FOR THE CONTRACTOR: June 2008
October 31, 2008 By Glass Canada magazine
Drilling in glass and tile
requires exacting precision to prevent cracking and shattering. Bosch
Power Tools and Accessories has engineered its new Glass and Tile Bits
with a unique geometry to drill faster and last longer.
Drilling in glass and tile requires exacting precision to prevent cracking and shattering. Bosch Power Tools and Accessories has engineered its new Glass and Tile Bits with a unique geometry to drill faster and last longer. Starting at 1⁄8 inch up to one inch in diameter, the industry’s largest bit size, they are equipped with a three-flat shank to reduce slippage that leads to more accurate cutting.
These tungsten carbide bits are diamond ground to a precision point that eliminates walking and its reinforced head prevents the carbide from cracking. The new Glass and Tile Bits are best suited for working with glass, ceramic walls and ceramic floors, making it the best solution for cutting glass, bathroom installations, drilling and fastening mirrors, or even setting screws in glass furniture.
Bosch says the bits are a perfect solution for professional glaziers who need to drill into multiple materials and that the bits deliver a great balance between cost and performance by cutting faster and lasting longer than other carbide bits.
For more information contact Bosch Power Tools and Accessories at: (877) 267-2499, or visit www.boschtools.com n
Cuts in all directions
The Diamond Notch and Saw Machine, introduced by CR Laurence (CRL), is for creating notches and free-style pattern edge cuts. The company says this is one of the most amazing tools it has ever introduced to the glass fabrication industry.
It utilizes a fast cutting ring blade with specially coated diamonds that cuts in all directions. It can be used free hand and reduces labour time by 75 percent on patterns
such as crown molding with smooth, chip-free results. The adjustable jig tool can also be used to eliminate drilling, cutting labour time by more than 50 percent. No more double layouts are necessary and little or no sanding is required. This is also the only saw capable of producing strong, square corners.
The CRL Diamond Notch and Saw Machine utilizes a high quality 53⁄4 inch (146mm) steel ring blade, and cuts in all directions on glass up to 1⁄2 inch (12mm) thick. An internal sponge cover provides coolant so a separate coolant pump is not required. Optional radius templates create a wide variety of ‘U’ shape cut-outs. Specialty glass clamp and ‘mouse ear’ templates for CRL shower hinges eliminate the need for hole drilling, break-outs and costly CNC machine set up.
The kit includes the Diamond Notch and Saw Machine, standard ring blade, blade stabilizer with template disc, adjustable jig tool with 1⁄4 inch (6.3mm) radius templates, and a set of six replacement grommets.
The company says the CRL Diamond Notch and Saw Machine is one of the new CRL Brand power tools it has designed for the glass industry. The line includes cordless diamond saw kits, impact driver/drill kits, screwdriver kits and variable speed caulking kits, as well as a variety of belt sanders, a rotary tool kit and hot air gun kit. Designed exclusively for the glass industry, these tools represent CRL’s continuing effort to help glass professionals improve productivity and profitability.
For more information contact CR Laurence at: (877) 421-6144 , or visit www.crlaurence.com
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