Hot knives simultaneously cut through materials and fuse the cut ends to prevent fraying. A type of soldering iron, the knives feature a heated double-edged blade and are commonly used to cut braided sleeves for wire and cable as well as carpet, fabric, plastic, foam, and cork.
Portable handheld hot knives are ideal for working in tight spaces or difficult-to-reach areas where benchtop units can't go.
Place these units on a bench or counter to keep the hot knife readily accessible as you work. You can secure the hot tool in the stand when not in use to free up your hands for other tasks.