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Old Jul 27, 2012, 09:02 AM
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foot pedal switch for hotwire cutting

Hey, guys. Every do things for yrs and just tolerate annoying attributes thinking thats just the way things are done?
For quite a while I would hate cutting foam indoors and also hated running exhaust fans pulling heat of my shop through the cold winter months.

I recently put my wire cutter on a momentary foot pedal switch and after doing this have learned that 90 percent of the smoke/stink from cutting foam is not from the cutting itself but from the residue burning off the wire between cuts.
I now make a cut and before removing my foot from the pedal I wipe the wire clean.

I cant say enough about how much nicer this is on the nose and the whole process of cutting foam.

Just thought I would pass this info along.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 11:31 PM
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I have a couple of these that I use in my shop. One on the dust collector, another on the dremel tool. They're really handy
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