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BreninBeener
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Recommendations for a hot knife

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Mrs B has taken to making bags. Lots of the straps and webbing need to be cut and heat sealed. It seems that a hot knife is the ideal instrument for this, but they seem pretty expensive.

Has anyone got one they can recommend, or maybe a diy solution for making one?

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How about this ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMfbo_skBF0

I'm Stu will have a better idea.
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I have the dremel versatip - that's fine for hobby useage and cutting webbing and odd bits of soldering etc. Probably not professional level...but once you reach that you'll probably no what you want and justify spending lots!
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Came to this thread all nostalgic….
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Hot knife, reminds me of hazy days at college in the 90s
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I just use a rotary cutter for webbing and a lighter to seal the end. Perfectly good / neat results if you're careful. A soldering iron with a flat tip (think end of a flat blade screwdriver) work work well too.
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I’d go for something with a long blade like this

https://cpc.farnell.com/duratool/d03295 ... dp/TL19867
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Dave Barter wrote: Thu Nov 24, 2022 2:15 pm Came to this thread all nostalgic….
:smile:
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by Raggedstone » Fri Dec 02, 2022 4:36 pm

Dave Barter wrote: ↑Thu Nov 24, 2022 2:15 pm
Came to this thread all nostalgic….
:smile:
:lol: Hot knives, bucket bongs and blow-backs. Unless I've missed a possible tangent this thread was taking.
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A thread title to separate people according to how they spent their teens and twenties. :lol:

Let's just hope the OP isn't a copper. :???:
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Dave Barter wrote: Thu Nov 24, 2022 2:15 pm Came to this thread all nostalgic….
"It's why you'll always find me in the kitchen at parties"
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jameso wrote: Tue Jan 03, 2023 2:15 pm
Dave Barter wrote: Thu Nov 24, 2022 2:15 pm Came to this thread all nostalgic….
"It's why you'll always find me in the kitchen at parties"
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In Reverse wrote: Thu Dec 29, 2022 1:04 am A thread title to separate people according to how they spent their teens and twenties. :lol:

Let's just hope the OP isn't a copper. :???:
Not anymore, im retired!

Anyway, i managed to find a deal on a hotknife with CPC Farnell and it was well received!
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BreninBeener wrote: Tue Jan 10, 2023 5:37 pm Not anymore, im retired!
You've never metioned it! :lol:
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