Updated March 13, 2019 by Joseph Perry

The 9 Best Hot Wire Foam Cutters

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We spent 24 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. If you've ever tried to cut Styrofoam with a box cutter or other knife, you've seen the mess it makes: jagged edges and tiny beads that stick to everything. Instead, try one of these cutters. They slice through several types of foam with very little effort, thanks to a heated wire or rod that can reach temperatures of more than 500 degrees Fahrenheit. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best hot wire foam cutter on Amazon.

9. GoChange Cutting Pen

8. Woodland Scenics

7. Guritta Mini

6. Proxxon 37080 Micromot

5. RoMech Hot Knife

4. Proxxon 27082 Thermocut

3. Guritta Perfect

2. Roy Rojas Adjustable Machine

1. Foam Factory Pro Kit

Editor's Notes

January 12, 2019:

There are a lot of choices when it comes to hot wire foam cutters, and our selections reflect that variety. We've included items that are good for beginners and kids' school work and some that are professional-grade tools for architects, designers, and serious modelers. We like the two desktop options in our list because of their precision and high quality.


Joseph Perry
Last updated on March 13, 2019 by Joseph Perry

An avid reader and outdoors enthusiast, Joe earned his doctorate in literary studies before making the lateral leap from academia to technical writing. He now lives and works in the inter-mountain West where he creates technical and marketing content, including white papers, solution briefs, and courseware for some of the world’s largest information technology companies. With more than 14 years of experience in the field, he has learned more than he ever thought he would know about such enterprise IT topics as cloud computing, storage, databases, business software, and networking. When he’s not writing about business computing, he can be found outdoors, probably hiking with his family and dog.


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