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PostSubject: DIY Hotwire table   Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:04 am

Jeff this is the table setup I came up with for cutting out the planes its very basic to build and uses a 10V 1.2 amp supply for constant heat.
I've added the ability to use a fence for straight cuts or running off small strips, The beauty of this setup is all cuts are 90 degrees which is a must in any build.
I'm working on a simple addon to do the 45 degree cuts for the ailerons and I'm done.
This is a short video of it in action.

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PostSubject: Re: DIY Hotwire table   Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:54 am

hi keith great work m8, could i be cheecky and ask you to cut a couple of circles (polos) out for me there for a new cmp corsair i,am building i have blue foam about 1/2 inch thick i want to extend the fire wall/cowl. if its ok then i,ll catch up with u when i,am ready for them cheers bud.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Hotwire table   Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:31 am

Not a problem phil if it helps you can borrow it as and when required.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Hotwire table   Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:35 am

cheers m8.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Hotwire table   Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:47 pm

glad i dident buy one keith.that one works a treat. could you nock me one up. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Hotwire table   Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:55 am

Get the power supply jeff and I'll help you out m8, nothing to it really, you must have an old virgin modem power supply kicking around the house from when they did the upgrades?
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Hotwire table   Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:01 am

alas i changed to sky 6 months ago and virgin wanted all there equipment back.what can i use instead.
tell me the specs ie voltage and amps and does it have to be variable for heat settings.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Hotwire table   Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:33 am

Jeff the details are in the first post Rolling Eyes I dont use variable heat as I dont need it for this setup its a basic unit for cutting depron planes, If I want to cut wings I'll set the bigger cutter up that does have variable heat control. Laughing

This is the same as the one on ebay, thats not variable either.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Hotwire table   Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:38 am

lol sorry i forgot the specs were in the first post Embarassed
so if i get one tomorrow whats on the shopping list to buy.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Hotwire table   Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:00 am

To be honest jeff I'm sure I have what I need in the spares bin, Theres really nothing to it, You will need the nichrome wire to go with it as I only had one small section for mine. this one looks right and its the same guage as mine.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5M-x-32-swg-NiChrome-hot-foam-cutting-wire-ignition-/150665521254?pt=UK_BOI_Electrical_Components_Supplies_ET&hash=item23145d6866

Cheap enough too if you look around
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Hotwire table   Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:32 am

thanks Keith bought and paid for. you can have half of it for helping me out.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Hotwire table   Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:39 am

Cheers Jeff I should have something ready for you by the weekend If my boss stops hitting me with overtime Mad
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Hotwire table   Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:46 am

just let me no what i ow you in any bits Smile
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Hotwire table   Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:58 pm

wire was posted today so might have it tomorrow. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Hotwire table   Wed Sep 28, 2011 5:23 am

Nice one jeff, I managed to Aquire a power supply the same as mine today so its pretty much game on now m8.

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PostSubject: Re: DIY Hotwire table   Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:11 am

nice one Keith. you no it wont be a waste of your building time. it will never have Chance to cool down lol.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY Hotwire table   Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:44 am

hotwire wire came today so theres 2.5m here for you keith. Smile
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