Hot Wire Crafters Deluxe 3-in-1 Kit (226902)
Crafters Deluxe Kit includes the Sculpting Tool (w/6 wires), 3' Hot Knife, Engraving Tool, Tensioner, Crafters Power Supply and 90 minute Hot Wire Foam Factory DVD, all in a handy carrying case.
The Sculpting Tool is our most popular and versatile foam tool for freehand sculpting, carving, and scroll cutting. Making realistic hills and mountains has never been easier. Cuts foam like a hot knife through butter.
The Hot Knife is a combo hand held scroll saw and power drill that cuts foam with fast clean surgical precision. The 3 inch blade is made from thin tough steel, with a unique round shape that slices quickly and cleanly in any direction like magic.
The Engraving Tool is perfect for engraving foam bricks, blocks, stones, words, and other shapes for detailed looking walls, abutments, portals, slats, cobblestone roads, signs and more. A fine finishing tool for detailing any type of 2-D or 3-D sculpture or model. Only the tip heats up!
Hot Wire Foam Factory tools work best on low density rigid polystyrene foams, like Styrofoam, white beaded EPS, and XPS foams (blue and pink board).
Expanded polystyrene is also known as EPS or bead-board foam and extruded polystyrene foam is also known as XPS or insulation foam. EPS foam is made up of little beads which vary in size according to the density, weight and strength of the foam. EPS is often used to insulate electrical appliances when they are shipped. XPS foam is smooth and also comes in various densities. These foams are often found in building supply stores and packaging supply outlets as they are used for insulating walls in homes and for padding in packages. There are two major brand names of XPS foam used for insulation: Owens-Corning's Foamular is sometimes known as pink board and DOW Chemical's Styrofoam is sometimes known as blue board - these are XPS foams that are used for insulating.
The tools will also cut expanded polypropylene (EPP) and flexible foam like polyethylene (PE) foam. The Hot Wire tools will cut many kinds of foam, but always check with the foam manufacturer to make sure there are no health or safety hazards when using hot wire tools.