Advise On Cutting Glass

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  1. Xereo

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    Is it Advised to try cut my Own 10mm Glass?
    Ive got a tank which im going to take apart and make shorter.
    Basically 650square.

    would you advise me to do it. or take the glass somewhere else instead?
     
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  3. Annoying

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    You will need special equipment to do it correctly, if you have it and the skills, the go for it:thumbup:, but otherwise just take it to the local glass shop, they will do it fast and they most likely wont ask you a lot.
     
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    Cutting glass is not that difficult. The only concern is once the glass is oldish, it tends not to cut cleanly.
     
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    Glass is new.. Tank is about 6 months old.
    Wanna make it into a Corner Cube.
    Maybe i should just take the sheets i need cut to a glass place to get cut..
    Anyone know of a place in Souther Suburbs cape town?
     
  6. Tim S

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    Hi Xereo,
    If you have not cut glass before then rather take it in to be cut. I have cut lots of 4 and 6mm glass but the 10mm is much more testing.

    m2c
     
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    IMHO.... glass cutting is an art... I have seen these guys at Builder's warehouse cut off 10mm strips from a pane and it cuts through cleanly. When I asked the guy where I can get a glass cutter like the one he is using, he tells me that they don't sell that type of quality at Builders... you get it ordered at R1100 for a blade... So from now on, they do all the cutting I need... ;)
     
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    send it in to be cut , if it breaks wrong you will have to get a new piece at a nice heavy price
     
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    Xero , as everyone said rather take it to be cut...cheap enough. Most Glassfit's will do it at nominal charge (10 - 20 bucks / cut).

    I will still cut confidently up to 8 mm , but 10 mm as Tim said...much more testing
     
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