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Posted 27 January 2007 - 07:04 AM

Hi all--

I did it; I broke down and bought a cutter's mate. Anyways...are the after purchase attachments(strip cutter and circle jig) worth the money? Or are there other, more reliable products being offered. I was thinking about the Morton Glass Shop for production strip cutting...and was investigating other circle cutters(Morton too.) Any suggestion from real life experience would be much appreciated. Thanks people.

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 03:17 PM

QUOTE(studioWI @ Jan 27 2007, 07:04 AM) View Post
Hi all--

I did it; I broke down and bought a cutter's mate. Anyways...are the after purchase attachments(strip cutter and circle jig) worth the money? Or are there other, more reliable products being offered. I was thinking about the Morton Glass Shop for production strip cutting...and was investigating other circle cutters(Morton too.) Any suggestion from real life experience would be much appreciated. Thanks people.

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I have several circle cutters, including the CM. They all cut circles. Most of them DO NOT allow you to mark where you want the circle center to be on the glass and line the cutter up from that. The only one that I have that does that is the Morton. The CM is easy to use and attaches to the rail you already have for the CM. I don't know how the price compares - I am too lazy to go look it up.

The CM strip cutter is what I use to cut down full sheets of glass. I have the L-O-N-G rail for that. It is good because I can get the same pressure on the cutter WAY out there where I can't reach. It cuts strips nicely, but you have to mark the glass and line it up by eyeball, or set up your own stop to get equal width strips.

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 08:53 PM

Greettings:
We now have free downloadable instructions for doing Arcs, Borders, and Circles
plus a sheet on how to find the center of a circle whether it is clear or opaque.
Ray http://cuttersmate.com




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Posted 19 February 2007 - 07:41 PM

QUOTE(glassgunner @ Feb 18 2007, 08:53 PM) View Post
Greettings:
We now have free downloadable instructions for doing Arcs, Borders, and Circles
plus a sheet on how to find the center of a circle whether it is clear or opaque.
Ray http://cuttersmate.com


Ray, when I know where I want the center of the circle to be, how do I get the Circle Pro positioned so that the center of the circle will be where I want it?

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 08:52 PM

Rebecca:

If you are cutting a 6 inch diameter circle, you would just measure
3 inches out from the center on each side of the center. Do this
again at approximately 90 degrees to your first two markings.
You should now have four points equidistant from the center.

Since the Circle Pro floats above the glass to allow you to position the
glass, line your marks up with the cutting wheel. Reposition the glass
until the wheel lines up with the four marks. Usually 3 rotations will do this.

Ray






QUOTE(Rebecca @ Feb 19 2007, 06:41 PM) View Post
Ray, when I know where I want the center of the circle to be, how do I get the Circle Pro positioned so that the center of the circle will be where I want it?

Rebecca



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Posted 20 February 2007 - 11:43 AM

QUOTE(glassgunner @ Feb 19 2007, 08:52 PM) View Post
Rebecca:

If you are cutting a 6 inch diameter circle, you would just measure
3 inches out from the center on each side of the center. Do this
again at approximately 90 degrees to your first two markings.
You should now have four points equidistant from the center.

Since the Circle Pro floats above the glass to allow you to position the
glass, line your marks up with the cutting wheel. Reposition the glass
until the wheel lines up with the four marks. Usually 3 rotations will do this.

Ray


That's what I have been doing. I wish there were a way to use the one center mark instead of swinging the cutter around trying to mate up to four marks. We need a laser pointer right in the middle!

Rebecca

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 12:35 PM

Rebecca:

I agree. That is what I came up with for the short time.
If we could put a module right in the center that has
a pointer on it, would that help ?

Your friend,
Ray

QUOTE(Rebecca @ Feb 20 2007, 10:43 AM) View Post
That's what I have been doing. I wish there were a way to use the one center mark instead of swinging the cutter around trying to mate up to four marks. We need a laser pointer right in the middle!

