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.

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 80 reviews
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

Mark B. (Saint Ives, AU)
Over delivers

Great product great e-service .... feels like you could be in a face to face retail environment.

Thank you Mark, we appreciate your Review. SB

Phillip A. (Sydney, AU)
Hot wire cutter

Great model railroad hobby tool, perfect for shaping scenery on the layout with out any mess. Brandon.b's comment "Awesome" says it all.

Hi Phillip, good to hear you like our 'Awesome' cutting tool. Enjoy the hobby railway. GH

Brandon B. (Yamba, AU)
Hot wire cutter

Awesome. Got perfectly shaped hills for the games tables.easy to use all attachments.

Hi Brandon,
using the word 'Awesome' certainly makes us feel good. So glad the hills have turned out so well. GH