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Old 08-09-2012, 05:41 AM
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ive done a bit of glass work, that pull knife will have you mad in minute. either use a wire to cut it out , or get an astro air powered knife. they work well for the money. you also should use a glass primer around the edge.
Thats a great tool (I have one with a few different blades) ands its 10 times faster than the pull knife but it also has its limitations ,compared to the electric sawzall cutting tool is like comparing the astro to the pull knife, Its amazing seeing it in action for the first time. Unfortunatly the sawzall looking tool costs about 300+ and the stainless putty knife looking blade is around 100.+,so its only affordable to the pros that do glass work all day...

Anybody got any tricks to make the job easier???? (besides calling the glass guy) I have a couple I'll share..
If your using the piano wire ,getting it through the glue can be a challenge so what I do is heat up some tie wire cherry red and melt a hole through the glue for the wire, piecea cake....If you have the good pull knife you can also heat the blade up to make it cut faster.

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Old 08-09-2012, 08:23 AM
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My tip is to call the glass guy. I've broken several windshields over the years in my attempts to change them. I finally admitted changing windshields are beyond my ability.
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Thats a great tool (I have one with a few different blades) ands its 10 times faster than the pull knife but it also has its limitations ,compared to the electric sawzall cutting tool is like comparing the astro to the pull knife, Its amazing seeing it in action for the first time. Unfortunatly the sawzall looking tool costs about 300+ and the stainless putty knife looking blade is around 100.+,so its only affordable to the pros that do glass work all day...

Anybody got any tricks to make the job easier???? (besides calling the glass guy) I have a couple I'll share..
If your using the piano wire ,getting it through the glue can be a challenge so what I do is heat up some tie wire cherry red and melt a hole through the glue for the wire, piecea cake....If you have the good pull knife you can also heat the blade up to make it cut faster.
One trick I just remembered is to not do as I said running the blade against the glass, THAT is how you break the glass. I haven't cut out a laminated glass in years and forgot this. On tempered glass it works very well but on laminated you want to "sail" the knife thru the urethane and keep away from the glass.

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Old 08-11-2012, 05:42 PM
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I wonder how long do those Astro blades last, do they have replacement ones?
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:21 AM
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You can sharpen them but if you contact the company I'm sure they'll send you replacements if one was to break,I've never broken one though..
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