Cutting Laminated Glasscomments (3) December 14th, 2012 in Blogs
Laminated glass is increasingly popular for its impact-resistance and sound-deadening qualities. Because there is a plastic core between the two layers of glass, however, there's a trick to cutting it. Using a glass cutter, score both sides of glass. Then squirt a small amount of ethyl alcohol along the cut on one side and light it. This melts the plastic core. Then, using a pair of glass pliers, snap away the excess. Heavy gloves and safety glasses are must-wear gear for this operation.
Thanks to Wooden Window Inc. of Oakland, CA, for sharing this tip--just one of the thousands of field-tested tips and techniques you'll find in Renovation 4th Edition. Brand new from Taunton Press, R4's 614 pages include 1,000 photos, 250+ detailed technical drawings and lifetimes of experience. It would make a great gift.
© Michael Litchfield 2012
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