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- October 31, 2014 at 2:53 am #10213
Starting to look at pattern bars so wondered if anyone could recommned a tile saw and what blade they use.
There are so many tile saws & conflicting reviews but of course they are talking about cutting tile not glass.October 31, 2014 at 7:12 pm #13444jockoParticipant
If you are just cutting pattern bars try this one (copy this address and paste it in your address bar or just search tile saws at Lowes or whatever home improvment store you’r close to):
They are under $100 and I cut strips and bars. you can always move up.
just keep water in it and clean it outDecember 17, 2014 at 3:40 am #13445HJReedParticipant
Which blade do you recommend to use with this saw?
If I understand, the blade is as important as the saw?December 17, 2014 at 3:52 am #13446
The best value for money is the Chicago 10″ saw sold by Harbor Frieight Its less than $300. Fit the best glass blade to it, the Husqvarna10″ glass blade. Expensive but the best. Next is a much more expensive saw the MK Diamond 370EXP. Its 7″ but with thier blade a real good workhorse. You will see them both in use on many youtube glass demo’sDecember 17, 2014 at 4:08 am #13447
7897 Husqvarna Superlok – is 10″ blade & by most reckoned to be the best. My 7″ is the MK Diamond 215GL which is just fine for practically everything I cut.December 29, 2014 at 6:02 am #13448
I was given a Gryphon wet belt sander for Xmas. Its a very poor piece of equipment! The thing will never be right because the central pillar that everything is attached to is not a square extrusion. Its meant to be but their quality control is either none existent or they accept inferior extrusions. Perhaps they are menat to machine it square but they have not in my case. Obviously there is therefore no way it will ever run smooth or have anything square without major alterations. However it will always run with more vibration than necessary. After using a ‘proper’ one on a recent cold working course its very disappointing. So back to the window glass & the grit!
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