Plastic Degating Tool separates molded parts.

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Featuring blade tip that reaches 850°F in less than 1 min, electric hot knife, Model WB-1, melts runner to separate molded part and leaves clean edge. Wooden handle stays cool because heating element is located under replaceable blade tip. Tool is 6¾ in. long and weighs under 1 oz.

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Plastic Degating Tool Separates Molded Parts Without Knives

A lightweight electric hot knife that rapidly degates molded plastic parts without the danger of sharp knives or razor blades and leaves a clean edge is available from Hot Tools of Marblehead, Massachusetts. The Hot Tool WB-1 Hot knife for plastic degating features a blade tip that reaches 850°F in under a minute, simply melts the runner to separate the molded part, and leaves a clean edge. Eliminating knives and the need to press and cut, this lightweight electric hot knife is faster and safer. Comfortable to hold and use for hours at a time, the Hot Tool WB-1 Hot knife plastic degating tool has a wooden handle that stays cool because the heating element is located out front under the replaceable blade tip. This tool is only 6 ¾" L, weighs under 1 oz. and a soldering tip is also offered. The Hot Tool WB-1 sells for $35.95 and the hot knife blade is $5.95. They can be ordered from or literature is available on request. For more information contact: Hot Tools Division of M.M. Newman Corporation Charles F. Loutrel, Sales Manager 24 Tioga Way / P.O. Box 615 Marblehead, MA 01945 (781) 639-1000 FAX (781) 631-8887 e-mail: (tech. contact)

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