Rebecca



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Posted 20 February 2007 - 08:14 PM

QUOTE(glassgunner @ Feb 20 2007, 12:35 PM) View Post
Rebecca:

I agree. That is what I came up with for the short time.
If we could put a module right in the center that has
a pointer on it, would that help ?

Your friend,
Ray


It seems like it would. If it were a laser, you wouldn't have to look straight down on it. So as long as there was room to see under it enough to see if the laser was hitting the right place it would work. Do you think it could be done economically?

Or were you asking if a sharp stick would work? A sharp stick would help if it came pretty close to the glass surface. A laser would be cooler, though.

Rebecca


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Posted 20 February 2007 - 09:43 PM

Greetings Rebecca:
Let me ponder this and see what I can come up with.
A laser can be done very economically.
Your friend,
Ray

QUOTE(Rebecca @ Feb 20 2007, 07:14 PM) View Post
It seems like it would. If it were a laser, you wouldn't have to look straight down on it. So as long as there was room to see under it enough to see if the laser was hitting the right place it would work. Do you think it could be done economically?

Or were you asking if a sharp stick would work? A sharp stick would help if it came pretty close to the glass surface. A laser would be cooler, though.

Rebecca



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Posted 21 February 2007 - 08:16 AM

Greetings Rebecca:
Sorry this took so long. ;-)
I ordered the laser last night. It has a remote switch so
one can turn it on by pressure.
Your friend,
Ray

QUOTE(glassgunner @ Feb 20 2007, 08:43 PM) View Post
Greetings Rebecca:
Let me ponder this and see what I can come up with.
A laser can be done very economically.
Your friend,
Ray



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Posted 21 February 2007 - 09:11 PM

QUOTE(glassgunner @ Feb 21 2007, 08:16 AM) View Post
Greetings Rebecca:
Sorry this took so long. ;-)
I ordered the laser last night. It has a remote switch so
one can turn it on by pressure.
Your friend,
Ray


Cool! I get to be the tester, don't I?

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 09:22 PM

No, I get to be the tester. You get to be the user.
Your friend,
Ray

QUOTE(Rebecca @ Feb 21 2007, 08:11 PM) View Post
Cool! I get to be the tester, don't I?

Rebecca



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Posted 21 February 2007 - 09:26 PM

QUOTE(glassgunner @ Feb 21 2007, 09:22 PM) View Post
No, I get to be the tester. You get to be the user.
Your friend,
Ray


LOL! Can the one I have be retrofitted?

Rebecca

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 10:33 PM

Rebecca:

Easily.
I will be able to explain it to you in a paragraph.
How to attach, how to adjust. Once adjustment is made,
it will be set.
Your friend,
Ray



QUOTE(Rebecca @ Feb 21 2007, 08:26 PM) View Post
LOL! Can the one I have be retrofitted?

Rebecca



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Posted 10 March 2011 - 10:30 PM

Hi all--

I did it; I broke down and bought a cutter's mate. Anyways...are the after purchase attachments(strip cutter and circle jig) worth the money? Or are there other, more reliable products being offered. I was thinking about the Morton Glass Shop for production strip cutting...and was investigating other circle cutters(Morton too.) Any suggestion from real life experience would be much appreciated. Thanks people.

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I started out with a Morton system and ended up with the Cutter's Mate. I find it to be much more simple and straightforward to use. I get perfect circles every time. I use a ruler to line up strips and can do a whole sheet perfectly in no time at all. I absolutely love it!

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 10:12 AM

I started out with a Morton system and ended up with the Cutter's Mate. I find it to be much more simple and straightforward to use. I get perfect circles every time. I use a ruler to line up strips and can do a whole sheet perfectly in no time at all. I absolutely love it!



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Posted 02 October 2014 - 01:42 PM

When I use the CM against a pattern template piece, it seems to add about 1/4".....am I doing something wrong? This is crazy making when grinding.



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Posted 12 October 2014 - 01:48 PM

The Cutters' Mate uses the same type cutter head as any other glass cutter, so just like any other glass cutter, when you use a pattern you need to put the cutter wheel at the edge of the pattern, not the side of the cutter head. 

 

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