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LEAD NIPPERS
LEAD NIPPERS are the quick and easy way to cut lead came. They resemble ordinary wire cutters, but their specially hardened and flush ground cutting face nips your lead neatly. Cuts miters without any trouble. Spring loaded jaws. Use these for cutting lead ONLY. Cutting other materials, even soft wire, may cause the hardened cutting edges to chip.
LEAD NIPPERS (#0839)
These entry level lead cutters do a fine job. Cuts lead came neat and clean. 6" long overall.
$9.98
#08405 -- Fan Out Lead Nippers FAN OUT LEAD NIPPERS (#08405)
Fan Out brand nippers are known throughout the world as the finest quality at any price. 6” long. Every professional studio should have one!
$39.98
LEAD KNIVES
LEAD KNIVES are the traditional method for cutting lead. Knives work better than nippers on wide lead. With weighted end for driving horseshoe nails. Hint: keep knife sharp using a sharpening stone, and then rub on block of paraffin to help the knife slip through the came.
GERMAN DON CARLOS LEAD KNIFE (#08369)
Super sharp stainless blade will take and keep an edge. The Web Master bought his Don Carlos back in the 70's, and still has it handy.

You will find this knife on the benches of big name studios around the world. If you are working seriously in lead came, you want this tried and true tool on your bench.

$75.99 with free shipping to the Lower 48 United States

CASCADE LEAD KNIFE (#08361)
Sharp steel blade makes this a better than average student knife.
$7.99

EASY CUT LEAD CUTTER (#0838)
This is the
easy way to neatly cut came. Especially useful for mitering corners or to cut many pieces the same size. Very sharp blade with wooden handle makes for effortless cutting. Shown ready for 45° cut.  
$54.95

LEAD WORKING TOOLS
LEAD WORKING TOOLS make working in came easier and quicker.
LEAD VISE (#08721)
This is a highly effective yet inexpensive lead vise. Spring loaded jaws hold your came in place as you pull. Use for STRAIGHTENING lead came. Don't STRETCH came, just pull hard and long enough to get the lead straight (pulling too far takes the temper out and narrows the channel). Holds lead securely; won't pinch fingers. With mounting hole to fasten to your work bench.
$9.99
STANTON STRETCHER (#08729)
An effortless way to stretch lead came. Mount the Stanton Stretcher at one end of the table, and a regular lead vise at the other end. Place the lead in each, and stretch. The leverage of the Stanton Stretcher effortlessly straightens your came. NOTE: be sure to stretch only until the came is straight. Overstretching will greatly weaken the came. This quality tool is made in the USA by Glastar!
$114.99
STANTON STRETCHER ADJUSTABLE RAIL ACCESSORY KIT (#08728)
The Adjustable Rail System works with your Stanton Stretcher to help you stretch lead of any length. The sliding lead vise allows you to stretch a piece of lead from 4" to 6' and anywhere in between. The Rail System is purchased as an optional accessory for the Stanton Stretcher and does not include the Stanton Stretcher. This quality tool is made in the USA by Glastar!
$149.99
NOTE: Special Order Item, please allow two weeks for delivery
LEAD STOPS, PK OF 25 (#08849)
These are handy plastic devices that hold your glass and came in place while assembling your panel. One side is "male" to hold the came in place, one side is "female" to hold the glass in place. Sturdy plastic is soft enough to be gentle on your glass yet firm enough to hold everything in place. Use with lead, zinc, brass or copper cames. Pack of 25 are enough for most projects. $5.98 per pack of 25

Note: Horse shoe nails are not included (see below)

#0883 -- Horseshoe Nails HORSESHOE NAILS
are used for holding work in place. Flat edges go easy on the glass. 2" size with large head. Sold in Packs of 15 or 100

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#0158 -- Push Pins PUSH PINS
An alternative to horseshoe nails. Push pins have aluminum heads, and a 5/8" long pin. Works well with ceiling tiles or homasote board work surfaces. Sold in Packs of 16 or 100
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#0885 -- Glazing Hammer

GLAZING HAMMER (#0885)
Comes with hard plastic and soft rubber faces. Use rubber face to tap glass in place when working in lead came. Hard plastic face drives horseshoe nails. Sturdy handle.
$6.99

WOODEN FID (#08741)
This is an all around tool that is used for opening lead channels and for trimming away excess putty and cement. Approx 5" long.
$3.95

PLASTIC FID (#0874)
is a handy, multipurpose fid, 8" long. Opens lead came, burnishes foil, scrapes putty, lifts glass into place etc. Looks funny, but works serious.
$2.49

PLASTIC BURNISHER (#0879)
is for rubbing your foil tight to the glass or for working with lead came. Sturdy white nylon, 8" long.
$1.49

ZINC, BRASS AND COPPER WORKING TOOLS
ZINC, BRASS AND COPPER WORKING TOOLS are specialized for working with these stiffer styles.
ZINC AND BRASS ROLLER (#1750)
bends your brass, copper or zinc came to even, precise curves without crimping or kinking. Comes with specially designed roller dies for accurate bending of both “U” and “H” cames. Constructed with cast aluminum base and machined dies
$149.98
THE LI’L NOTCHER is a cutting tool that puts a notch in 1/8” U brass, copper or zinc channel. It allows the came to go around sharp corners without puckering. It saves you having to cut or miter the channel to make corners when using 1/8” channel (U170-Series cames) for borders. Two models are available:
90° CORNERS (#1751) for squares and rectangles $67.99
45° CORNERS (#1752) for octagons and hexagons $67.99
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GRYPHON CAME SAW

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The Gryphon Came Saw is made to quickly and accurately cut your Zinc, Brass or Copper Cames - plus steel rebar -  with its efficient abrasive blade. An optional toothed blade will make fast work of lead came.
A real time saver!

PATTERN SHEARS
PATTERN SHEARS remove a small strip from your paper pattern to allow for the heart of the lead, or the foil on the edge of your glass.

We have quite the assortment of pattern shears - so many they have their own page.
CLICK HERE to see our assortment

BRUSHES FOR CEMENTING YOUR LEADED GLASS PANELS
CEMENTING BRUSHES are used in the last step of a lead came project - cleaning excess cement from the panel and burnishing your lead came to a deep, lustrous finish.
Click Here to see our selection of cement, putty and whiting
PZAZ LUSTER BRUSH

Saves hours of work vs. your standard cement brushes. Complete instructions are included. Made in USA

Add pzaz to your finished project with a high, lustrous shine. This is the natural bristle brush that you will see Tommy G. use in his how-to DVD's. The Pzaz Brush will clean the glass and polish the lead and patinated copper foil in seconds. Use this brush with any lightweight hand held power drill (battery or corded). Hold brush at a slight angle and run it back and forth over a small area. A 12" x 12" section should take about 30 seconds to polish. Order:
  • Complete brush and hub assembly with quick and easy instructions on use (#1753)  $41.95

  • Replacement Brush  (#1754)  $20.95

STANDARD CEMENT BRUSHES
Our cement brushes are made with natural tampico fiber bristles. They are used to push cement under the leaf of the came. Available in two sizes:

Small Cement Brush - 1-1/4 x 4-1/2 inches with 1/2 inch long bristles. A best seller. Made in USA.
$3.59  Order #0670

Large Cement Brush - 2-1/4 x 7-1/4 inches with 1 inch long bristles. Made in USA
$5.99 Order #0671


IMPORTANT NOTE: Be sure to use brushes with natural tampico fiber bristles. Brushes with plastic or other synthetics may melt on contact with the solvents used in cements
 

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