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Old 11-02-2009, 10:27 AM   #1
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How Do I Cut 1" Thick Glass?

Over the weekend I was gifted with a 10ft long tank made of eurobraced 1" thick glass. The catch is that the front and one side are cracked. The front is only cracked about 10" or so in one corner.

If I can get glass reasonably cheap for the side, I'd like to shorten the tank by a foot. Other wise, I'll shorten it by two feet and use a piece of the bottom for the side.

Anyone have a suggestion on cutting this glass? I'm leaning towards having a pro do it.
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Old 11-02-2009, 11:06 PM   #3
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well, you take a yardstick, some duct tape and your wife's engagement ring...

I'd call a pro, as this is well beyond score and crack.
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Yep, see if they can come to you though.

They will use a glass blade on a circular style saw.
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Old 11-03-2009, 12:21 AM   #5
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I agree, a pro is the way to go. I dont think it would cost much. You already have the 1" glass!
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1" glass must weigh a ton O_o.

I also say a pro would be best.
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plus if a pro does it, and breaks it, they have to replace it... imagine how much it would cost to replace 1" glass...
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:22 AM   #8
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cutting glass is pain in the butt!!! it takes about 4 people with hand tools to cut Plexiglas half that size. and bet that stuff is much more prone to cracking and flaking. and also i would think they would have to come to you then possible take it to there shop i dont know this kind of job could be done on site.

ps i know this because i use to work in a frame shop where we had to cut glass all the time it was very hard to get good at at least for me it was.
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Old 11-03-2009, 05:04 PM   #9
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Try a tile cutter with a new blade, they cut ceramic and stone tiles and are very clean cut.
BUT i would try on old glass or unusable piece first
theyare very good and cut best part everything
ceramic and glass are very similar
Plasplugs cutter is what i use and im a tiler its never not cut anything i have put in it but have not tried glass
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well, you take a yardstick, some duct tape and your wife's engagement ring...

I'd call a pro, as this is well beyond score and crack.

i didnt think cubic zirconium could cut glass.

i would definitely contact a professional or glass shop before trying it yourself.
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