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The Best Grinder Head for Edge Grinding Glass

If you use a common stained glass grinder to grind the edges of your glass before fusing, you will sometimes discover that the edges of the glass can devitrify, or take on a scummy, ugly appearance.

This is easily solved by using a "fine" grinding head, rather than the ordinary "medium" head.  The fine head does a better job of smoothing out the edges of the glass and helps prevent devitrification during the firing. 

If you have a lot of grinding to do, use the normal head first, then switch to the fine head for one last pass along the edge.  And don't forget to clean the edges (and the surface) of the glass before firing.

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Copyright 2005 Brad Walker.  All rights reserved.

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