Home made hot wire cutter

Seeing as I am limited as to what I can do with the hobby at the moment due to an incident with a pruning saw and one of my fingers, I thought it would be a good time to catch up with some things on my blog.

I mentioned in another post that I had made my own hot wire cutter, and cmnash was interested in seeing what it looked like.

 Well, it isn't very pretty, but compared to my old purchased hot wire cutter it is a samurai sword!

 This thing gets rather hot, but it really does the job.


The design was so simple that I felt foolish for thinking it would be hard to make.

I based what I made on the design I found on the terragenesis web site, and if I had the ability to make it better I would have: hot wire plans

Anyone making their own should note - this thing glows red. I am not sure if I should have thicker wire or not, but I would suggest getting a power supply that puts out the amps suggested in the article.

4 comments:

Brummie said...

Source a battery and use it to kill the Zombies!

cmnash said...

Nice - thanks for posting that Ian

lrqan said...

This is too spooky. I've been looking at making one of these. The articles I've read and seen use a guitar sring as a cutting wire.I think I'll give it a go in a couple of weeks. Thanks for the inspiration.

PapaSpanky said...

I made my own using a car charger and a dimmer switch. The dimmer contols how hot the wire gets. give it a try.