Tile and Glass Cutting Instructions
Industrial Grade Carbide Wheel Made In England Oil wheel assembly before use with light oil (kerosene or WD-40)
Hold the pliers as close as possible to the carbide wheel at 45 degrees. You should see the wheel clearly.
DON’T PUSH; PULL TOWARD YOU FIRMLY WITH EVEN PRESSURE (8 lbs on glass, 25 lbs on tile) from edge to edge once only.
STRAIGHT CUTS – Clamp a thin metal straight edge or T-Square on the surface.
Open the pliers and place the separating clamp on top of the middle of the scored line (wheel assembly underneath). Raise the end up slightly and gently squeeze the back of the handles increasing pressure slowly until the tile or glass separates. RADIUS/CURVED CUTS: Make a template and mark desired curve on the surface first. You can see the wheel, follow your mark scoring very firmly (30 lbs) from edge to edge. Both sides on each edge of the radius must be separated. Place the separating clamp on the middle of the first edge of the scored radius, gently squeeze increasing pressure slowly until you see half (small crack) of the tile or glass separate. Then do the same thing on the opposite half of the radius. Gently squeeze until you see (small crack) or hear it join in the middle. The whole radius will separate if you gently tap underneath the tile with the top of the tile cutter.
Plastic and Laminate Cutting Instructions
Hardened, Tempered Blue Spring Steel Made In The U.S.
Place the material on a hard flat surface. Clamp a straight edge on the surface. With even pressure firmly draw the bottom point of the steel blade toward you several times from edge to edge until the groove is 20% through the material. Important: extend scribed line to the very edge. ROUGH MATERIAL: scribe reverse side. NARROW STRIPS: scribe until the groove is 30% through the material. Grip edge with pliers and gently separate working slowly down the sheet.
Place the material with the scribed line up directly over the middle of a round (1″) bar. Starting from the top, apply equal downward pressure on both sides of the groove and work slowly down the sheet.
Position material with scribed line at the edge of a bench or table top. Hold a piece of wood on the groove and press the middle edge of the overhanging piece down.
LAMINATES (Formica, etc.): Hold a piece of wood on the groove and lift the one side up toward you.
BEVELED EDGE: Draw the hook portion of the blade along the edge.
THIN METAL SHEETS (Aluminum, Tin, Copper): scribe firmly, then bend the metal on the groove back and forward until separated.
RESHARPEN STEEL BLADE
Use a fine file to grind the flat hooked part of the blade.