GK10.00GNK - Heavy Duty German HandHeld Knife - 110 V - GRB0.00SV Blade IS Included


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Unit Price: $180.99

Total Price: $180.99

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Manufacturer Part #GK10.00GNK

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Hand Held Hot Knife

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. This Handheld Hot Knife is Perfect for individual projects or small volume production. The large knife blade heats quickly and easily cuts and seals most grades of braided sleeving. Sleeving, arts and crafts, foam, and other items can be cut with this heated blade to give you the perfect cut and look on your professional or hobby projects.

This German engineered, heavy duty handheld hot knife features a unique ergonomic design for long periods of use without discomfort. Advanced electronics and high impact housing for years of trouble-free use. Long Life Heavy Duty Trigger Switch. Heats Quickly To 600°C. Easily Replaceable Blade. German Engineered For Quality. Available in 110 and 220 volt models. 6' Heavy Duty Grounded Cord. This includes the GRB0.00SV (H/205 Type R) Blade.


BLADE SIZE: Type R (Blade IS Included)


TEMPERATURE: Approx. 1100ºF

Different Replacement Blade Options for this Hot Knife

Type R: (This is the incldued blade with the GK10.00GN & GK20.00GN) This is a good general use blade for synthetic fabrics, webbing and ropes up to 17mm diameter. Excellent for cutting straight lines of synthetic fabrics. a.k.a. 100R blade.

Type G-90: Cutting blade used to cut rope, webbing and belting material. Great for guillotine style cuts.

Type VST: This blade is excellent for different types of cutting applications. The whole V section is the heating surface. The pointed tip is very good for making quick cuts across thin fabrics and the wider heated area at the top of the working area is good for cutting and sealing thicker material also.

Type HS-S: Cutting blade with "V-shaped open mouth" heated surface which affords "top and bottom heating". Excellent blade for cutting and sealing of stronger fabrics such as awnings, sails, ground cover, netting and webbing. Also has a non-heated "foot" up front which can help guide the material up into the blade. The HS-S blade cuts similar to an open pair of scissors where you get it started and just push the blade across the material.

Form 2: This is an excellent blade for doing one shot guillotine cuts on webbing, ropes and cords. Just lay your material down on your cutting surface, then come straight down onto the material to achieve a precise cut and seal in one motion. a.k.a. F2 blade.

Type STA: This is another multi-purpose blade that can be used in a variety of applications with synthetic material. The whole "V" shape of the blade becomes heated and the working area has a more pointed tip. The outer edges of the “V” shaped working area has a beveled edge, but remember that the sharpened edge is not for cutting like a steak knife. The sharpened edge is only to assist the heated blade in separating the material while the heat does all cutting and sealing.

What Can I Cut With A Hot Knife?

  • Foam (polystyrene foam, polyurethane foam, & foam rubber)
  • Styrofoam
  • Most Plastics (Acrylic, Nylon, Etc..)
  • Most Braided Sleeving Products
  • Rope & Paracord Products
  • Wax
  • Rubber (Neoprene & Silicone)
  • Synthetic Fabrics (Polyester, Acrylic, Dacron, Nylon, Etc..)

What Can I NOT Cut With A Hot Knife?

  • Metals (Steel, Aluminum, or Copper)
  • Glass
  • Stone
  • PVC Foam Board (This Releases Harmful Fumes)
  • Vinyl (This Releases Harmful Fumes)
  • Polycarbonate (This Releases Harmful Fumes)
  • Cotton, Cotton Blend, & Wool

Bench Mount Vs. Hand Held Hot Knives - How To Choose

To determine which hot knife is best for your needs the first question you need to answer is should it be handheld or bench mount? Both types have their own advantages and disadvantages so here are some pros & cons of each to help you decide:

Bench Mount Hot Knife
Bench Mount Hot Knives

These hot knives, as their name suggests, are mounted securely to a work surface (like a table or workbench) to reduce movement & increase cut accuracy. These hot knives usually offer a larger cut area than hand held options making them ideal for larger materials. Bench mount knives also allow for longer operating time without overheating making them ideal for industrial use. Some potential drawbacks to bench mount hot knives include decreased portability and an increased cost compared to hand held knives.

Hand Held Hot Knife
Hand Held Hot Knives

These hot knives are, you guess it, hand held! (You did guess it right?) These knives are lightweight and ideal for users who do not have a dedicated workspace and are always on the go. In addition to their portability they are also versatile in the amount of different materials they are able to cut. If that’s not enough perks, hand held hot knife varieties are often the most economical option for hot knife users. Unlike their bench mount counterparts, hand held knives require a bit more skill and practice for effective use because they are not as stable as mounted alternatives. This also means the cutting area is smaller than bench mount varieties limiting the size of the items you can cut. Hand Held hot knives are intended for brief, or intermittent use and if left on for extended periods of time can overheat requiring a cool down break.

Safely Using A Hot Knife

A hot knife is a very easy tool to use, but it’s also a very easy tool to hurt yourself with. Hot Knife safety is essential so follow these steps to prevent potential disaster:

Use Protective Gear: Wear heat resistant gloves & eye protection while using a hot knife to protect yourself against accidental burns or hot debris.

Keep Away From Flammable Materials: Using your hot knife next to your new curtains is probably not your best idea. To prevent fires, be sure you are using your hot knife away from any flammable materials including (but not limited to) loose fitting clothes and papers.

Use In A Ventilated Area: Always cut with a hot knife in a well ventilated area to avoid inhaling fumes & gases released from the melting materials.

Use A Heat Resistant Surface: Place your hot knife on a solid sturdy surface like a silicone mat or metal table to avoid fire hazards.

Have Spatial Awareness: When using a hot knife be sure to use the knife in a slow steady motion. Be aware of the location of your fingers & hands as well as their proximity to the hot blade. Avoid sudden movements that could result in an unexpected burn.

Clean After Use The materials you cut with the hot knife likely left behind residue which can build up and become hazardous over time (in addition to making the knife harder to use). Once the hot knife is off, unplugged, and cooled use a wire brush, steel wool, or very fine sandpaper to clear the residue from the blade.

Proper Storage: After use, turn off, unplug, and allow the hot knife to cool fully before storing it in a safe place.

Setting Up & Using A Hot Knife

When you receive your new hot knife, mount the blade to the posts and tighten. When the knife is turned on for the first time, there may be some smoking while the manufacturing oils burn off. Leave the knife on for about 20 minutes and turn it off. After it cools, check the tightening screws on the posts and retighten if necessary. Your knife is now ready to provide years of trouble free service. Check the tightening screws periodically to ensure good contact with the posts.

Using A Hot Knife With Braided Sleeving

For specific information on how to use a hot knife to cut braided sleeving please visit our tutorial here.

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Total Price: $180.99

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