ProControl Glass Nipper
A sophisticated and ergonomic hand tool for cutting stained glass and glass mosaic tile. The ProControl Mosaic Glass Nipper is a compression nipper with numerous improvements to appeal to professional mosaic artists who are cutting glass tile and sheet:
- aluminum hand plier with cushion grip
- lighter weight (240 grams)
- longer handles (2.5 cm extra) to make cutting easier
- tile thickness lock reduces hand fatigue
- has a hex key built into the back for adjusting or changing the blades, and for tightening the fulcrum
- cutting-depth guide helps make uniform cuts
- thicker, more comfortable handle grips
- replaceable carbide steel cutting blades
- can be adjusted depending on tile thickness and preferred cut depth
- suitable for left or right-handed users without adjustment
These nippers cut glass up to 9.5mm thick with minimal crushing and splintering, and easily cut molded tile into quarters, halves and triangles. The circular blades do not actually rotate while cutting.
Replacement blades will be available, although the blades should last for years if you don’t abuse them by attempting to cut materials other than glass, which may impact the precision of the tool itself.
Maintaining your Nippers
- clean off any adhesive regularly. Silicone is best removed with baby wipes before it sets
- ensure the fulcrum allen-head screw is kept firmly tightened. The attached Allen Key is designed for this
- tighten the 3 position tile thickness lock periodically. This can be done with a Phillips Head screwdriver
- use the Allen Key to loosen the blades to rotate them as they wear. A set of blades should last for some time
- replace the blades when you have completed one rotation. I will be stocking the spare wheels
Safety and Cutting Tile
- Always wear safety glasses with side shields when using the cutters.
- Make sure that you don’t cut glass around people who are not wearing safety glasses. Flying chips could potentially hit their eyes as easily as yours.
- Never use a mosaic glass cutter to cut materials other than glass, especially hard porcelain. Cutting materials other than glass may ruin the precision of the cutters, and the wheels may shatter.
- Be aware that cutting glass tile can produce sharp tiny slivers. Never sweep off a work surface with your bare hand. Use a vacuum or counter brush.