Current info on ring saws -

Current info on ring saws

This is the main board for discussing general techniques, tools, and processes for fusing, slumping, and related kiln-forming activities.

Moderators: Tony Smith, Brad Walker

Post Reply
Terry Gallentine
Posts: 162
Joined: Mon Jul 19, 2004 2:08 pm
Location: River Falls, WI

Current info on ring saws

Postby Terry Gallentine » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:57 pm

I am thinking about getting a ring saw to cut irregular shapes out of standard thickness System 96. What is the current consensus regarding the saws that are presently on the market?


Barb R
Posts: 58
Joined: Tue Jul 26, 2005 3:02 pm
Location: Ft. Collins, CO

Re: Current info on ring saws

Postby Barb R » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:09 pm

I use the Taurus 3 - it works fine for 3mm glass. I've also cut thicker (up to 3 layers) - it's very hard on the blade, but it will do it.


bob proulx
Posts: 186
Joined: Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:13 pm
Location: Nahant Massachusetts

Re: Current info on ring saws

Postby bob proulx » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:52 pm

I have the Tauras 3, good tool.

Posts: 1079
Joined: Mon May 19, 2003 6:19 pm
Location: Portland, OR

Re: Current info on ring saws

Postby Morganica » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:32 pm

Reviewed the Taurus III several years ago, but the review's still valid:
Cynthia Morgan
Marketeer, Webbist, Glassist

"I wrote, therefore I was." (me)

Posts: 302
Joined: Tue Mar 11, 2003 5:20 pm
Location: Atlanta GA

Re: Current info on ring saws

Postby dee » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:28 am

i use the taurus 3 for production, depending on what i'm doing i use either the speed blade - so far the longest lasting - or the mega blade. the standard blade is for single thickness - up to 3mm - only or you can break it - yes, i've broken 2 way back. despite the plastic used, it's held up well for 7 or 8 yrs now.
Dee Janssen
Unicorn's Creations Studio

Post Reply

Return to “Techniques and Tools”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 51 guests

Warm Glass

2575 Old Glory Road, Suite 700
Suite 700
Clemmons, NC 27012
Phone: (336) 712 8003