Stained Glass - Learn how to cut glass

Uploaded by DiamondTechMarketing on 06.07.2011

Hi, Rita here from Diamond Tech
I'm here to show you just how easy it is to cut glass using the Studio Pro glass cutters
Diamond Tech offers three unique designs suitable for any glass project
The pencil grip, pistol grip and the steel wheel glass cutter
Our glass cutters have a carbide steel cutting wheel for precise scores every time
Let me show you how each glass cutter works and their benefits - but before we do, lets put on those safety glasses
First lets cut using the pencil grip
This cutter is offered in lightweight acrylic and brass
Both are self lubricating
The acrylic offer the feel of a thick brass barrel, but at a fraction of the weight
The brass has a more substantial feel, giving you more control over your score
Both include a textured barrel that provides an improved grip when scoring
Should you choose to cut with oil, remove the stopper at the end of the barrel and add four to five drops of cutter oil or 3 in 1 oil into the cutter
But not too much, you don't want the oil to leak
To hold a glass cutter correctly, place it between your first and second finger with the cutting wheel facing you
Position your thumb on the opposite side of the barrel
This keeps the handle vertical and gives you control over where the cutting wheel moves
Start the score at one edge and continue it to the other edge
Line up the cutting wheel with the intended score line
Apply even pressure to the cutter as you pull it across the glass
Keep the cutter speed consistent along the length of the score
As you score the glass you should hear a soft hissing sound
Never score the in same place twice
Once your glass is scored its ready to be seperated
To seperate the glass, take your running pliers and position it directly over the score
Use the convenient centering line and align your score, squeeze the plier handles together gently
Now lets score with the pistol grip
This pistol grip style is easy to hold and is known to reduce wrist fatique
Start your score at one edge and continue it through to the other edge
Remember to apply even pressure as you pull the cutter across the glass
Take your running pliers, position it directly over the score and squeeze to run the score
Last, but not least, is the economical Studio Pro dry wheel glass cutter
This cutter is engineered for those who prefer cutting without oil
The dry wheel also has a ball at the end. This ball is used to help run the score
Simply tap the score line until it seperates or use your running pliers
Stained glass projects are a lot of fun if you have the right tools
Look for Studio Pro at your favorite craft and stained glass retailer and join us on Facebook for more fun projects!