I got a cordless sodering iron at Home Depot. It is a Weller BP645MP. It works great for sealing the ends of ribbon. not sure if it would work for cutting. the only problem I have with it is cleanning it off. So far I have been using a finger nail file to clean it off. It would probably run out of batteies fast for someone who makes lots of bows. I just use it for making bows for my daughter right now.