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07/02/14

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At First Glance, They Look Like a Regular Cutter, But Don't Be Fooled

MacInnes Cutters have been around for a long, long  time.  Decades. And chances are you never heard of them before.

OK, if you took one of Dan Fenton's courses, you probably saw Dan take out a gold handled cutter and do amazing things.  And you would have seen a MacInnes Cutter in action.

FEATURES YOU WON'T FIND ANYWHERE ELSE

  Here's what sets MacInnes Cutters apart from the rest

  • Precision Ground Tungsten Carbide cutting wheels.  You just can't find better wheels anywhere.  

  • Hardened tool steel head (see upper right photo) has specially ground wheel slot which prevents wheel wobble

  • Long wearing carbide axle holds up for long life performance

  • Interchangeable wheels.  Pick the precise wheel for the job or type of glass

  • NO CUTTER OIL NEEDED - No mess, no fuss, no clean up.  Especially important for cutting glass that will be kiln worked. Not to say that you can't use oil if that is your preference.

  • MADE IN USA, something very few cutters on the market can say today.

SPECIAL CARBIDE WHEELS

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MacInnes cutting wheels are made with absolute dedication to precision and quality.  Made from ultra fine grain tungsten carbide, they are produced by a proprietary process that gives you the sharpest wheel for the task at hand, coupled with exceptional durability and life.  The wheel surface (greatly enlarged at left) shows the perfectly machined angle and the special surface finish that gives the wheel the proper traction.

Wheels are made in 5/32 and 7/32in diameters.  The 5/32" is the more popular wheel for stained glass work as less hand pressure is required to make a proper score and the smaller diameter wheel follows your pattern line easier.

ORDERING MACINNES CUTTERS

Unlike most other cutters, you order components separately to fit your hand and your cutting needs.

PRECISION HANDLES

TWO HANDLE STYLES AVAILABLE
  • Right Hand
    (#MAC-HR)

  • Left Hand
    (#MAC-HL)

Order using the MAC-Catalog Number

CHOOSE YOUR HANDLE

The MacInnes Cutter uses a brass clip to hold the wheel and axle assembly in the hardened steel head.  Removing the clip allows you to change wheels for different cutting jobs or to replace the wheel when worn.

When cutting against a straight edge, you will want the clip on the side opposite the straight edge.  Since a right handed person will glide the LEFT side of the cutter head against the straight edge, a RIGHT HAND cutter (with clip on right side of the head) will be required.  The opposite is true for left handed people.  

All Handles are $44.99 each 

CARBIDE WHEELS



CHOOSE YOUR WHEEL FROM THE CHART AT RIGHT

All 5/32" Wheels are $10.39 ea

All 7/32" Wheels are $10.69 ea

MacInnes # Wheel Angle Sunshine Catalog # 5/32" diameter Sunshine Catalog # 7/32" diameter
1 105 MAC W51
MAC W71
2 115 MAC W52
MAC W72
3 125 MAC W53
MAC W73
4 134 MAC W54
MAC W74
5 138 MAC W55
MAC W75
6 145 MAC W56
MAC W76
Catalog Numbers in RED are Dan Fenton's recommendations for stained glass work.  See below
Use the #6 wheel for THICK GLASS such as 1/4" or thicker plate glass
DAN FENTON SAYS

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Use the #4 wheel for all of your general cutting. Use the #1 wheel on really hard surfaced glass (like some opals or seleniums). For best results in stained glass work, use the 5/32" wheel diameter  The 7/32" size is best for plate glass operations where most cuts are long and straight.
These are really the best cutters anywhere.

Dan used MacInnes cutters since the 70's.  It traveled with him from city to city as he presented seminars on all aspects of stained glass work.

PRE-ASSEMBLED COMBINATIONS

Sunshine will help take some of the decision making out of your purchase by having these popular combinations assembled and ready to go.
  • Right Hand Handle with 5/32" #4 wheel.  Order #MAC CR4

  • Left Hand Handle with 5/32" #4 wheel.  Order #MAC CL4

  • Right Hand Handle with 5/32" #1 wheel.  Order #MAC CR1

  • Left Hand Handle with 5/32" #1 wheel.  Order #MAC CL1

  • All of The above combinations are $54.99 each

Remember #1 wheels are for HARD surfaced glass,
#4 wheels are for everything else.

OTHER REPLACEMENT PARTS

  • Right Hand clip.  Order #MAC XCR   $1.99
    Note:  screws sold separately

  • Left Hand clip.  Order #MAC XCL    $1.99
    Note:  screws sold separately

  • Replacement screw for clip.  Order #MAC XS   $0.39

  • Carbide axle for all handles/wheels. 3/16" long.  Order #MAC XA   $2.49

SPECIAL NOTES ABOUT MacINNES CUTTERS

  • Carbide, while exceedingly hard, is also exceedingly brittle and can chip if brought into contact with other metal objects.  NEVER toss your MacInnes Cutter into your tool box with the rest of your pliers and stuff.  Always keep it in the plastic pouch it came in.  

  • The carbide wheels are packaged in little plastic bags that have the size and angle marked on it.  When swapping wheels, be sure to put the wheel in the right bag as it is tough to tell the wheel angle without specialized measuring devices.

  • When using your MacInnes Cutter for the first time, remember to go LIGHT with the pressure. The exceptionally sharp and clean cutting wheel needs less pressure to get an effective score than the cutter you are using now.

  • NO CUTTER OIL IS REQUIRED. You won't hurt things by using it dry (and some people prefer using their MacInnes Cutters with oil), but all MacInnes components are made to be used dry, so why make a mess? MacInnes products are made for industrial uses where oil residue would be a big problem, so all cutters have been designed to give a good, clean score without messy oil. A big plus for fusers.

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