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Hot wire knife for cut outs
« on: May 21, 2007, 09:08:36 PM »
Here is a real simple tool that comes in real handy when doing cutout and sizing the wax to fit inside frames.

It is just a piece of wire twisted between two pieces of wood.   I attach the wire to the transformer of my wire embedder and have a rotatory switch to turn it on/off.  It cuts thru the wax almost as good as a hot knife thru butter.  I seem to be able to do less damage with this than with a serrated knife.

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Re: Hot wire knife for cut outs
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2007, 09:17:53 PM »
Is it hot enough to burn bees? What distance between the gap to straddle the comb?
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Re: Hot wire knife for cut outs
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2007, 09:27:41 PM »
Yes it can burn the bees.   It's about 2 inches or so wide.  Nothing critical with the dimensions,  I just made sure it was deep enough for a medium frame.
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