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Re: cutting file

Posted By: Chris.oh
Date: Sunday, 15 April 2012, at 2:44 p.m.

In Response To: Re: cutting file (TerryM)


I have never had much luck with the kitco, but I've talked to a few benders who use them all the time... Maybe it's just me?

I still prefer the glass file, and I keep the bench grinder close, because you really do need to keep them sharp with this new glass.

I tried the diamond coated files when they first switched to lead free, they didn't really cut the glass in a manor that would make for a nice break.

I tried a carbide knife sharpening tool called "Speedy Cut" with only moderate success, may have had more success with it if I had given it more of a chance, but my old files/technique was so much quicker, I just gave up on it. I use it mostly for de-burring routed aluminum and acrylic. Works great for that.

I have a nice carbide wheel glass cutter, with a wick to distribute a cutting oil. I will try that and get back to you. I had never thought to use it on anything but stained glass, thanks for the suggestion.


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