Cutting, Nipping, Breaking, Tools of the Trade
Would like to hear your thoughts on cutting different types of tess and what tools are essential and other tools you just love.
I use alot of stained glass and like to nip it, something about the edges not being uniform appeals to me, although I must admit there are times when I want a particular shape and need to use a tool to get a desired finished piece.
So then I turn to....... What? I have a hand held glass cutter, I score the glass and then break it, doesn't always work the way I would like.
I never know the best tool. I've wasted alot of plates and glass experimenting. Honestly I don't even know what's out there, tool wise. When I read silvas article this morning it led me to another and this person mentioned a Taurus 3 ring saw... Never heard of it... Expensive, but interesting. I don't want to run out and buy a million different tools, but if there is something to make life a little easier I would like to know about it.
My husband has a tile saw, he is a carpenter. It's loud and I didn't see any guard around the blade... Is that typical, it makes me a little nervous.
So, are you using a tile saw to cut you plates so precisely, a glass cutter, what?
Thanks for any and all answers!