Be creative! Ideal for cutting styrofoam into a variety of intricate shapes. Precision control, heats in less than 30 seconds, convenient on-off switch. For ages 12 and up. Adult supervision required.
I went through 4 of these last holiday while creating a display for my dept 56 north pole collection. You have to let the the wire do the work, no forcing. What I found with each one is that after a while the handle would heat up and melt where the wire meets the handle. Each one did this so it was not isolated. I do like this tool design, would really like a professional option with wood handle. I recommend to turn it off after 20-30 min to cool it down, remember it heats up in about 30 seconds.
This works great. You do need to be patient and guide more than force. Yes, I forced too hard and broke my first one. Slow and gentle produces fantastic results!