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5 out of 5 stars
  •   Excellent!
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Pros : easy to use fun
Cons : Instructions are a little confusing, must have adequate space
Other Thoughts : This is one awesome set! I purposely waited to cut diamonds until I got this set. I struggled in the beginning with the instructions and explanations but once I watched a couple of videos, it was a snap to learn. I made perfect strips, squares, triangles, and diamonds in a very short amount of time. I have struggled with this for years, I am wondering why I didn't buy this sooner and avoid all the struggle.
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10 of 17 people found this review helpful
5 out of 5 stars
  •   Good quality product
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Pros : Very well made. Plenty of accessories to start with.
Cons : Lots of assembly details that could most likely be paired down to a simpler form.
Other Thoughts : I think someone needs to review the assembly/use instructions to see if it could be made much simpler. Otherwise a good product
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5 of 18 people found this review helpful
4 out of 5 stars
  •   Great for straight cuts!
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Pros : Makes straight cuts easy.
Cons : You must number entire system yourself and tape ruler yourself. Should come that way for accuracy...little hokey.
Other Thoughts : I like that it catches shards.
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5 of 13 people found this review helpful
5 out of 5 stars
  •   Essential Part of Studio
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Pros : Easy to set up and use. Makes cutting straight lines incredibly easy.
Cons : Not really a con, but it would be nice if it was a tab bit easier to set up oddball angles.
Other Thoughts : This is a well thought out system for designing and cutting stained glass pieces. It makes repetitive cutting of same or similar pieces quite painless.
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3 of 17 people found this review helpful
5 out of 5 stars
  •   AMAZING
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Pros : This system is amazing and it provides for more accurate cuts and less waste on glass. I wonder how I cut without it.
Cons : Does take up a little space and time to mark it out but WELL WORTH IT!
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1 of 22 people found this review helpful
5 out of 5 stars
  •   I love this!
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Pros : This really helped me with my glass cutting.
Cons :
Other Thoughts : I haven't used all of the features yet but look forward to trying everything out, soon.
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1 of 21 people found this review helpful
4 out of 5 stars
  •   Was frustrated
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Pros : Once I watched the videos I went back and started cutting right away. I really enjoy it.
Cons : The instructions were so detailed I felt like I needed to take a college course to do them. Got very very frustrated. Watching the videos helped me. Need to put those videos in the package.
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3 of 42 people found this review helpful
5 out of 5 stars
  •   Overall a Great Tool, But Prepare for a Learning C
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Pros : I use this system with almost every project I undertake. It allows you to score and break glass resulting in burr-free surfaces, which means less or no grinding, and much better foil adhesion. Overall, it is a welcome and necessary tool for me.
Cons : The user manual is unnecessarily confusing. The graphics often conflict with the text, and I find that I'll be 3 pages in on a subject, and then find a paragraph heading saying "Read this First." One would expect that on the first page, *before* the settings are made as instructed by the previous pages. Also, there's lots of "choose explanation B" unless you are left-handed, then choose option C, skipping steps 8-12, but step 11 will tell you it must not be skipped, and must be followed by Option B. Really, a thorough re-write of the manual by someone other than the original author would help *tremendously*.
Other Thoughts : The kit includes an instructional CD to help you understand the written instructions. Inexplicably, the CD is an *audio* CD and not a video showing the techniques. Further, the audio is just a literal reading of the printed manual, which doesn't aid in understanding at all. How difficult would it be to use a video camera and record mpgs of the procedures? All in all, I am glad I stuck through the learning curve for this system despite the confusing documentation. It really is a wonderful system to use, and is quickly becoming indispensable to me.
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4 of 77 people found this review helpful
5 out of 5 stars
  •   Morton System Start up kit
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Pros : I love the fact that they have videos on their website that get you started as well as a CD included. Easy to set up, use and love it!
Cons : Sometimes the glass doesn't glide easy, so bought the stainless steel balls which worked wonders but I thought should be included in the start up kit.
Other Thoughts : took a while to number the board. Would have been helpful to have that predone in the manufacturing process.
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6 of 48 people found this review helpful
5 out of 5 stars
  •   Morton Glass Cutting System
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Pros : Straight cuts, easy to set up
Cons : none
Other Thoughts : Just got it last night and set it up, didn't take long to do. Tried cutting some squares and they came out perfect which is hard to do when marking with a pen and cutting. the glass breaking tool works much better then running pliers.The edges come out very smooth.
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3 of 43 people found this review helpful
5 out of 5 stars
  •   A Must-have for glass and mosaics!
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Pros : I cannot work without the Morton Start-up System. The ease-of-use and control of size and shape in both angle and geometrics is incredible. Great for both stained glass art as well as mosaics, where speed is the key for cutting your own tiles and cutlet. It is quick, easy and accurate, making it possible to cut multiple tiles at the same time. The breaking tool gives a clean break each time.
Cons : No negatives to this great system, unless it is to ones self, in putting off taking an hour or so to set up and learn. Once done, you're off and running.
Other Thoughts : Wish I had not taken so long to teach myself how to use this system.
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5 of 35 people found this review helpful
5 out of 5 stars
  •   Must-Have Tool System
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Pros : I cut straight lines free-handed for six years, then finally purchased this Morton Start-Up Kit. The entire kit is dead-on accurate, first for fast and easy 90 degree square cuts and excellent for any possible other angle. I was slow to use the break button as well, but now find it easy to use, especially with larger pieces of glass. I use the rubber buttons to prevent glass slippage all the time and with glass that is really slick, the yellow adjustable Morton blocks save the day, preventing any foul cuts. I save a huge amount of time and glass, since I have no mis-cuts, except when I mis-measure. Using the Morton System is easy, quick to learn and if a person cuts very much glass at all, it pays for itself in no time. Did I mention all the little shards of glass I used to get when cutting in a flat surface? No cuts and no shards in my hands now with the Maxi-Surface. I added to the collection with tool caddies for my markers and the oil cup as well. All worth six stars.
Cons : I find very little to criticize in the Start-Up Kit. In fact, the only thing I can truly criticize is that my pistol-grip cutter shaves microscopic shards off of the aluminum bar, which could only be corrected if the bar were made of a tougher alloy, but then the cutter should not have such a sharp edge, so it is difficult to blame the Morton System swing-arm.
Other Thoughts : I teach private classes and demonstrate the entire Morton System in my Intermediate classes. Students comments in almost every class are the same, "Well, I got to have one of these." Personally, I do not know why I went for so many years before buying one. The technology cannot be beaten.
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5 of 155 people found this review helpful
5 out of 5 stars
  •   great
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Pros : What a great way to organize and cut glass. Makes it so much easier. I would recommend this item for anyone into stained glass.
Cons : none
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5 of 66 people found this review helpful
5 out of 5 stars
  •   Excellent addition
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Pros : Excellent addition to the studio. The glass chips fall into the tray, the cuts are straight and all the same size.
Cons : Can't think of any.
Other Thoughts : We have not done anything more then cut straight lines. Not sure whats on the CD.
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4 of 33 people found this review helpful
5 out of 5 stars
  •   Couldn't work without it
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Pros : The entire system is easy to setup and use. The large size of the maxi grid gives plenty of room for cutting larger pieces, yet still works great on small items. The straight arm is sturdy. The waffle grid traps small glass bits keeping them out of harms way.
Cons : Must have enough table space to fit the maxi grid. This is not a good choice if you need to be portable.
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1 of 93 people found this review helpful

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