Well, finally, as promised, here's my how-to.
Q. What's a heat sealer?
A. Also known as an impulse sealer, a heat sealer uses a resistive heating element to seal and/or cut thin plastic bags or sheets. Rather than using continous heat, which would turn the bag into a gooey-edged mess, it uses a timed impulse of heat - hence "impulse" sealer.
This instructable reveals to you many secrets that certain people do not want you to know! I have already received several death threats from one of the major recloseable bag companies. Please enjoy this instructable, which might be my last....
Step 1: Why Would I Want a HEAT SEALER, Anyway?
Using a proper heat sealer, you can do a much more than making toothpaste packets!
Click on the pics below to find your reason. If you do not see it, then perhaps playing with Dremel tools and electricity is reason enough.
And dare I say, you can even store your beads with it?!