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Diamond Elite Band Saw

Diamond Elite Band Saw

Item# 738002
12 of 15 found the following review helpful:
Works for me!, March 9, 2023 5 stars
Pros
Set up properly, does exactly what it’s intended to do. Love that you can bring down blade support bar down closer to the glass and take away the longer stretch of the blade to the glass.
Cons
None for now.
Other Thoughts
If you follow the instructions and the blade tension is where it should be (didn’t have to touch mine from the factory) and don’t force your glass you should not have issues such as snapping the blade. I’ve read reviews with that being the biggest complaint. I took a chance after watching Delphi’s video and I paid attention to the quality and workmanship while watching the video and I liked what I saw. I got mine today and gave it a trial run and it performed perfectly. I let the saw do the work and didn’t force anything. I also have another bandsaw and this Diamond Elite is a much more quality build which you should expect with it being a bit more pricey. The Diamond Elite is quieter and has better/quality adjustments. It’s not something I will use every day but I expect, from what I’ve done so far, for it to last a good long time.
The Grinder

The Grinder

Item# 7070
28 of 37 found the following review helpful:
Not disappointed, February 27, 2023 5 stars
Pros
I already have a grinder but I have recently been teaching my niece stained glass and sharing one grinder wasn’t working out so I needed another. I purchased The Grinder as it has a lower height profile and I liked the reviews. Though I can’t say that lifting and emptying a tray filled with water works for me (I’m not the steadiest person on earth walking with a shallow water pan). Overall I like it. The lighting is really nice, it’s quiet and has a better water flow thanmine. The mini tower is hands down the best I’ve ever used. The storage tray is up front and easily accessible. Time will tell but so far so good.
Cons
Not as easy to lift and walk any distance to empty the water tray without spilling water. I use a sponge to remove and change the water.
Other Thoughts
Maybe a drain would be helpful.
Cutter's Mate

Cutter's Mate

Item# 5112
5 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Still getting used to it, February 27, 2023 5 stars
Pros
I have been doing stained glass for over 30 years. I am self taught and always used a pistol grip cutter. I have some arthritis in my hand though not severe. I am always looking for a new stained glass toy. I decided to give this a try. Can’t say I have the hang of it yet and I felt a little skeptical but it definitely does work. I have always been one that probably puts more pressure on the cutter than necessary so this takes a little getting used to. You use such a light touch that it glides and I’m used to that scoring sound that I don’t really hear. Even so, the glass does break along the score. I’m still working on that and the feeling of control.
Cons
Not really for small pieces.
Other Thoughts
Don’t throw away your hand cutter.
Bullseye White Opal, Salmon Pink Opal Streaky - 90 COE

Bullseye White Opal, Salmon Pink Opal Streaky - 90 COE

Item# B2305F
2 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Beautiful glass, February 27, 2023 5 stars
Pros
If you make panels with flowers this is a must have glass. As with most of my reviews for glass I always look for glass that retains its colors when held to light. This is one of the few that does. It is easy to cut and grind.
Cons
None
Bullseye White, Orange, Deep Green Streaky - 90 COE

Bullseye White, Orange, Deep Green Streaky - 90 COE

Item# B3123F
3 of 5 found the following review helpful:
worth it., February 27, 2023 5 stars
Pros
This glass is too pretty to cut. Colors are so vibrant and never washed out. I always make sure I have this glass in my arsenal of glass.
Cons
None
Youghiogheny Emerald Green and Lime Green Reproduction

Youghiogheny Emerald Green and Lime Green Reproduction

Item# Y4403RG
Love this glass, February 27, 2023 5 stars
Pros
I use this glass for many of my glass panels. It’s great for making leaves and foliage. I used it for a large frog sitting on a stump and the frog’s spotted skin looks real! The colors do not have that washed out look when held to light like so much other glass does. I also like the thickness. It’s not overly thick or thin. 7/32” foil works great.
Cons
None
Other Thoughts
Hope they never change it.
Nick's Grinders Mate

Nick's Grinders Mate

Item# 63901
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Excellent tool, February 27, 2023 5 stars
Pros
I have been using this tool for a while now. It holds the glass securely with a tight grip. If you find the glass slipping then it’s time to replace the little black grips, they do wear out.
Cons
None that I’ve found
Other Thoughts
I use paint pens for my patterns which tend to come off if you have your fingers manipulating the glass while grinding. This tool works wonders in saving those lines because you’re not touching the glass.
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joined:Apr 13, 2021
location:Tampa, FL US
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