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This item: Ringstar Running Pliers by Glastar
For Breaking Out Circles Delphi Recommends: Ringstar Running Pliers. These pliers are great for running difficult scores, especially inside curves. Just center the score line in the "window" and apply even pressure to produce accurate and clean breaks. Made with a non-metal composite.
Pros : these make an inside curve so easy. you do have to take your time and listen to the glass tell you what it is doing. you use very gentle and very small spacing.squeeze it like and egg but don't break it. I recommend them to all of my classes
Cons : The jaws of the pliers I received do not line up evenly. If I put the score line evenly in the window, the breaker point on the other jaw is not lined up and instead of a clean break I get crushed glass. Very frustrating!
Other Thoughts : Too bad I didn't try them out right away and am past the 30 day refund period. Now I have to buy another pair of pliers.
Pros : Breaking out inside curves just got easier! These Ringstar pliers are an absolute essential to add to your toolbox. You do need to take your time and listen to the score as you're running it, but with this tool I'm able to break out curves that didn't stand a chance before. I recommend this tool to everyone I know.
Heres our list of 5 Favorite New Items from the February 2013 edition of Stained Glass News. 1. Snowflake Casting Molds from Colour de Verre With the new premium mold from Colour de Verre you can make incredibly detailed, beautiful snowflakes. There are so many ways you can use these snowflakes. Hang them on their own (they are light) or incorporate them into projects. We’re excited about how creative you can get making the snowflakes – depending on the size of frit and firing temperature. LOVE them with dichroic. Check out the mold and free project sheets posted on our website. You won’t believe the gallery quality of the pieces you can create. 2. Barefoot Tools are Back and Better Than Ever. Powder Vibe Electric Mandrel Spinner The Bearfoot Tools line has some of our customers favorite
TIP Safety glasses should always be worn when scoring and breaking glass to protect your eyes from possible glass slivers. It is also important to use a bench brush and dust pan to keep your work area clean and free of glass slivers. This will help eliminate bad breaks and the possibility of picking up glass slivers with your hands. Determine which side of your glass is the front. The front is usually the smoothest or shiniest side. Lay it on your cutting surface, front side up. Place your pattern piece on the glass. If you are using patterned or textured glass, refer to the directional lines that are drawn on your pattern pieces. Holding the pattern in place, trace around it with a felt-tip pen. Remove the pattern and mark the corresponding piece number in the center of
Part 2 of a 2 part series on the basics of glass fusing. In this weeks article Donna gives advice on indispensable tools for beginner glass fusers. In the beginning, I used one larger tool, and that was a Super Star Grinder. It is still running, running, running. Others have come, and some have gone, but this one is still here. For smaller cold working projects, diamond hand pads do a nice job. The next cutting tool that I bought was a saw. My Taurus 3 Ring Saw has worked extremely well for me, and I love what I can do with it that I couldnt do before, but I worked for 2 years before I purchased this nifty item. As for cutters and breakers, I have many, but for me, the Silberschnitt breaker pliers are a must for small (1/4") strip breaking.....saves so much glass. I use both plastic