Hot Knife

Decorating By Kookie Updated 23 Sep 2009 , 12:32pm by Kookie

Kookie Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 6:26pm
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Today, I cut the foam cores with box cutter and the edges are all
rough, not smooth.
I am thinking about getting a HOT KNIFE.
Would anyone recommend what brand or name of hot knife do I need to buy?
THNAKS.

10 replies
Kiddiekakes Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 6:43pm
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Hmmm..Maybe Michael's craftstore has some kind of hot knife.When we were kids the shop teacher would make a cutter using wire and batteries..The cutter would melt through styrofoam to cut it.Neat idea!

jillmakescakes Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 6:55pm
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Michaels should have something called a styrofoam cutter. not bad, but definitely delicate. I broke mine the second time I used it!

Kookie Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 9:48pm
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Thank you!
I will check at Michaels.

becklynn Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 10:00pm
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I bought a hot knife at Michael's - it's NOT the styrofoam cutter. This has blades like an exacto knife and you attach the blade to the handle and plug it in.
It works GREAT on foamboard....
I found it at Michael's by the woodworking section. I think it was $16.99
Don't forget your coupon!!

becklynn Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 10:03pm
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Oops! Should have put more info. The knife is called:

Walnut Hollow Designed for Her Tools Creative Hot Knife

Kookie Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 2:33am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by becklynn

Oops! Should have put more info. The knife is called:

Walnut Hollow Designed for Her Tools Creative Hot Knife




Hello Becklynn,
Thank you Thank you Thank you.
I wanted to know exact name so I know what I need to buy at the store.
Thank you again.
kookie

becklynn Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 2:43am
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You're welcome...happy to help! Don't forget - it was by the woodworking tools....

Kookie Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 2:44am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by becklynn

Oops! Should have put more info. The knife is called:

Walnut Hollow Designed for Her Tools Creative Hot Knife




I would like to ask one question.
I have 1/2" foam boards. Does this tool work for cutting 1/2" thick boards?
Thanks.

becklynn Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 3:03am
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Yes! That's what I used it on....you have to go slow, but it cuts through easily without sawing and making the edges ragged.

Kookie Posted 23 Sep 2009 , 12:32pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by becklynn

Yes! That's what I used it on....you have to go slow, but it cuts through easily without sawing and making the edges ragged.




Thank you, becklynn!! thumbs_up.gif

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