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
Label 1.0" 1.5" 2.0"


  • Wire: Nichrome, 30 AWG
  • 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.