Glass cutter


Glass cutter

:"See also article: Cutting"

A glass cutter is a hand tool which aids in the cutting (strictly, the controlled breaking) of flat or sheet glass. The wheel is usually about 5mm diameter and made of hardened steel or tungsten carbide with its edge ground to a V-section. In use, the cutter or the glass is wetted with oil or paraffin. Then the cutter is pressed tightly against the glass and a line is scribed with the help of a ruler to form a split in the surface of the glass. The split may then be widened by carefully tapping on the opposite side of the glass with a hard tool, but this reduces the smoothness of the broken edge. Finally, the glass is bent in the direction that was not scribed. With some experience, the break will occur along the scribed line.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Glass cutter — Glass Glass (gl[.a]s), n. [OE. glas, gles, AS. gl[ae]s; akin to D., G., Dan., & Sw. glas, Icel. glas, gler, Dan. glar; cf. AS. gl[ae]r amber, L. glaesum. Cf. {Glare}, n., {Glaze}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. A hard, brittle, translucent, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glass cutter — n. 1. a person whose work is cutting sheets of glass to desired sizes or shapes 2. a person whose work is etching designs on glass surfaces 3. a tool for cutting glass glass cutting n …   English World dictionary

  • glass cutter — noun 1. someone who cuts or grinds designs on glass • Syn: ↑glass cutter • Hypernyms: ↑cutter 2. someone who cuts flat glass to size • Syn: ↑glass cutter, ↑glassworker, ↑glazier, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • glass-cutter — noun 1. someone who cuts or grinds designs on glass • Syn: ↑glass cutter • Hypernyms: ↑cutter 2. someone who cuts flat glass to size • Syn: ↑glass cutter, ↑glassworker, ↑glazier, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • glass cutter — glass′ cut ter n. 1) bui a tool for cutting glass 2) a person who cuts glass into specified sizes 3) a person who etches or otherwise decorates the surface of glass • Etymology: 1695–1705 glass′ cut ting, n …   From formal English to slang

  • glass cutter — glass cutting. 1. a tool for cutting glass. 2. a person who cuts glass into specified sizes. 3. a person who etches designs onto or otherwise decorates the surface of glass. [1695 1705] * * * …   Universalium

  • glass cutter — person who cuts glass; tool for cutting glass …   English contemporary dictionary

  • glass-cutter — /ˈglas kʌtə/ (say glahs kutuh) noun 1. a person who cuts or etches the surface of glass. 2. a tool for cutting glass …   Australian English dictionary

  • glass cutter — noun A hand tool used for scoring a piece of glass so that it can be snapped cleanly in two …   Wiktionary

  • Cutter — may refer to: Contents 1 Tools 2 Companies 3 Sport 4 …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.