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how to use this glass cutting tool?

Postby docweathers » Sun Oct 24, 2021 7:32 pm

I have been digging out my glass cutting tools and I have one that I don't know how it works. I tried calling the manufacturer and they're out of business. Please tell me how it works
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Re: how to use this glass cutting tool?

Postby Brad Walker » Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:34 am

Just a guess, but looks to me like one end is a glass cutter, used to score the glass, and the other end is a suction cup to keep the tool in place. Could be used for circle cutter or strip cutting or possibly both.

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Re: how to use this glass cutting tool?

Postby Marty » Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:07 am

Brad Walker wrote:Just a guess, but looks to me like one end is a glass cutter, used to score the glass, and the other end is a suction cup to keep the tool in place. Could be used for circle cutter or strip cutting or possibly both.


Only if that cutting wheel swivels...
And speaking of swiveling wheels, why have a cutter head that swivels freely (Toyo)? I don't want my cutter wandering off to wherever it pleases. I 'adjust' mine to stay on the straight and narrow.

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Re: how to use this glass cutting tool?

Postby Kevin Midgley » Thu Oct 28, 2021 1:16 pm

Swiveling cutter heads can be good to follow curved lines but the rest of the time it is a pain even if you follow Toyo's directions of tilting the cutter back.
Using a Thomas Grip cutter you can adjust the handle sizing such that you can hold your middle finger beside the head and get the best of both worlds swiveling and steadiness.
The middle finger beside the cutting head is the key to using it.
The fact it can come with a tap wheel cutter head is a bonus.
https://www.glassaccessories.com/artists/tc-21pvr-custom-grip-supercutter/


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