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Unread 12-17-2018, 10:07 PM   #1
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Cutting glass mosaic

Does anyone have any ideas or tips on how to cut this mosaic without chipping?
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Unread 12-18-2018, 08:42 PM   #2
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You may have to switch blades for each material. I've never had much luck with a standard blade on glass, for the same reasons.

The only other suggestion I can give would be to raise the blade until the edge is just below the bottom of the glass. This may reduce chipping. You might also try scoring the top, maybe halfway through the thickness of the glass, then flip it and cut the backside.
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Unread 12-19-2018, 02:08 AM   #3
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All good ideas, thank you. Will try them all.
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Even with a good glass blade, I’ve always had a tough time getting clean cuts on those tiles with granules. The edge seems to want to crumble. I haven’t found any method to avoid that.
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the tiles with glass granules are a pain,
use super glue and coat your cut line it helps tremendously.
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Does a smooth rim verses segmented one make a difference?
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Unread 12-19-2018, 04:42 PM   #7
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Have been using a continuous rim blade. Glass blade won’t cut the porcelain and porcelain blade chips the glass tiles and the glass glaze on the porcelain.
I appreciate yalls input on this, good tips all.
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Montolit CPV 250 glass blade, the most amazing blade I’ve used. It cuts glass and sensitive ceramic glazed tiles the best I’ve seen. Paul reccomended it to me on the forum and I’m hooked
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Unread 12-19-2018, 08:06 PM   #9
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Thank you Justin for the blade recommendation. We will get this thing done, thanks to you guys.
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