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How to make a hot knife for less than $14

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A hot knife is a very handy item to have in your tool kit if you sail boats and need to cut ropes. A hot knife can cut and seal nylon and polyester ropes in one action, preventing fraying and leaving a nice, clean rope end. If you only need to cut ropes one or twice a year, it can be hard to justify the cost of an electric hot knife, which canmore »