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Glass Scoring And Breaking Mat by Creator's Stained Glass

$27.95 USD
Item# 5135
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Product Features

  • 11-3/4" square made of durable rubber
  • Protective and portable work surface makes clean up easy!
  • Rubber holds glass in place while scoring
  • Apply light pressure to glass for a clean break every time


Product Description

No More Bad Breaks!
Perfect for cutting circles. Simply score your glass, flip it over on the 11-3/4" square rubber mat and run the score line. You will get a clean break nearly every time!

Mat shown with Glastar Circle/Strip Cutter #5113 and Ringstar Running Pliers #40484. Tools sold separately. Image of mat alone below.

Step-by-Step: Breaking Out Circles
1. Using a circle cutter, make one continuous score. Mark score line with marking pen.
2. Flip glass over and place on breaking mat. Center thumb over mark and apply even, gentle pressure until the score begins to run. Repeat, repositioning your thumb where the run stopped, until it completes the circle. Note: Your will only be able to see the marks on cathedral and wispy glass.
3. Flip glass over. Create four "watch band" cuts. Score from circle out to the edge of the glass. Use running pliers to release the circle.

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5 out of 5 stars
  •   Better breaks
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Pros : This is a great little addition to my shop. Glass does break better with this cushion underneath.
Cons : I wish it was bigger.
Other Thoughts : It cleans up nice and only has a few nicks in it after several years use.
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  •   Couldn't live without it!
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Pros : I love my mat. It makes cutting much easier and more efficient for me, especially with small pieces for jewelry. It holds the glass securely, a real plus when designing a cabochon.
Cons : They smell a little at first, and it takes awhile for the odor to go away.
Other Thoughts : You won't totally replace your grid cutting system (especially for large pieces), but once you start using this, you will can't imagine how you cut before.
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  •   glass scoring mat
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Pros : This is an excellent support and cushion for cutting and breaking circles and strips - really any shape.
Cons : none for me. Some people might want a larger mat.
Other Thoughts : I am more efficient cutting and breaking glass when I use the mat; so I waste less time and glass. Great purchase.
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