Sailrite® Edge Hotknife Package (110V)
The Sailrite® Edge Hotknife is designed to separate and cut lengths of synthetic fabric, rope and webbing (i.e. acrylic, nylon, polyester, etc.) that would unravel when cut with scissors. The hot cutting blade cuts quickly and precisely and provides a clean, sealed edge. The Sailrite Edge is trigger-operated and heats to a maximum temperature of 400°C in 4-6 seconds. A great tool for cruisers, the Edge Hotknife has a max power draw of 60 watts and will easily run off of an inverter. Always cut on an insulated cutting surface like glass, mirror or Formica for a cleaner cut, or use with the cutting foot. The Tempered Cutting Glass for Hotknife (#121915) is the perfect companion to the Edge Hotknife.
Warranty: Sailrite warrants this hotknife (with exception of the blades) for a period of 1 year starting from the date of sale. The guarantee is given against defects in material and workmanship. This warranty is voided by improper use, disassembly, repair or alteration by owner or unauthorized parties.
Please Note: This product should be used on synthetic fabrics only. Do not use this hotknife on natural fabrics such as cotton or leather.
Sailrite Edge Hotknife Package Includes:
- Sailrite Edge Hotknife Body
- R Blade
- Cutting Foot
- Plastic Carrying Case
- Wire Brush
- Hex Key
Ratings & Reviews
Best tool I ever bought!
Cuts fabric well, a little underpowered
by William -
Cuts fabric well, a little underpowered. I wish there were a way to adjust heat manually.
Cuts material like butter, like I knew it would coming from Sailrite.
Thanks for another helpful tool
by Robin -
Wish I had it even earlier throughout all my projects. Plan to use it all the time now.
The Hotknife Rules
by Jerry Dillinger
What a great product. I've built a dodger using a Sailrite kits in the past using a soldering iron with an attached blade tip to do the cutting. It worked but it wasn't until I got the Hotknife for some new projects that I found out what I was missing. It heats up quickly and maneuvers around curves and corners with ease.
The edge Hot Knife
by Pete -
This is a great product and works excellent on fabrics that ravel like nylon. It's also good for cutting line.
Tired of dull knives?....Lighters?....Burned fingers? You need this!
I bought an old fishing boat this spring and have been replacing all the worn out lines etc. This tool makes it a snap.
Looking forward to getting an old sailboat that needs love and I know this tool will be #1 in my kit.
by Mike Petsch
A friend let me try his hot knife and I had to have one of my own. This works fantastic for cutting Sunbrella. The edges are very nicely sealed and do not fray. I tried to use the foot when cutting, but I do not find it very useful. It cuts slower, and still puts burn light marks in the underlying surface. It is also hard to keep an adjustment that does not touch the side of the blade. I now use an old piece of fiberglass to cut against. I wouldn't recommend the fiberglass, as it still burns it, but at least it doesn't smoke like wood. I'm looking for a small long piece of Formica. Before I bought this knife, I modified an old wood-burning set to cut with. This Sailrite knife works so much faster. It's so hot that you have to keep letting off the trigger as you work on a long cut. I put this as a must for anyone who is interested in sewing canvas and doesn't want to roll every exposed seam.
Spectacular. Cuts synthetics like butter. Great tool.
by Rob Birmingham
Excellent tool, heats up fast cuts well and easy to use
Great How Too
by Russ -
I am pretty happy with the products that I have purchased, however its a tad confusing trying to find item #'s
Worth the cost.
by Susan -
I recently purchased the Edge Hotknife Package to cut my sunbrella fabric for dinghy chaps. We are very impressed with the quality and performance of this knife. It is comfortable to hold while cutting, heats quickly and cuts through sunbrella with ease! No unraveling! It made quick work of a big project. We plan to use it for our lines as well. Always good to have more than one use for a tool on a sailboat!
Glad I bought it
by Margaret -
This hot knife cuts Sunbrella so easily, sealing as it goes so no raveling. It heats up instantly and cools down quickly. I wish I had bought one sooner!
Great hot knife
by Mark B. -
Great hot knife, heats fast and easy to manoeuvreno. No more frayed edged.
Tons of uses!
by Cassandra -
I am so glad I got this!! it has been an amazing tool for my projects. I can't believe how much I use it for boat work! I used it to help things from unraveling to shortening zippers. It does a good job of giving you a good edge. I use it on a piece of metal from the home store. I find that it has opened up a whole world of crafts and other sewing projects at the house that I couldn't do before. (like edge ropes or fix the straps on a book bag) Make sure you use it in an well vented area, the fabric smells.
Hot knife is worth the cost
by VANNA -
I purchase the Edge Hotknife and love it. I have only had for a week however it as made cutting Sunbrella fabric a breeze. As a mater of fact it is so easy my husband has taken over the cutting......he loves playing with new tools.
Not just for Sunbrella!
by Beth -
I purchased this specifically to cut Sunbrella without fraying. This handles that with ease, heats/cools quickly, and is comfortable to hold. I also found an older Sailrite video (either here or on the YouTube channel) that discusses everything else you can (and shouldn't) cut with a hotknife. I've been using this much more than expected, especially on old but serviceable lines that were just not a convenient length. Quicker and cleaner than liquid whip. Another A+ item from Sailrite!
Five Star Tool
by Steve Blankenship
I own a small business where I design and make outdoor gear- accessories for metal detectors, survival mini packs and bags for SUV's. For years I have had trouble with getting the right hot knife, I would always wind up getting "converted soldering guns" which never really seem to work well. When the Sailrite hotknife came I noticed it was heavy. Then I tried it on SCUBA web since I use a lot of that and the Sailrite hotknife cut it like butter! Love the switch and then watch it heat up in seconds. This is a tool worthy of the price and it will save me time in production. I only wish I had gotten this earlier.
Works great but is very heavy. It makes may hands hurt after using 1 hour.
Great tool, wished I had bought it sooner!
by Karen -
It truly was amazing how much this tool simplified the job! Can't wait to start my next project!
Watch the YouTube Videos for Help!
by Leah_WithBrio -
Having read the glowing reviews, I couldn't wait to try out my new hot knife. It arrived on time, the case is sturdy and well organized, and the knife goes together easily.
My *only* complaint is that the brief directions don't talk at all about what you can and can't cut with this, and the reviews had given me the impression that you could cut ANYTHING with this... which isn't quite true :) My first few attempts to cut some heavy cotton resulted in flames!!
Once I watched the YouTube videos I switched to cutting Subrella and went back to being super impressed. Looking forward to more experimentation :)
I should have bought this years ago.
I should have bought the Edge Hotknife years ago. Right now I am working on a 13 foot mainsail cover I cut in 15 minutes. I would have taken an hour to cut with scissors and another hour or so sealing the edge with a soldering iron.
hotknife is perfect for cutting sunbrella fabrics. melts the edge so unraveling is eliminated. makes assembly much easier.
The best hotknife!
by William aka Sunbrellafella -
As everyone says, a great hotknife! Threw away the soldering iron! A real quality piece of necessary equipment.
worth the investment
item is as described and works as well as described - well worth it!