So I had to find my slab cutter (I have two - a 6" and a 4" - I like using the 6", larger cutting surface )
I am trying out my new blades today the pro slicer and the gorilla blade
The pro slicer is thinner and I found too flexible where the gorilla blade gave me a nice straight cut when I need it .
Site for Slab Saw : http://www.hitechdiamond.com/home.php?cat=1
Normally I set it outside on my picnic bench, dresss in a garbage bag and put on my safety glasses and hunch over and spend a few hours cutting.
Saturday I installed my new counter and laundry tub sink and hooked up the water
Note - I hooked up the cold water tap and then found that if you open the hot water tap it will flow out that tap underneath and I did not have any hose on it and it ran out onto the floor (evidently can run through both taps) unless you hook that up too. So I have to connect the hot water tap (put a hose on and connect to the water for now - but at least I have a sink with a drain and cold water - if sunny I have hot water LOL but looking at those mini tankless on demand water heaters.
Because the sink is installed I wanted to put the saw in the sink (just fits)so that the water can run down the drain.
I used one of the splash guards from one of my grinders which worked extremely well to keep the water from the blade within the sink area
not only that I could sit and cut which made it much easier
Site for Blades; http://www.facetingaccessories.com/diamonddblades.shtml
I installed the pro slicer blade first to try out . Always nice to have a fresh blade for cutting.
The blade on and the well filled with water about 1/4 up the blade
The cover back on and the blade is through the table top and the arm that keeps the water forced down over the blade is put down . I turn on to test before cutting to make sure the blade runs freely
I start to cut
Once cut I pile into a box
They look milky - its the water and grindings
Leftover pieces that I will refuse later
washed and dried ready to be put into the kiln for the final fusing
I found I liked the gorilla blade - the Pro was good but too flexible - the Gorilla blade held straight for the straight cuts and in this batch I wanted to make longer pieces.
Fingers are all sore and rough from pushing glass edges I should use some sort of protection but I like to feel the glass when I'm using the saw. More control