Hot Wire Foam Cutter

Posted on Oct 12, 2012

Hot wire foam cutters are used by hobbyists of all stripes to contour Styrofoam into a vast array of shapes for a wide variety of uses. Model railroad builders shape foam into landscapes. RC plane builders shape foam into aircraft wings and fuselages. Stagehands shape foam for theatrical sets and props. And because Fiberglas can be applied over the shaped foam to create a rugged and lightweight structure, rocket builders can shape foam for use as nose cones or airframes.

Hot Wire Foam Cutter
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Assemble the `bow of the hot-wire cutter as shown in the drawing. Drill holes in the ends of the prongs for the eyebolts and attach with wing nuts and washers. (You don`t need to cut the ends at an angle as shown -- I added the angled cuts when

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