Using a Toyo cutter is like driving a fine tuned car, and just like picking a vehicle, each person has their preference when it comes to cutting tools. Try different tools before purchasing to see which one is the easiest for you to use in cutting glass.
These cutters come in comfort grip cutters and pistol grip cutters. They have a refillable oil reservoir in the handle. When the handle is depressed, the oil reservoir releases a tiny amount of oil to the cutter wheel. As the oil is fed to your score, you are ensured a more even score line. A standard carbide cutting wheel outlasts the standard steel wheel.
The comfort grip cutters are held much like a pencil. These cutters come in brass and acrylic. The brass handled cutter is almost impossible to destroy. Some individuals like to hold this cutter between the pointing finger and the middle finger, while others hold it like a pencil. Try both methods and see which one is the most comfortable for you.
The pistol grip cutter has a barrel shape and is held in the palm of your hand. The acrylic barrel has a comfort grip which makes using this cutter a breeze.
Score glass with just a minimum of effort. Because of the easy-grip acrylic handle the fatigue on your hand is reduced, even while can applying more pressure.
Eventually even a carbide cutting head will wear out. These parts can be purchased on the internet, or check with your local glass store.
The carbide cutting head is easy to replace. Simply loosen the Phillips head screw on the head and remove the blade. Insert a new blade and you are ready to start cutting again.
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