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Unread 02-05-2016, 07:10 PM   #76
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That sounds correct, but I will add -

You don't want sharp L shapes in the corners. Glaziers commonly use diamond hole saws to make openings for outlets. One hole above the other then vertically connect the holes.

The more rounded you can get the corners the better. Cracks often radiate from the inside of the L cut, sometimes months later.
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Thank you Paul, that's exactly what I needed to see. Now how do you suggest cutting the sharp edges between the cutout circles? Plunge with the saw and pliers?
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Give that a whirl or just cut with the plunge feature
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I will do that, thank you again.

I went out and grabbed a 2" diamond hole saw and arbor with glass bit but I realized I won't be able to get those rounded corners around my 5/8" box extensions. I think I'll go grab a 3/4" or 1" diamond saw to round the corners.

In the meantime, I cut and taped my polycarbonate expansion joint spacers in place. I read about this while browsing one day and it will serve me better than spacers or cardboard.

Fingers crossed, I'm going to start tomorrow afternoon
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Real fun day... got it all done. I have a new appreciation for those of you who work with glass on a regular basis. This stuff was a PITA but the montolit cpv250 made amazing cuts! The diamond hole saw for the corners of each outlet cutout was my least favorite part of the job.

I also added a sample 18" rip with no chipping, this blade is the real deal. Thanks again for the suggestion Paul.
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All done, just waiting for my white powdercoated outlet/switch covers to arrive in the mail. I used Mapei flexcolor cq again, it was a pain to install over glass but looks awesome. I used white 100% silicone on the upper and lower expansion joints and around all outlet extension/glass seams.

Thank you all for your help again. I'll post completed pictures when yhe kitchen is cleaned up.
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I also added a sample 18" rip with no chipping, this blade is the real deal.


Worth every penny, wasn't it ?
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It really was.

What they don't tell you in the videos though (IIRC you posted something about this at some point, maybe in a different thread when I was researching glass blades), is that it has a break-in period. I noticed after about 5-10 passes over glass, it began cutting a lot smoother (my first pass broke the scrap glass I was cutting... doh!).

Water nozzle placement for this particular blade on the d24000 was almost directly in front of the blade for best results.

I'm going to start experimenting with other glass - I am a huge fan of the look.
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Yeah, all diamond blades have a break in period.
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