What is a hot blade?

What is a hot blade?

A hot knife is an electric tool with a heated blade that can be used to cut, shape, and seal synthetic materials. It cuts the material to the desired length and fuses the loose ends of the filaments together to prevent fraying of the cut end once it has been installed or applied.

What is hot knife used for?

The Hot Knife is an electric tool with a heated blade that can be used to cut and shape other materials. It’s most often used for hobby or craft work and has applications for creating displays, theater sets, or miniatures like train sets.

What is blade cutting?

Blade cutting is the process of cutting a workpiece with a blade. Saws, scissors, scalpels, or knives all fall into the blade category. Blade cutting is used in a variety of industrial and commercial applications such as butchering, film/foil/paper slitting, mat cutting, medical practices, and many more.

Does a hot knife cut plastic?

A hot knife: Using a hot knife to cut through plastic exposes you to the risk of a nasty burn, or the plastic catching fire. Power tools: Using high RPM (revs per minute) power tools will melt the plastic you are cutting through, running the risk of getting a burn.

Can a hot knife cut metal?

Cut Metal with Your Circular Saw In our test, it cut through rebar like a hot knife through butter. You can cut mild steel up to about 3/8 in. thick using a ferrous-metal-cutting blade.

What types of blades are there?


  • Drop Point Blade Shape. Drop Point blades are: durable, versatile, and effective at stabbing strikes.
  • Clip Point Blade Shape.
  • Tanto Blade Shape.
  • Spear Point Blade Shape (AKA Dagger Point)
  • Wharncliffe Blade Shape.
  • Sheepsfoot Blade Shape.
  • Standard Blade Shape (AKA Straight Back)
  • Hawkbill Blade Shape.

Can a hot knife cut PVC?

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