I have a hotfix tool but I never seem to use it!! I have the hot fix jewels and have found that it takes a lot less time and me alot less stress of my little one's being around that HOT wand if I just use a lighter...I place the jewel where I want it , warm it with the lighter till it lifts a bit from the adhesive getting warm and press down. TAH DAH! BUT you need to be super careful at how close you get the flame to the ribbon. I find this soo much faster than waiting for the want to heat up. HTH! Hmmm...maybe I should just sell my wand. I only used it ONCE!!! hee hee hee.