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Oceanside Southwest Reaction Opal Art - 96 COE

Oceanside Southwest Reaction Opal Art - 96 COE

Item# XFRSW
1 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Prettier than the Southwest, August 1, 2013 5 stars
Pros
Really striking colors and wonderful mixing technique. This is a unique and beautiful glass for fusing projects. Catalog color representation is very close to the actual glass colors.
Cons
Should have ordered more for my inventory.
Spectrum Fusers Reserve Christmas OpalArt

Spectrum Fusers Reserve Christmas OpalArt

Item# XFRXMAS
Christmas Surprise, August 1, 2013 4 stars
Pros
Really beautiful glass with loads of fusing project possibilities. Great colors and nice transition from one to the next. Catalog photo provides good sample of actual colors.
Cons
Anticipated a bit more red color but not disappointed in the overall beauty of this glass.
Silberschnitt Running Pliers

Silberschnitt Running Pliers

Item# 710700
1 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Quickly Pay For Themselves, July 31, 2013 5 stars
Pros
Outstanding ability to run tight inside curves without wasting glass. Less hand pressure required eliminates hand cramps. Moveable top jaw piece allows more flexibility along the break with less glass moving.
Cons
Requires 3-5 minutes of practice when you receive them to understand how much less pressure is required than standard running pliers.
Other Thoughts
Wish I received a commission for each one sold to friends after they used mine just one time.
Diamond Hand Pad Pack

Diamond Hand Pad Pack

Item# 77000
Diamonds;more than a girls best friend, July 31, 2013 5 stars
Pros
Long lasting, efficient tool to smooth and polish stained and fused glass projects. Use of the fine pad with water reduces the need to fire polish many fused pieces.
Cons
None identified to date...having used my pads for more than 12 months.
Other Thoughts
Worth their weight in gold for the glass they have saved and the time reduced to eliminate flaws in my work. An excellent investment for your glass studio.
Easy-Cut Lens Cutter

Easy-Cut Lens Cutter

Item# 7991
Fast & Perfect Circles, July 31, 2013 5 stars
Pros
Very easy to use, and fast with consistent results....perfect circles. Smallest circles a bit harder but still perfect and requiring a minimum of edge grinding.
Cons
A cork" cutting table" surface keeps small glass pieces from slipping....my only suggestion to improve its usefulness.
Other Thoughts
This is a wonderful and very useful addition to the small glass studio, or glass club tool inventory.
Burnt Orange Opal Rods

Burnt Orange Opal Rods

Item# B032976
Not first rate, May 11, 2011 1 stars
Pros
Color is good and shipping fast.
Cons
Price is fair but packaging is very very poor! Replacement rods were also broken because of really poor packaging.
Other Thoughts
Will not purchase rods from them in the future.
Toyo Custom Grip Supercutter

Toyo Custom Grip Supercutter

Item# 5200
0 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Truly a supercutter, November 12, 2009 5 stars
Pros
Great for old arthritic and small hands. Easily adjusts for maximum comfort. Long lasting cutting head and reliable oil dispenser. Excellent quality construction.
Cons
Hard to find anything to improve.
Other Thoughts
If I had started with this cutter, I could have saved money. Nothing else compares with it. Recommended for all skill levels.
Glastar All Star G8 Grinder

Glastar All Star G8 Grinder

Item# 5185
1 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Exceptional Value, November 12, 2009 5 stars
Pros
Reliability and power. Ease of cleaning. Compact size and additional table top, with pump, for small bit grinding.A real workhorse worth every penny.
Cons
The straight edge guide could be redesigned to simply "plug in" to the table top.
Other Thoughts
Much better than all others, in performance, design, and value.
Table Foiler

Table Foiler

Item# 68101
1 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Top Quality Tool, December 7, 2008 5 stars
Pros
Exceptionally fast foiler with professional results. Flexible foil sizes with easy change wheels. A pleasure to use with a small learning curve to top quality work.
Cons
Feet could be more slip proof but if used on a cork surface it isn't an issue.
Other Thoughts
Instructions should emphasis using a spare piece of glass the size to be foiled as a guide to set up the wheel height. After this is done, nothing can compete with the ease and speed of this tool. Stained glass teachers (large/on-going classes) should be provided one of these at cost to gain more product exposure. Since I took mine to a class, three have been sold as a direct result.
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joined:Nov 27, 2007
location:Hendersonville, NC US
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