13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Works much better than the wheel types, 7 Dec. 2011
I needed to cut some thin glass (1.5 mm thickness) to replace a broken meter glass. This tool works very well and produced a much better cut than the equivalent tungsten carbide wheel types. Practice on a piece of scrap glass first as it is important to get the angle between the cutter and the glass right for an even score. Watch that the cutter does not chip the glass as it runs off the edge. Dipping the glass in white spirit did not produce any noticeable improvements. Others are right to score the glass only once - going over the score produces an uneven cut. Once scored, the glass parted very easily with very little pressure. It was not necessary to use pliers or any tool to do this. For the price, this is an excellent choice. I don't know how long it will last, but I have made about 25 cuts so far with no problems. Note I have not tried it with thicker glass.
The construction of the tool is actually quite good - the handle is wooden and the metal parts brass. The head and side cutter are screwed in place. If you have had poor results with the wheel types buy one of these - you cannot go wrong at the price!