how to cut glass

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  1. shaunn

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    Hi

    I have bought 2 different glass cutters and useed the mentholated spirits but i still cant get the glass to brake on the score mark and i am all ways end up braking it , I have tones of glass @home and it is useless to me ,coz I just don't know the technique uses to cut it successfully

    Does any body know the (trick) to cutting glass??
     
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  3. Hails

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    Lots of water pouring ;)
     
  4. shaunn

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    i think thats when you are drilling glass not cutting strips
     
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    use parafin not meths :)

    make sure you score the edges correctly, then slight pressure and all should be fine, what thickness?
     
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    6 mm
     
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    note the glass is oldish could the also be a factor ?
     
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    shouldnt be an issue, place on flat surface and try a match or toothpick under the line then apply some pressure
     
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    The glass cutter should be at approx 70degrees (dip into oil not meths. ) and run cutter over (nexto metal rod for guidance) area going to cut to put little oil on surface. Run cutter firmly once along surface to create score line. place handle of glass cutter under one side of scored glass. Put palms on both sides of scored surface and press firmly and quickly on both sides
     
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    thx will give it a try tonite
     
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    Where are u shaunn?
     
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    + one for oil, seasoned glazier told me oil is better while some still use parafin n thinners etc. I also sometimes get odd breaks once in a while. Also normal 80 grit snad paper does help smoothen the edge as well, u can moist it a bit in water.
     
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    If you are near i will give u a hand
     
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    Bot far sorry cant help
     
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    notice this 3-4mm glass that i can be cut easly it the 6mm that's a problem but thx fro the info
     
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    Ask @yingyang :)
     
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  19. Quintin

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    Then take the panel to Builders and ask them to cut it for you.
    Give the guy a R20 tip for doing it for you.;)
     
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    Paraffin works perfect, once you cut it split it like you would a biscuit. if you don't come right I could give you a hand when I'm that side.
     
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    :lol: just do it Mary's way.
     
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