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|07-15-2009, 12:38 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2009
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I'm New To The Message Board, Although I've Been Scrolling Off And On For Several Years. I Have Read Somewhere That You Can Cut Glass On A Scroll Saw. I Would Be Interested In Getting More Information On This.
|07-15-2009, 01:45 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jun 2008
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Welcome to the board.
A scroll saw is not the right tool for cutting glass. For power cutting, you would want a glass saw with a diamond blade and water bath. Most similar to a scrollsaw would be a "ring saw" or "wire saw", but there are also glass cutting band saws and tile saws.
For simple straightish lines, scoring and breaking works well.
Did I beat Jan?
|07-15-2009, 03:36 PM||#3|
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Brandon, SD
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Gail Jennings has cut a lot of glass on his scroll saw. I will send you a PM with his email address.
He uses water and diamond blades.
|07-15-2009, 05:12 PM||#4|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Southwest Florida
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I've cut a lot of glass with saws but always with a diamond blade and a lot of water. There are saws designed for the purpose and I would suggest using one of them rather than a scroll saw......not because the scroll saw can't cut glass, but so you don't damage your saw.
|07-16-2009, 09:46 AM||#5|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Saltspring Island B.C. Canada
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Cloudy welcome . You are not by any chance referring to Plexiglass ?
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