give it a whirl as I am not doing so well with straight edges right now. :avatar: I can see more material hitting the bin unless I perfect my process ( or lack of one ) ...... Less haste ...... More speed.

    That's for tomorrow. Tunnel walls, roofs and mouths. Oh joy.

    Cheers

    Toto
     

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