Glass is transparent, strong, but at the same time relatively fragile material. Glass differs in that it tolerates the effects of almost any temperature, including very high. Most often, special tools are used to process it, but if there are none, then you can use other construction tools. An ordinary grinder allows you to cut glass at home. At the same time, processing glass with a grinder usually takes very little time, even with an unprofessional master.
In order to cut glass with a grinder, you will need to use circles designed for concrete or granite as working nozzles. In order for the incision to turn out to be of high quality, it is necessary to regularly pour glass with cold water at the place where the incision is made during work. This need is due to the fact that the cut zone is very hot during operation, and too high temperatures contribute to the most rapid wear of the Bulgarian disc. Water cooling not only improves the quality of the cut, but also allows you to keep the disk as long as possible in good condition.
Using a grinder, you can cut several types of glass - bottle, crystal, ordinary and borosilicate. Organic glass is significantly different from ordinary in its characteristics. It is a durable yet lightweight material that can be produced in several colors. An angle grinder is used to cut such glass. Only thin circles, not more than 1 mm, can be used as nozzles. These nozzles are also commonly used for cutting ordinary glass.
The process of cutting organic glass is also accompanied by a significant increase in temperature in the field of work. Smoke is possible, in some cases the edges of the glass begin to melt. It should be borne in mind that the molten particles begin to fly apart, so during the execution of cutting it is necessary to show special care and accuracy. If safety rules are not followed, these particles contribute to the formation of skin burns. Timely cooling of the section of the circle and the place of cutting of organic glass will avoid such problems, and will also help to perform the cut most efficiently.