Quote Originally Posted by blackie View Post
hey anyone think of using one of those cold heat soldering guns you see on tv..we have them at my walmart...the heat up instantly and return to finger cool in seconds.. i wonder if that would cut as well ... just mark material .and use the tool like a box cutter ..place.. push trigger ..and zip...might be worth a try..
They won't work. The tip is two-parts, it requires the tip to touch something conductive to complete the circuit and heat up. Maybe if you soaked your material in water first?

How important is it to sear the edges of the material anyways? I double hem all my edges, so at least I can't see any of the messed up edges. I'm not sure how likely the nylon is to fray past the hem however.