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5 out of 5 stars
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Pros : Works just as advertised. Adjustments to your grinder bit will be necessary but not a big deal
Cons : Have had mine for a couple of years now and have found that the spring pressure to the upper arm has caused the tool to hold the glass at a slight angle due to the plastic arm getting distorted.
Other Thoughts : I’ve ground a lot of glass in the last two years using this and if I have to spend money every couple of years for a new one it’s worth it
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5 out of 5 stars
  •   Works Good
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Pros : It makes it easy to hold on to those tiny pieces.
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5 out of 5 stars
  •   Nifty Nick's Gripper!
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Pros : This clever little invention is invaluable for saving frayed fingers and holding glass securely, especially tricky tiny bits.
Cons : None
Other Thoughts : Use these in our class at Mid-Cheshire College, England, really useful but difficult to get hold of in UK so coming shopping - on my first holiday in America- for my classmates back in Northwich. Great fun!
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5 out of 5 stars
  •   Finger saving tool
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Pros : Really helps with projects requiring tiny pieces. Just finished a glass picture frame that required odd-shaped tiny pieces, and this tool saved my fingertips.
Cons : None
Other Thoughts : I've had this for years but haven't had to use it that often. My recent mosaic projects have made me turn to it again. It truly saves wear on the fingers and allows control of tiny pieces when grinding so they don't suddenly fly across the room. It's a great tool.
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5 out of 5 stars
  •   Pick, grip and grind.
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Pros : This is fantastic to grind the small pieces of glass and also protect well big fingers. Pick the smallest glass, grip well and grind perfectly without shortening your fingers or grinding your nails Ah! Ah! Its an essential tool for all .
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Other Thoughts : I use it also in carpentry when I cut cookies and grind them with my carpentry tools. Very handy.
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4 out of 5 stars
  •   Helpful tool
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Pros : It grips well. Does save fingers and helps with fatigue.
Cons : My only problem with it is it sits up high on the grinder shaft. I have the flip bit sleeve, so I just raised it a bit and that helped alot.
Other Thoughts : I am all for anything that saves my fingers. So if you make that one adjustment I mentioned above, it works great.
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4 out of 5 stars
  •   Use this all the time on small pieces
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Pros : This product really helps to save your hands when grinding small pieces. I wouldn't grind them without this product. Love it! Holds even the smallest glass securely.
Cons : Might require you to make a slight adjustment in the height of your grinder bit.
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4 out of 5 stars
  •   Grinders Mate
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Pros : Great tool for handling small pieces and excellent for those who find it difficult to grip the glass due to strength or getting cramp.
Cons : Ensure your grinder head is set higher or you will be positioning the glass against the non-abrasive part of the head. It is not a problem if you are aware of it.
Other Thoughts : I wouldn't be without one and my students love it.
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2 out of 5 stars
  •   Grinder's mate
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Pros : Holds glass reasonably well.
Cons : Holds glass too far off the top of a grinding deck to use much of the grinding head's grinding surface. I cannot use this with my wire cutter. It will not fit under the guard.
Other Thoughts : While I thought this produce would be the answer to holding small parts when grinding, I found that it was just too bulky to use and have gone back to holding the small parts by hand.
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2 out of 5 stars
  •   Limited Use
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Pros : Does save fingers on small pieces,
Cons : Device holds glass too high and above your bits grinding surface!! Glass slips with slightest amount of pressure.
Other Thoughts : Good idea but needs to be rethought. Tighter grip and lower grip would make it much better.
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1 out of 5 stars
  •   Limited usefulness
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Pros : Keeps fingers out of grinding wheel.
Cons : Glass slips in jaws with little pressure, especially when trying to grind small textured pieces. Tool can only be used until grinding wheel is adjusted to new position, then the wheel surface is too low to allow the use of the tool.
Other Thoughts : Tool would be more useful if clamping jaws were closer to the bottom of the product.
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5 out of 5 stars
  •   A MUST HAVE!
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Pros : I first discovered this helpful tool on the final day of a stained glass class I was taking - had I only known about it beforehand! It's lightweight, easy to use, and makes easily grinding smaller pieces a snap without GRINDING your fingertips. The rubber tips act like a soft vice and give you perfect control over the piece.
Cons : Not so great with long, narrow pieces, as the glass loses integrity when off of a solid surface. I broke a few this way.
Other Thoughts : For any of you copper foilers out there, you will love this tool! It saved my poor fingers.
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5 out of 5 stars
  •   Grinder Mate
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Pros : Strong and easy to use
Cons : None
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  •   Nicks' Grinder Mate
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Pros : Excellent strength holding small pcs for trimmimg; Particularly well with X Fine bits and dichroic glass. Also protects nails and fingertips from damage
Cons : still searching
Other Thoughts : Best on tiny/small pcs and highly appreciated @ modest cost
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5 out of 5 stars
  •   Nicks Mate
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Pros : Good device for holding small pieces of glass for grinding. I have one for each grinder station. Also helps in holding pieces when using the small bits mounted on top of the larger cylinder.
Cons : None
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5 out of 5 stars
  •   Great product for myself and kids
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Pros : I am just a beginner at glass fusion and I love the grinder mate. My fingers don't get sore when grinding and it holds the glass in place well. I also feel better about my children grinding glass if they are using this tool.
Cons : none
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