What does this tool do? Or what do you need to do?
As I understand your question, you’re looking for the name of the
mystery tool that has some sort of resistance heating wire held by a
pair of alligator clips? Looks like it plugs into the mains? I’ve
never seen any sort of hot knife, or hot wire cutter with alligator
clips. Normally they’re screw-down connectors of one sort or
Are the alligator clips important to what you’re trying to do?
Generically, tools like what I believe you to be asking about are
called hot knives, or hot wire cutters. Sometimes hot foam cutters.
At least it’s a place to start. Give me more data, and I’ll give you
a better answer.