Hot-wire foam cutter, handheld, 4.5"×5.5" (Woodland Scenics) ID:117

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  • Type: Handheld hot-wire foam cutter
  • Make/Model: Woodland Scenics HOTWRFMCUTR
  • Serial Number: ??
  • Original Owner: ??
  • Loan Status: Donation to Protospace
  • Arrival Date: ??
  • Location: Under the stairs in Bay 108, all the way back in the corner on the first shelf from the floor
  • Functional Status: Works, though the wire is currently broken
  • Usage Permissions: Open to all
  • Certification: None
  • Wiki ID: 117


  • Wire: Nichrome
  • Power:
    • 9 V AC, supplied by attached 120 V A adapter
  • Cut depth: 4.5"
  • Cut throat: 5.5" (officially 6", but measured as 5.5")

Operation & safety

Be careful! The hot wire is under tension while cutting. If it overheats, it could break and throw molten nichrome at you.

Plug it in. It heats up. Pass it through foam to cut.