Just so people are aware if they might have a need for a project, I now have a Proxxon Thermocut tabletop hot wire cutter for use on foam & thermal plastics. I'm using it for cutting the anti-static IC tubing mostly, but can bring it in when people need for any projects.
http://www.proxxontools.com/store/pc/vi ... product=85
http://www.proxxontools.com/store/pc/vi ... product=92
I do realize most people might prefer to use a handheld cutter. This type of cutter is for when you need more precision, straighter lines. Think of it like a jigsaw except using the hot wire as a very thin blade.
If you have a need to use it, let me know and I'll make arrangements to bring it in to the Hack Factory.