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25% larger work surface than previous model
Greater blade exposure plus a built-in bright white light provides greater visibility for more precise cuts
The entire working part of the saw snaps out of the water bath and contains its own water so it can be used as a portable saw
Built to last - constructed with metal reinforced polycarbonate
Now includes an instructional DVD and blade stabilizer
Everything You Want in a Ring Saw
The most popular ring saw in glass! The improved model from Taurus features a 1/5 HP motor, 5-3/4" multi-directional blade and weighs only 14 pounds! Three year manufacturer warranty (excluding blades).
Advantages of the Taurus 3 Ring Saw:
Amazing Portability: the saw snaps out of its reservoir turning it into a hand-held saw so you can make cuts anywhere
Quieter: half the noise of older models
Bigger Work Surface: 17-3/4" x 16" with 5-5/8" throat depth
Built-in spotlight and flip-up face shield
Simpler: less maintenance and easier cleaning
Grinds as it cuts!
New: Includes instructional DVD and blade stabilizer
Pros : fast precise cuts, intricate cuts, quiet, easy to clean.
Cons : not really a con, but I do wish there was more room between the blade and motor it would make it easier to cut larger pieces.
Other Thoughts : I've been using the Taurus 3 for about 5 months I really love the saw; It's made a huge differance in my fused glass projects I now have more options for intricate cuts on a piece. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Taurus 3 saw.
Pros : I purchased this saw when I first started doing glass fusing and draping. I absolutely love it. I just purchased a new one. It is my all time favorite. It cuts circles so easy, and so many other things that take no time at all. Anything you can think of it can cut it. Again I love this saw and all that it can do
Pros : More precise cuts, cutting shapes that would be impossible by hand without making more pieces or lines in areas that you don't want pieced. Shapes like doves, flowers, etc are easy to cut & I find there is less grinding using the Taurus Saw. One of the best purchases I have made!
Cons : N/A
Other Thoughts : I just bought the separable blade to experiment more with different projects....get more creative!
Add a New Dimension to Fused Glass The possibilities are endless with this fun and exciting mold. Create cats, dogs, birds, people and more. The outer legs slump back and the inner legs slump forward allowing your fused glass project to stand up and get noticed. Must be kiln washed before use. See size perspective of mold with quarter and book images shown. Includes instructions and template. Measures 8" x 6" x 2" (at peak). See "User Manual" under additional images for a free pattern and template. Project images courtesy of Creative Paradise. From "Stand-Ups" book #80697.
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
My husband and I recently met a spectacular couple, a genuine cowgirl and cowboy. Besides being fortunate enough to purchase a very sweet horse from them, we are proud to be able to call them our friends. While at their home I learned that her one of her best friends, her horse, had passed away the previous year. "Yoda" had carried her though years on the Rainbow Riders drill flag team, taken her to reigning championships, and safety along countless miles of trails. I wanted to do something special for her, and also try something new for me. I remembered seeing an article in the Delphi newsletter about making fused glass silhouettes from a photograph. While at her home I snuck a picture of her and Yoda sliding to victory, on my cell phone. I downloaded the picture and adjusted it to an appropriate size for a 10" by 10"