Quick Glass Cutting Basics
How to do-it-yourself instructional on cutting glass for picture framing and other handyman projects. Demonstrates cutting procedures and use of Cut-Running Pliers. OK so I like to put it on a piece of cardboard as you see on top of my workbench. I bring it right to the edge here. I'm going to be cutting across there. I'll take a steel ruler and also align it perfectly across the edge so I have an exact parallel cut. I'm going to take my gluing clamps and place them across the bottom so that the ruler can't move when I'm etching my line. OK I'm going to put a drop of tenacious oil on the wheel, every time I use it because it's going to clog up with glass debris and you want it running freely in order to do the cut. Now listen for this sound, it's critical that you be making the same noise so that you ensure that you're making a good score across. [Glass cutting] Listen for that sound. You probably want to wear gloves to do this. So just line that up. There we go.