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Old 10-09-2011, 07:48 PM
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yahoooo..I cut my windshield and installed it.

Yessssssss. cut my windshield 1/4 in and installed it all in 1 afternoon..Fits great and looks even better.. Used my old glass grinder from when I did stained glass windows. Its a diamond bit sitting in a water bath..Boy am I happy..

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Old 10-09-2011, 10:34 PM
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Awesome! Could you post a picture of the glass cutter that you used?
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Could you post a picture of the glass cutter that you used?
Don't know what Darkside is using...but here is the glass grinder I have used for trimming auto glass. I don't think I'd want to try cutting away 1/4" of glass with this unit, but it works for shaving away small areas to get a nice, tight final fit.

The "screen" section on the top of the unit has a water reservoir under it. The water is wicked up to the diamond grinding wheel by a small piece of sponge...which you can see if you inspect the photo closely.

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Old 10-10-2011, 08:58 AM
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Very interesting looking tool there Dewey.

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Very interesting looking tool there Dewey.
This is a grinder designed for stained glass and NOT for tempered automotive glass or laminated windshield glass. However, like Dark Side, I have used it on occasion for shaping laminated glass. I have also used it to round the edges of tempered glass. But I don't recommend running out to buy this tool if you are looking to do a top chop or cutting down some glass for other reasons.

I've been told it is particularly risky to use this type of grinder on tempered glass due to the internal stresses that are built into that type of glass (commonly used in your side windows and rear window.) The entire piece could potentially shatter in your hands if the wheel catches an edge wrong. I think most professional glass cutters with automotive experience would be mortified to see this machine used for cutting down or shaping tempered glass and probably laminated glass as well.

I have used it in a pinch but I'm not going to go on record recommending it to others. You do so totally at your own risk.
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cut glass

The picture is just like the one I used. I tried it on my broken windshield first. I jammed the the windshield in and went back and forth and pushed hard then soft. Wanted to see how hard I could go before I broke the glass. Didn't break the glass and did a great job . I cut a grove 1/2 deep in about 2 minutes. It might not be made for this but I had no where to turn because nobody would do it . As I say it worked for me.....yesssssssssssss.
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