Pros : I love my Taurus 3 Ring Saw! I've had it for about 3 years & use it for intricate cuts that I cannot accomplish with my cutter. The learning dvd is a hoot & full of helpful tips. Maintenance has been easy & it does not take up a lot of room on my bench. Great tool for stained glass!
Pros : When my sons suggested I purchase the ring saw, I thought it was something I would never use. As it turns out, this is one of my can't live without tools. It has made my life in stained glass easier.
Cons : There really aren't any.
Other Thoughts : If your only thinking about purchasing a ring saw, think hard. It's a fantastic tool to own.
Pros : I think the best addition to my studio has been this saw. I suppose a purist wouldn't approve, but I save glass and aggravation by taking my difficult cuts to the saw. I've had mine for 4 years and am on the second blade.
Cons : The replacement blades are expensive. However, if you watch for them on sale and take care to use your saw correctly, the expense isn't really so bad.
Pros : Like it a lot. Some glass can be frustrating when cutting very concave curves. This saw will save you time and glass since you will get the cut right away without needing to grind instead of breaking expensive glass and spending a lot of time grinding to complete the cut.
Instructionons are clear and easy to follow.
Cons : It is noisy, but i use it in an open space. I will recommend to use vaseline or stick in product so the mark does not erase with the water. I admit it is pricy, but for me pays when I can make the impossible cuts
Other Thoughts : Look for it on sale and you will not regret it.