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There's two steps to cutting glass, scoring and breaking. Right now we're going to talk
about scoring. Before you cut any glass, you want to make sure you have protective goggles
on, to protect your eyes from any shards that may fly at them. This is a glass scorer or
a glass cutter. This one is called a pistol grip, cause you hold it in your hand like
a pistol, they also come pencil grip. I prefer this, just cause it's easier on my wrist.
My glass cutter has oil inside, this oils the wheel making it easier to score the glass.
You can also dip your wheel in oil, if you don't have a self oiling cutter, or some people
don't use the oil at all, which is just fine. Scoring glass is very easy, but it takes a
little practice, so practice and be patient with it. What you do is you take the wheel
and put it right up close to one edge of the glass. You're going to use one pretty strong,
even motion all the way across the glass. If you heard that, that's a good thing. You
can also sometimes see the score line, that's also a very good thing. You can score in a
straight line, or you can score in a slightly curved line; nothing too curved cause then
it won't break right. Some people can score very a straight lines by hand, other people
like to use a ruler. I prefer the corked backed ruler because that keeps the ruler from slipping
on the glass, but any ruler will do. All you do is you hold the ruler down with one hand,
and you score along the edge with the other.