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MacInnes Tool Corporation provides precision industrial cutting instruments for glass including PRO-SCORE hand-held cutters, PRO-SCORE glass cutting wheels, inserts, carbide axles, and MACTO wheel mounts and offers PRO-SCORE glass cutter resharpening services.
 

Technical Guides

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Technical Guide for Glass Cutting
Table of Contents

The Technical Guide is divided into two sections. The first section deals with information relating to two types of cutting: conventional cutting and pressure cutting. The second section has detailed descriptions of three categories of glass cutting: straight line machine cutting, machine pattern cutting, and hand cutting.

Section 1 - Two Basic Types of Cutting

Section 2 - Three Basic Categories of Cutting

  • Part 1 - Straight Line Machine Cutting
    • Description of On-Ribbon Machine Cutting
    • Description of Off-Line Machine Cutting
    • Process Considerations for Cutting Set Up of On-Ribbon Machine Scoring
    • Process Considerations for Cutting Set Up for off-line Machine Cutting
    • Wheel Selection Guide for 3/32” Glass and Thinner
    • Wheel Selection Guide for 3/32” Glass through 1/2” Glass
       
  • Part 2 - Machine Pattern Cutting
    • Description of Machine Pattern Cutting
    • Process Considerations for Cutting Set Up for Machine Pattern Cutting (Conventional Cutting)
    • Process Considerations for Cutting Set Up for Machine Pattern Cutting (Pressure Cutting)
    • Wheel Selection Guides for Machine Pattern Cutting (Conventional Cutting)
    • Wheel Selection Guides for Machine Pattern Cutting (Pressure Cutting)
       
  • Part 3 - Hand Cutting
    • Description of Hand Cutting
    • Considerations for Cutting Set up for Hand Cutting (1/16” and Thinner Glass)
    • Considerations for Cutting Set Up for Hand Cutting (1/16” – 3/8”Glass)
    • Considerations for Cutting Set Up for Hand Cutting (3/8” – 1”Glass)
    • Wheel Selection Guide for Hand Cutting (1/16” and Thinner Glass)
    • Wheel Selection Guide for Hand Cutting (1/16” - 3/8” Glass)
    • Wheel Selection Guide for Hand Cutting (3/8” - 1” Glass)

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