Stained Glass Equipment
Learn about the different types of stained glass equipment and tools used in making stained glass.
Get a list of which equipment and tools you need and which ones are optional.
Types of Stained Glass Cutting ToolsCutting glass is really not difficult, but you do need the right tools.
There are various hand glass cutters to choose from. My personal favorite glass cutter is the pistol cutter.
Be sure to pick a cutter that works well for you, as this is a stained glass tool you will use constantly.
For more information on stained glass cutting tools, check out Types of Cutting Tools
Stained Glass GrindersGrinders, for me, are an essential tool.
Yes, you could use a diamond file, but the time and effort needed far out weighs buying a grinder.
Using a grinder, allows you to smooth out cuts for better fit as well as lessen the chances of cutting yourself.
For more information on stained glass grinders, check out Ginders
Foiling ToolsOnce your piece is cut out, you will need to foil it.
Glass can be hand foiled without any additional tools other than a foil burnisher, but this can become very time consuming and sometimes frustrating.
I have found that using a table foiler, makes it a lot easier and faster.
For more information on foiling tools, check out Copper Foil Tools
Stained Glass SawsGlass saws are really a nice tool.
They can be considered necessary when you are working on complicated or intricate designs.
Is it a tool you need to buy when you first start?
No, but as you continue your work with stained glass, it is a tool that will make your life easier.
You will be choosing your saw based on its power, cutting radius, size and of course, its price.
For more information on glass saws, check out Stained Glass Saws
Soldering Irons and Soldering EquipmentOnce pieces are foiled, you will need to solder them together.
There are many choices when picking soldering equipment.
You will need a soldering iron, solder, iron stand and a temperature controller.
For more information on irons and related items, check out Soldering Irons and Equipment
Came Saws and Came BendersTwo additional tools you might want to consider are the came bender and the came saw.
These tools will make finishing your stained glass art work much easier.
For more information on came saws and benders, check out Metal Came Tools
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