Greetings all. I’ve been making decisions about studio equipment and want a wet saw. Looking at the one used at the Corning Studio (see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=711TLnGDr-Y
), I emailed Felker through their website and received the response:
“The saw in the video ... is a Felker Tilemaster saw. It is also the same as a the Husqvarna TS 250 X3. The only difference is color and the Husqvarna has a galvanized steel pan rather than a plastic pan. The water system to cool the blade is part of both saws. To cut glass we now have a blade made just for that. On the Husqvarna side it is called a Superlok Glass blade, on the Felker side it is called a GB 10. This blade has a high concentration of very fine diamonds and is designed to cut glass with a minimum of chipping.”
I also spoke with an artist who took a class at Corning and used the Felker saw. One limitation she mentioned – and which the instructor addressed – was the need to use a jig to change the angle at which the saw cuts. Apparently it can only do perpendicular (90 degree) angle cuts.