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    Posted: 01 July 2013 at 2:32pm
Hi, can you tell me if the hot knives you sell are more effective at cutting sunbrella fabric than a weller solder gun with a thin knife blade? It seems that I had to make several slow passes to cut through one layer of fabric. Is there a limit on the effective trigger time? Thanks John
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Get the Edge Hotknife! It is a dream compared to any soldering gun. There is a limit to trigger time but if you cycle the trigger on/off every 20 seconds or so it works in a continuous manner without trouble. We love this knife.
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Is the Edge an upgrade on the Engle Matt ?
 
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Both are great products. I would say they are comparable products but the Edge is a lot less expensive since we have it made specifically for Sailrite in large quantities. Our buying power saves our customers who opt to purchase this knife over the original Engle product.
 
Differences:
 
Engle has a light, Edge does not.
 
Edge has a much longer power cord.
 
Edge comes as a complete package with cutting foot, case, and cutting blade
 
Engle is made in Germany and Edge is made in China
 
 
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Cool, thanks Matt.
 
That longer cord is a great idea.
 
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The hot knife is a VERY handy tool.
 
It provides a terrific cut on the Sunbrella fabric, sealing the edges, preventing fraying.
 
My house had a closet door w/ a full length mirror that I removed during remodelling. Now I use that mirror / door as a flat cutting surface.
 




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BTW, the easy way to keep the cutting blade clean is using the brass toothbrush on a warm blade.
 
The residue is very tough when the blade is cool and is easy to remove when the blade is warm / hot.
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Besides glass or a mirror, can anyone suggest any other hot knife cutting surface? One that does not shatter like glass.
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We recently purchased the hot knife when the kit was on sale. Love, Love, Love it. Just be sure to use it in an open area or windows open, if you are doing a lot of cutting.  I have used it on webbing, sunbrella and rope. WONDERFUL!!  Heats up quickly. Fun tool to have.
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Originally posted by Sowlady Sowlady wrote:

We recently purchased the hot knife when the kit was on sale.
 
Just be sure to use it in an open area or windows open, if you are doing a lot of cutting.
When I use mine, I squeeze the trigger on and off so the blade stays hot, but there is almost no smoke.
 

Originally posted by Rock Hall Canvas Rock Hall Canvas wrote:

Besides glass or a mirror, can anyone suggest any other hot knife cutting surface? One that does not shatter like glass.
Another surface that is impervious to the hot blade and won't suck heat away is tempered glass.

The tempered glass is much safer than a cheapo mirror or plain glass. The tempered glass will still break w/ a strong impact, but the result is small squares of glass chunks, not long shards.
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