Glastar Compact Hand Foiler - Use With 1/4" Foil

$17.95 USD
Item# 5199
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Product Features

  • Automatically centers foil on your glass
  • Speeds up foiling and saves on hand fatigue
  • Compact size makes foiler easy to hold
  • Also available for 7/32" foil (item#5198)


Product Description

Save Time and Prevent Hand Fatigue when Foiling! 
You can quickly apply foil to cut glass pieces with this hand tool. Just feed foil into the slot in the handle and pull the foiler around the glass. Foil is automatically centered on the edge of the glass by the guides on the Hand Foiler. It speeds up a tedious job to save you time. Designed for 1/8" thick glass. Available in three sizes. Also available for 7/32" foil (item#5198)

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2 out of 5 stars
  •   Works, with a lot of work and waste
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Pros : It does center foil on the glass.
Cons : The design peels the paper from the foil as soon as you are feeding it into the tool. Exposed foil then traverses the length of the tool. This makes it VERY difficult to get it loaded and started. They should have had the separater slot at the opposite end. The directions say double the foil over, but that's hard to do perfectly. I found a work around: Instead of peeling off 4" of foil as directed, pull off a full foot. Feed the end of the backing through the slot as directed, but then use the exposed backing to feed the foil through the other end (this makes sense if you read the directions and try it). You will have a loop of backing and the foil fed through the end. Then while holding the end of the foil itself, pull the end of the backing. The backing will work itself back down the handle and you should be good to go. It's difficult to tear the foil cleanly, as well. You need three hands (one for foiler, one for foiled glass, one for scissors).
Other Thoughts : I may mod mine to have the separating slot be closer to the end, hah. I might use this when I have a friend to assist and can foil all the pieces at once.
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3 out of 5 stars
  •   not centered
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Pros : easy to run foil, quickly
Cons : After very little use, the foiler no longer centers the foil on the glass. Great if you like uneven seams.
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