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Hi everybody. Generally I know how to cut glass but If its only 1/4" you have to cut how should it be done?

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Hi everybody. Generally I know how to cut glass but If its only 1/4" you have to cut how should it be done?
how big of pieces...

good video...
but what the guy does w/ his gizmo you do w/ the ball end of the glass cuter...
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Cuts that narrow are really hard to do Esko. I've tried a few times but my failure rate exceeds my success rate. Use a new cutting wheel for starters. I've tried putting the pane on something like a ruler with the score line just over the edge and placing a board on the piece to be broken off and tapping it with a hammer. That improved my success rate but is still not perfect. Although that method works very well for cutting floor tiles. Maybe someone has a better method.

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You might want to try using glass breaking pliers which are an important tool in making stained glass projects. Here's a video showing how they are used.

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Esko; Good to hear from you again!
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Cut using a straight edge then knock the back of the cut with the end of the cutter to make it crack completely through. The cutter will usually have a a small ball shape on the end to act like a hammer head. Also be sure to use oil on the cutter head never do it dry.
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Thank's guys! I'll try your tips first thing on monday! I knew I can get the info from you, everything I always wanted to know about life universe and everything but were afraid to ask.
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I'm surprised the person in the video is not wearing any type of protective gloves. I use it all the time since I have cut myself a lot. I use the glass cutter and pliers for my stained glass projects too.

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