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#1 sdlldl

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 04:45 PM

How is Beetle Bits Glass Cutting System different from the Morton's system? What are the advantages over the Morton's system?

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 09:49 PM

QUOTE(sdlldl @ Jul 11 2008, 04:45 PM) View Post
How is Beetle Bits Glass Cutting System different from the Morton's system? What are the advantages over the Morton's system?

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David.




Beetle System- Comes with compass to indicate what angle you are cutting at.

Morton System - Has no indicator for your angles. You have to refer to the 32 page
manual to find out what square you have to plug in the bar locks
and which hash mark to use. 5 pages of instructions to find angles.
Requires you to mark out 56 squares on your grid surface with
numbers from 1 to 28 from right to left and 1 to 28 from left to right.

Beetle System - Includes a 23" wear resistant straight edge that is 3/8"thick.
ALSO an optional 35" wear resistant straight edge for longer scores.


Morton System - Includes a 22" aluminum non-hardened straight edge 1/4" thick.
ALSO an optional 31" aluminum non-hardened straight edge.

Beetle System - 24" Zero Mark ruler available in inch and metric.

Morton System - 12" ruler (non zero mark) in inch and millimeter.


Beetle System - Allows the use of a TRADITIONAL cutter OR a TRACKING glass cutter such as the Flying Beetle Glass Cutter.

Morton System - You HAVE to use a TRADITIONAL cutter.

These are just a few differences.

Ray Nicholas Mfr. Beetle Bits etc.


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Posted 11 July 2008 - 10:02 PM

QUOTE(sdlldl @ Jul 11 2008, 05:45 PM) View Post
How is Beetle Bits Glass Cutting System different from the Morton's system? What are the advantages over the Morton's system?

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David.


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Posted 12 July 2008 - 08:43 AM

QUOTE(sdlldl @ Jul 11 2008, 04:45 PM) View Post
How is Beetle Bits Glass Cutting System different from the Morton's system? What are the advantages over the Morton's system?

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David.



David:
Carol received the Beetle Bits Glass Cutting System AND the Flying Beetle Glass
Cutter for Christmas last year.
She had very limited skills in cutting glass then. She cut the 1/4" diamonds featured in
the ad below using Spectrum mirrored ruby water glass.
Her first project was a high tech version of Dorothy's slipper.
Five months later, this beginner, hobbyist, novice is featured in an international magazine
(Glass Patterns Quarterly) doing a tutorial using the Beetle Bits System with professional results.
A picture tells a thousand words.







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