The arms pivot so the wire can be taut or looped outward. The wire can be used at 8" with the arms fully extended or can be shortened to 5" for a faster cut. This tool is very popular for carving mountains and shaping designs. Includes a single-temperature plug-in-the-wall Crafters Power Supply. Features a handy on/off switch right on the handle and comes with 6' of tool cord and 6' of power supply cord, for 12' of cord total. Includes six (6) hot-wires. Also comes with a how to DVD.
The DVD takes you through all the basics of using the Sculpting Tool, plus tips on foam gluing, and painting. The bonus featurette, Magic Mountains, is a 30 minute step-by-step instruction on how to make a great looking spooky mountain diorama that can also be transformed into a snow village, or miniature gaming terrain. Making village terrain instruction sheet is also included.