Hot-wire foam cutter, tabletop, 14"×12" ID:118

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This cutter on the left and hot-wire foam cutter, handheld, 4.5"×5.5" (Woodland Scenics) at the bottom right
  • Name: Tabletop hot-wire foam cutter
  • Make/Model: Matt F single-arm
  • Serial Number: 2
  • Original Owner: Matt F
  • Loan Status: Donation to Protospace
  • Arrival Date: June 2012
  • Location: Under the stairs in Bay 108, all the way back in the corner on the first shelf from the floor
  • Functional Status: Works
  • Usage Permissions: Open to all
  • Certification: None
  • Wiki ID: 118

Specifications

  • Wire: Stainless steel, 20–24 AWG
  • Power: Car battery charger or computer power supply works well.
    • 12 V
    • 10 A
  • Cut depth: ~14"
  • Cut throat: ~12"

Operation & safety

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

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

If the wire breaks, contact Matt F for replacement.

History

Built by Matt F for Scoperta. Some info in this thread.