Hot Wire Hobby Cutter Kit

The Hot Wire Hobby Kit is the perfect entry-level polystyrene cutting kit for hobbyists, model makers and art and craft applications. The hot wire and pen, if carefully used will result in precise, clean cuts.

The kit includes a hot wire bow, hot pen, and an engraving tip, a spare roll of wire for the bow, and an adapter for use with mains power supply. Cutting length for the bow is up to 140mm, and for the pen up to 100mm. The power adaptor for this new model is 5V, 3A- nearly double the power output of previous and alternate models.

Leave the unit to heat for 20 seconds before use and then allow the heat to do the cutting. Do not push or drag the wire or wand faster than the heat is cutting the polystyrene. Give the power supply a rest every 15-20 minutes and be sure to turn the power off when the unit is not in use.

The Hobby Hot Wire Kit is one of our most popular products. We use parcel post to ship anywhere in Australia for $15 freight. 

This hobby kit is designed for cutting low density polystyrene. It will cut high density polystyrene, and XPS, though more slowly. The hot wire will cut low density EPE (slowly) but won't cut most foamed plastics. For more powerful cutters browse our full range of polystyrene hot wire cutters and accessories.

Please note that when cutting polystyrene and foamed plastics that there will be a residue of material remaining on the wand or blade after use. This can be scraped or sanded off. This residue is less of an issue when cutting with a fine hot wire.

A full 12 month warranty applies to the Hobby Kit, as it does to all Foam Sales' polystyrene cutting kits. Replacement wire can be obtained cheaply from ebay and similar sites if required. Search for 0.2mm diameter nichrome wire.

For a more powerful and higher temperature cutter see our Thermo Blade Cutter.

Please note that current stock of this model is in a blister flat pack as featured, not in a plastic case per previous models. 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 83 reviews
Jake S. (Melbourne, AU)
So nice I bought it twice

(I gave away my first one, and bought myself another)

We like to hear that Jake - thank you. SB

Bernard A. (Perth, AU)
Hobby kit

Great item does a great job, I was very impressed

Good news Bernard, thank you. RB

malcolm p. (Sydney, AU)

This deal was good I was cutting Polystyrene On the outside of my house that was stuck to a cement rendered wall best investment I’ve ever made my never you ever use it again but made the job so easy now I’ve got it I’ll use it on other things I’ll give them 10 out of 10

Great news Malcolm. Keep this tool on hand for future jobs, it will last you a long time. RB

Benjamin m. (Melbourne, AU)

thank you very much it is a amazing

Great to hear that you are so pleased with the cutter Benjamin. Thanks for letting us know. SB

Fred M. (Adelaide, AU)
Don’t hesitate to shop here

Great service and excellent products great all round

Hi Fred,
thank you for your very kind words. We try to do our best and it's great to hear you have had such a positive experience. We look forward to helping you again in the future. GH