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Glastar grinding heads--are they worth the extra $?

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Jodi Longobardo
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Glastar grinding heads--are they worth the extra $?

Postby Jodi Longobardo » Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:04 pm

I have a Glastar All Star Grinder. I still have the bit that came with the grinder years ago. I would like to get a coarse bit and a fine bit, and replace my standard bit. However, there seem to be two kinds of grinder heads--the cheaper Twofers or Gel bits, and the much more expensive (like 4 times the price) Glastar brand bits. I am wondering if I need to get the Glastar bits to get the same quality of grinding that I am used to, or will the cheaper bits suffice? Would appreciate advice!

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Glastar grinding heads--are they worth the extra $?

Postby Stephen Richard » Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:56 pm

I don't have THE answer, but in my view you most often get the quality you pay for. Cheaper bits will wear more quickly, largely because the bonding is not so good, or there are fewer diamonds for the area. In my view
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Re: Glastar grinding heads--are they worth the extra $?

Postby Yardic Glassworks » Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:46 pm

I have used both the gelbits and the twofers. The gelbits did not seem to last as long, but the twofers are great and that is all that I buy now. I get just as much wear out of them as I did the expensive ones. Tim
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Re: Glastar grinding heads--are they worth the extra $?

Postby Jeanne » Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:56 pm

The twofers work fine for me.

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Re: Glastar grinding heads--are they worth the extra $?

Postby Tracy Fries » Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:59 pm

I also use the twofers and have been happy with them.

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Re: Glastar grinding heads--are they worth the extra $?

Postby AndyT » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:05 am

I really like the Gryphon bits. 2nd in line are the Twofer's.

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Re: Glastar grinding heads--are they worth the extra $?

Postby Jodi Longobardo » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:45 pm

Thanks everyone for the advice!

--jodi


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