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Posted: 9/30/2011 11:51:57 AM EDT
Anyone have one?

I'm looker for one that heats up, cuts and sears the rope and/or tubular nylon for under $100. Well under if possible.

Thanks
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 2:23:30 PM EDT
knife , match. cheap HF soldering iron
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 2:26:02 PM EDT
I always used a propane torch and the cheapest chef knife I could find.

How much rope do you plan to cut?
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 2:27:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/30/2011 2:27:58 PM EDT by AR4U]
Get some nichrome wire, a cheap transformer and some scrap wood to hold it together.

ETA: I like the cheap knife/propane idea too.
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 2:28:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AR4U:
Get some nichrome wire, a cheap transformer and some scrap wood to hold it together.

ETA: I like the cheap knife/propane idea too.


This
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 2:30:17 PM EDT
Screw an over-priced cutter. Go to the hardware dept and buy a metal putty knife and a propane torch. Heat the knife til its red and watch it cut through rope like butter. the end will be melted together perfectly. $15 investment.
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 2:47:21 PM EDT
When I was working on a longline catcher/processor we had to make up gangion lines by the hundreds. We'd wrap the gangion line around four nails on a piece of 2x6 until there were about 50 wraps or so, then use a propane torch to heat a knife and cut at both ends. You'd have 100 pieces that could than be tied, have hooks attached, and be ready to attach to the long line and fished.
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