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5 out of 5 stars
  •   Fantastic for recycled glass
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Pros : I use this to turn wine bottles into frit for individual jewelry pieces Also great for using on scrap glass
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Other Thoughts : Be sure to keep glass separate ... bottle glass is unknown COE so I keep each separated and labeled.
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful
5 out of 5 stars
  •   works great
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Pros : easy to use
Cons :
Other Thoughts : need to have sifter to make it truly useful
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful
4 out of 5 stars
  •   Frit making beast
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Pros : Does a decent job of creating frit from scrap glass.
Cons : Throws glass out the sides as it works. Using a shop towel around the piston keeps the scrap frit from getting all over the shop floor. Would be nice if it had another blade in the base to work a bit faster.
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4 of 6 people found this review helpful
5 out of 5 stars
  •   Frit Piston
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Pros : Quick and easy way to make your own frit, best to purchase frit sifters to use with this.
Cons :
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1 out of 5 stars
  •   frit PISTON
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Pros : it took forever to make frit in all sizes
Cons : It does not have enough "wings"
Other Thoughts : After my son looked at it and added 4 more "wings" the frit making part is now a cut "pie" shape. It now works fabulously. So find a person who knows how to weld and have them add 4 more "wings". I now give it a "5" star rating
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful
5 out of 5 stars
  •   Aanraku Frit Piston
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Pros : Easy to use - and pretty quick too - eliminates most of the mess of making your own frit. I used it along with the frit sifters which are awesome too!
Cons : None that I can think of!
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5 out of 5 stars
  •   Boa surpresa
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Pros : Fiquei fascinada com minha compra , está sendo muito útil para mim , fazendo minhas próprias fritas já que aqui no Brasil não existe. [I was fascinated with my purchase, is very useful for me, making my own chips since here in Brazil does not exist.]
Cons : Nenhum contra. [None against.]
Other Thoughts : Estou maravilhada com o Pistão frit. [I am delighted with the piston frit] - Translated to English by Google Translate
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5 out of 5 stars
  •   Piston is great
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Pros : Works great
Cons : None
Other Thoughts : You need the frit sifter to get full benefit from piston.
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1 out of 5 stars
  •   Takes forever and loads of persistence
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Pros : It's simple.
Cons : Only really smashes part of the glass, gets iron bits in it, have to smack it over and over until your arm hurts. Have to sort it and put the large pieces back because it only smashes the top layer. It isn't a machine at all. You could use a hammer and a heavy cloth bag and do better than this.
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3 of 5 people found this review helpful
4 out of 5 stars
  •   Dust clouds
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Pros : The pipe within a pipe keeps the blade positioned well. Unlike other frit makers this one concentrated the force on a blade allowing glass to be ground easier.
Cons : The piston acts like a pump blowing fine glass dust up toward your face. I removed the handle from the piston and attached a Floor flange and a length of pipe. Now I use it like a butter churn. This greatly improves the grinding action and gets the clouds of dust away from your face. I also sand blasted all the paint off the piston and chamber but still get some iron filings.
Other Thoughts : I also recommend you take a file to the handles since mine had Sharpe burs that could cut my hands
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1 of 3 people found this review helpful
1 out of 5 stars
  •   More Hassle than Help
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Pros : Heavy construction makes it unlikely to break easily.
Cons : Why the manufacturers decided to paint the crushing shaft is beyond me. It is definately not out of the box ready which was very disappointing. Be warned despite the other reviews, you really cannot truly sort out the paint flakes and metal granules from the frit. This tool is frustrating and is a huge time sucker and a waste of glass (I have thrown countless batchs out). I'd rather melt all my spare glass in a mold in my kiln and cut on my ring saw to use in other ways. I've decided that if I need frit, I am going to buy it properly made by the glass companies going forward.
Other Thoughts : Buy Pre-made frit - its WAY EASIER.
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4 out of 5 stars
  •   Frit Piston
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Pros : The handles on both the piston and the casing make it far easier to use. I especially like the super strong magnet.
Cons : The biggest problem is that both the piston and the interior of the casing are painted. It scrapes off into the glass and isn't removed with the magnet. While this isn't as much of a problem with larger frit sizes where it will be sifted out, if you work with the powdered form, it tends to muddy/mute the colors.
Other Thoughts : Here's a tip for using the magnet: Never drag it directly through the glass--you'll be forever trying to get the filings cleaned off. Instead, drop it into the corner of an envelope, e.g., and drag that through. Then just hold it over your disposal container, pull out the magnet and the filings fall right off. And the white background of the envelope makes it easy to see when you've finally gotten them all.
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4 out of 5 stars
  •   Good tool!
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Pros : Easy to use. The piston it’s very solid and will break the glass in one shot. It’s an efficient small tool it fit everywhere.
Cons : You’ll need to break big glass pieces to make them fit.
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