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For professional, long lasting results, braided sleeving should be cut with a hot knife or similar instrument to cut and seal the ends to prevent fraying during installation and use. We offer a wide variety of tools, from portable, butane powered torches to ultra heavy duty tools designed for use in continuous production environments. Several tools are available in a choice of 110 or 220 volt products.

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Tips & Tricks

Read Wirecare's How-To Guide on using a Hot Knife with Braided Sleeving

In most cases, a hot knife will make your braided sleeving installation project go a lot smoother than just cutting the sleeving with a scissor. A hot knife not only cuts through sleeving like a, well, like a hot knife, but also seals the ends to prevent fraying during the installation. You can cut all your pieces in advance, and install them at your leisure.Using a hot knife is simple. Just follow the directions, work slowly and carefully and you will produce a finished end that will last a long time.


In-Stock Hot Knives & Accessories

Bench Mount Hot Knife

Bench Mount Hot Knife

Heavy duty components and heavy gauge 2 1/2" blade make this tool ideal for use in production environments. Lighted power switch. Heats to 600° C. in 30 seconds. Replaceable blades. Pre-drilled mounting base. 110 volt operation.
Bench Mount Hot Knife
Replacement Blade


Handheld Hot Knife

Handheld Hot Knife

Perfect for individual projects or small volume production. The large knife blade heats quickly and easily cuts and seals most grades of braided sleeving. Handle can also be used as a soldering gun with the appropriate tips. 110 volt operation.
Handheld Hot Knife
Replacement Blade



Butane Powered Hot Knife

Butane Powered Portable Hot Knife

For small projects, or when AC power isn't available, this refillable butane powered torch from Solder-It fills the bill for cutting and sealing braided sleeving. Easy pushbutton ignition.Temperature adjusts up to 500° C. Up to 3 hour capacity.
Kit comes complete with cap and BONUS cutting and sealing blade attachment.
Butane Powered Portable Hot Knife


Economy Handheld Hot Knife

Economy Handheld Hot Knife

Our most economical hot knife. Uses a readily available #11 blade (included) to easily cut and seal the ends of most grades of sleeving. Comfortable grip. 110 volt operation. Complete with stand and BONUS soldering tip for light-duty soldering.
Economy Hot Knife




Heavy Duty Handheld Hot Knife

Heavy Duty Handheld Hot Knife

Heavy duty components and heavy gauge 2 1/2" blade make this tool ideal for use in production environments. Lighted power switch. Heats to 600° C. in 30 seconds. Replaceable blades. Pre-drilled mounting base. 110 volt operation.
110v Handheld Hot Knife
220v Handheld Hot Knife
Replacement Blade


Compact Hot Knife

Compact Hot Knife

55mm blade heats to 600° C. in less than 10 seconds. 6" long. Weighs less than 4 lbs. Replaceable carbide steel blade. Engineered in Germany.
Available in 110 and 220 volt models.
110v Compact Hot Knife
220v Compact Hot Knife
Replacement Blade


Special Order Hot Knives & Accessories

For special order Hot Knives & Accessories please allow up to 4 weeks delivery on these items
Heavy Duty Compact Hot Knife

Heavy Duty Compact Hot Knife

Thermostatically controlled electronics heat the 3" carbide blade to 600° C. in less than 10 seconds and maintains preset temperature indefinitely. High quality production tool will slice through advanced chemistry polymer sleeving without dragging. Engineered in Germany.
Available in 110 and 220 volt models.
110v Heavy Duty Compact Hot Knife
220v Heavy Duty Compact Hot Knife
Replacement Blade


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