Weighs only 11-O oz , operator fatigue is reduced with extended use. Replacement of transformer with electronics means handle doesn't get hot. For cutting thin plastics, foams and synthetic fabrics easily and effortlessly. Features an electrically heated blade that heats up instantly. Temp 0 to 1050°F. Designed for on/off operation. Convenient thumb temperature adjustment. Pulsating current for use with larger blades.