Glass Saws - Ring Saws & Band Saws for Precision Cutting
High Quality Glass & Tile Saws from Popular BrandsWhether you are a professional artist or cutting glass as a hobby, glass saws make it easier to cut fused, heavily textured or thick glass. Cutting fused stained glass or thick glass pieces is nearly impossible to do by hand but with a ring saw, band saw or wire saw, the cuts can be easily made with precision. These cutting saws utilize diamond tipped or coated blades to make intricate pattern cuts and long straight cuts. Diamond Tech and Gryphon are some of the best known manufacturers of high quality wet band saws that can make precision cuts in many different types of materials. Along with glass panels and stained glass, these saws can cut 1.5 inch thick tile, marble, stone and porcelain. Often with thin panes of class glass cutters will work perfectly, but when working with fused glass and stained glass a glass saw is a needed tool. Feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions about which glass saw fits your needs.
Ring Saws - Band Saws and Wire Saws
Using Saws for Stained Glass, Tile and Marble Cutting
Band saws are the most popular and common for cutting glass, marble and tile available. Band saws use a diamond tipped blade to make precise straight and patterns. When using a band saw, particularly with stained glass and glass panes, it is important to keep the saw wet. The heat produced from friction between the blade and stained glass can cause it to crack. Constant water applied to the band saw can keep the blade cool and reduce the glass dust in the air.
Ring saws use a circular, diamond coated blade and are a bit more versatile than band saws. Gemini makes an exceptional ring saw sporting a blade that has no center. The blade doesn't need to be changed with different materials and makes straight cuts as well as tight radius cuts of 3/4 inch. The ring saw's blade is a bit wider than the band saws blade which increases the amount of glass lost during the cut.
The best choice of saw for cutting in any direction is the wire saw. Make sure the diamond blade stays wet when glass cutting since the wire saw blade tends to heat up quickly. The blade is designed to make cuts in any direction and is able to make exquisitely intricate stained glass designs.
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