Glass Cutting - Is this right or not?

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  1. sandersc

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    Hi Everyone

    As you may know, I am busy constructing a new tank. I have all the glass now, but have a question about the two side panels.

    The cut on the side panels, is not a totally hundred percent sqaure cut. Wait let me put a drawing to explain.

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    The two sides of the glass AB and CD are nor perfectly square, I reckon about 1mm difference.

    Can I use it as is or not?

    Sanders
     
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    sandersc Thread Starter

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    Sorry, I forgot to mention it is 10mm glass and the side panels are 670 X 650 mm
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    rub it down with sand paper to get it even
     
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    I have done that, but it seems as if it makes no visual effect, you can however feel the difference. The 1mm difference is still there. Will it affect the strengh of the bonding, if I use it like this.

    All my previous used glass panels was an almost perfect fit.
     
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    Shaun Retired Moderator

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    I would just use it, you still going to use braces?
     
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    no you should be cool, but it might not look so nice
     
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    Yes, I am definitely going to use braces.
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    use a Dremel,that works,i tried it on 10mm glass the other otherday for cutting glass for my C2C.it cut the glass aswell as grinded the uneven surfaces
     
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    with a diamond cutting bit?
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    nope,draw your line,score it with a dremel grinding blade.and snap.found it much better than these little green cutters.i would advise though dont use on any glass less than 10mm,as it does get hot and may crack the glass.as for drilling of the hole,instead of the Diamond bit i wana try making a circle and scoring it,then knocking it out.
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    You watch too much TV :p
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i guess thats why the TV broke :lol:
     
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    Shaun Retired Moderator

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    I personal would use the diamond tip hole saw. Ask Hums to video it we need a good laugh every now and again. Esp if you do it on your tank glass.:whistling:
     
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    ok wil do.but not on my tank :lol:
    will try it out on a spare piece of 10mm glass and take pics,video will take forever :lol:
     
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    Shaun Retired Moderator

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    The idea of cutting 10mm glass also works with 4mm, just tried it.:thumbup:
     
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    did you use the dremel?
     
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    Shaun Retired Moderator

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    Same that you got, with Dremel Cut-off Wheel No:409

    Still what to get the diamond tip cut-off wheel.
     
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    Mekaeel, did you have to score both sides of the glass or not?
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    also wana get the diamond tip.not too sure of the wheel no. but i know its like pinkish in colour
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    nope just one.the cutter gives you a nice deep score
     
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