Hot Wire Hobby Cutter Kit

New more powerful 15W Model now in Stock for hotter, faster cutting.

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 are easy to use and allow for 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 tables and foam 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 73 reviews
Good product

Quite satisfied with this product. I have not had a chance tp really run it through it's paces but it appears to be very well made and the ability to change the wire cutter out for a fine tip and a solid bar make it a real plus for a hobbist.

Thank you Anthony. Happy Hobby times ahead. SB

It's great

I have those 50x50cm foam tiles that I'm using for sound proofing, cuts well. Only thing is I would love a power model that would just incinerate it haha
This cuts it very well and precise, as I have to concentrate on it and it won't be faster. Might take me 30 - 45 seconds to cut through a 50x50x5cm tile.
after it's cut though, there's not much fixing with foam. If you try to fix it, it gets pretty janky.

Thanks for your Review Adam. We do have the Thermo Gun Model as well if you would like to rip through the foam more quickly. SB

Works Well

Worth the money

We are pleased that you think so Belinda. Thank you for your feedback. SB

Great product

Wire cutter served it purpose it’s really easy and comfortable to use - customer service and delivery was fantastic- in the middle of a pandemic i received my order within the week - thanks

Hey Cathy,
Thanks for the feedback, Glad the cutter was what you are after. I will let the customer service team know you were happy with their service.

Foam cutter

Great service, fast delivery, highly recommended...

HI Ty,
Thanks for your positive review. much Appreciated. JM