Has Anyone Tried A Crafters Hot Knife?

Decorating By HamSquad Updated 8 Jun 2010 , 12:22am by Bakingangel

HamSquad Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 4:32am
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I found this website while looking for a foam cutting tool. I found this:
www.craftershotknife.com. Anyone know anything about this product?

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Cookie4 Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 5:04am
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Yes, I love these knives and they are available a Michaels. I use it to cut foamcore boards for my cakes.

HamSquad Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 5:22am
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Cookie 4, the websites briefly mentions about using this knife to cut frozen icecream cakes or on BC cakes. Wouldn't the temp of the knife be too hot for BC?

Mikel79 Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 11:45am
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I LOVE my hot knife. I only use it to cut foamcore board! Cuts like butter. When using a regular x-acto knife I would always get a dirty cut, or the board would not be a even circle......if that makes sense...



KHalstead Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 11:53am
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how much does the one at Michael's cost?

cheatize Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 4:52pm
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I think mine was $30 at Joann's but I used a 50% off coupon. Hubby is jealous of mine because it has more tips than his. I'm keeping it hidden just in case he gets any funny ideas about his rights to use it. LOL

metria Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 5:19pm
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ok, yall sold me...is this the one at michaels that you have?


CWR41 Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 6:10pm
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If you get the one called "styro cutter" like this:
at Joanns, you'll also be able to use it to cut through dummies.

HamSquad Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 7:48pm
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OMG! Thanks for the info. I want to cut grooves in one of my cel boards for flowers, I never use the thing. I thought if I slashed small grooves I could roll fondant petal with wires. I have stop experimenting, it gets the best me(LOL)! icon_cool.gif

cheatize Posted 7 Jun 2010 , 11:47pm
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My mistake, I got mine at Michael's, not Joann's. It's this one:

I will say, the tip gets loose a lot more often than I like. I keep a pair of pliers with the kit so I can tighten it as I go.

Bakingangel Posted 8 Jun 2010 , 12:22am
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Hamsquad I have the one that Metria is talking about and I don't care for it at all. Its like an Xacto knife that heats up. The blades loosen up while using it and they get wobbly. I feel is not very safe. I wanted to throw it away! On the other hand, the one you're talking about looks much better and even though it is more expensive, looks like it is a much better and safer tool. I'll be ordering it. Just my $.02 worth. Thanks for the info.!

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