"The HSGM Hot Knife from Reliable will cut and seal canvas fabric. The tip of the blade is relatively sharp" - Reliable (Use glass cutting surface so blade won't burn table)

Includes the ENGBLADER H/205 TYPE R Replacement Blade

  • Hot cutting is made easy with the HSG0 hand held cutter. Heats up in just 6-8 seconds, and cuts and seals the edges of synthetic fabric, such as cords, ropes, bands and belting fabric.

  • This cutter is so easy and economical to use; you will wonder how you did without it.

  • Made for cutting acrylic fabrics. Excellent to cutting nylon rope or webbing. Cuts and welds ends cleanly! The newer model has lights to help with following cut lines.
    Type HSGO AC only, 110v- 60Hz, 70 W, UL Listed 71B9

  • Heat may be controlled by switching tool on and off.

  • Re: cutting PVC coated material. PVC releases a hazardous fume when cut with heat that has been known to cause lung problems.

    Reliable Warranty Information (.PDF)

    Hot Knife Customer used Five Star PBW Cleaner (Powdered Brewery Wash) to clean Nylon off of a hot knife.
  • US Warranty 1 year parts, 90 days labor on defects in materials and workmanship.
  • Non-US Warranty: 30 days parts and labor
  • Model: HSG0
  • Electrical: 1/110V
  • Power input: 60 watts
  • Intermittent operation: ¼ min.
  • Cord length: (6.5 ft)2 m
  • Weight: 2.2 Lbs (1 kg)
Included Accessories
HSG-O Parts and Accessories
01 - Housing, green ID: H/801
01 - Housing, gray ID: H/801-PA
02 - Round screw ID: H/802
03 - Hexagon Nut ID: H/803
04 - Slotted Round Nut M2.5x32 ID: H/804
05 - Hexagon Round screw ID: H/805
06 - Front Housing Plate ID: H/806
07 - Round screw ID: H/807
08 - Hexagon Nut ID: H/808
09 - Lamp ID: H/809
10 - Hook ID: H/810
11 - Trigger ID: H/811
12 - Pin-Op Switch ID: H/812
13 - Lever Return Spring ID: H/813
14 - Transformer, 110 Volt ID: H/814-110
15 - Terminal Plate ID: H/815
16 - Retaining Plate ID: H/816
17 - Round screw (replaced by H/807) ID: H/817
18 - Mains Lead ID: H/818
19 - Lead Bushing ID: H/819
20 - Microswitch ID: H/820
21 - Socket ID: H/821
22 - Retaining Screw for Blade ID: H/822
23 - Condensor ID: H/823
24 - Resistor ID: H/824
25 - Slit-head Screwdriver for HSG-0 ID: H/825
What range of material thickness will HSG-0 & the type R blade cut?
He should be ok with the HSG-0 & the type R blade. If he was cutting thicker material with long cuts, then he would want to step up to one of our larger units. We recommend holding the trigger down on the HSG-0 for only ten minutes at a time. Another thing you want to watch out for is customers cutting PVC coated material. PVC releases a hazardous fume when cut with heat that has been known to cause lung problems.

I'm interested in this product but would like to know a little more about it. How wide can it cut?
The heating area on the Type R blade is 29mm long and .5mm thick. The HSG-0 unit is good for cutting 4 to 6 feet cuts on fairly thin synthetic fabric. The unit needs to rest periodically.

How long does it need to rest?
We recommend that the HSG-0 heat cutter only be used for 10 minutes at a time. If you’re releasing the trigger between each cuts and letting it cool down for a couple of seconds your fine.

I would be using it on a product with the content of Polyester 85% polyurethane 15% - will this knife work? The widest point I'll be using it on is 24mm.
I see no problem cutting and sealing the edge of this type synthetic fabric.

I'm interested in purchasing the bigger one, but would like to know if it needs to be used in a ventilated area? What I mean by that is, of course we have windows but each time it's used there's smoke that smells toxic (bc it's burning fibers, obviously) - and it's really unpleasant. I'm looking for a machine that doesn't emit the same thing.
Both the Engel HSG-O and HSG-1-VW would need to be used in a well ventilated area. The materials being cut that can emit noxious fumes, not the cutter unit.
Depending on the size area your cutting table is in, you might want to consider purchasing a fan that can connect to a hose that can be ran outdoors. Just make sure if you have a fan that it does not blow directly toward the blade because it will rob it of some heat. Also, we recommend not to cut any PVC coated material with our equipment because of the severe health problems it can cause when burnt.