Stained glass kits are an awesome way to tap into your inner artist. But they do not work so good if you do not have a good stained glass cutter.
Here are some tips for choosing a glass cutter, for any budget, to help you make good accurate cuts in this burgeoning art form.
Option No.1: Pen-Shaped
For those on a budget pen shaped glass cutters are the best way to go. (Their cost is about 10-20 dollars.)
Perhaps the biggest downside to these is how they feel. For those with older hands, like me, these can be a tad difficult. (Basically if writing with a pen cramps your hand, then this kind of cutter might be a little tough.)
Pros / Cheap, very portable.
Cons / Not the easiest to grip, Can be somewhat imprecise with cuts.
Option No.2: Pull Out Your Pistol
The next standard in cutters is the pistol-shaped version. Most folks who are hard-core artsits in this field will use a cutter of this kind. The feel is great and your cuts can be really precise.
But these cutters are not ultra cheap. Coming in at a pricetag of 20-40 dollars this can be a bit more than most people want to spend.
Pros / super ergonomic; good cutting ability.
Cons / Not as cheap as a pen shape.
Option No.3: Step Into the Circle
When it comes to finding the highest quality glass cutter nothing beats a circle glass cutter. What are these? Cutters that operate on a swivel mount which you mount on your desk. There's no easie way to use a glass cutter.
Of course you have to pay some extra money for the convenience. And they also are a bit big and bulky. So they are not super ideal for taking over to your friend's house to work on some glass.
Pros / Excellent cutting; easy and simple to operate.
Cons / Not portable; spendy.
Source by Machelle Firth