The Taurus 3 ringsaw we sell is CE marked and complies with EU safety requirements; we don't charge you any more for this than non-CE marked versions that are sold elsewhere as we feel your safety is essential. All saws include a circuit breaker to comply with safety requirements.
This is simply one of the best glass saws on the market, capable of sawing a wide range of materials including glass, marble, stone, brick, tile, plexiglass, gold, silver, bronze, aluminium, stainless steel and porcelain.
Unlike a band saw, each ring blade has a 360 degree cutting surface (with the exception of the slicer blade), which means it can cut in any direction, so there is no need to keep turning the glass to cut curves or corners. Please see the video below for a demonstration of how this fabulous piece of kit works. The Taurus 3 has an integral water cooling system, and a very helpful spot light directly over the cutting blade. This model comes with a standard ring blade (suitable for cutting Art Glass up to 3mm thick), and we also stock a variety of different blades to suit all your cutting needs.
Another great thing about this saw it that it can not only be used as a work surface unit, but it also converts to a hand-held unit, so you can choose whether to bring the glass to the saw, or the saw to the glass. All in all, The Taurus 3 is a great addition to any studio.
Taurus advise gluing your pattern with clear liquid cement such as Elmer's Rubber Cement then coating the top of the pattern with the same glue. We have found that drawing the pattern onto the glass with a Sharpie Oil Paint Marker works quite well. Alternatively our customers have told us that using a standard Sharpie pen and coating the design with Vaseline works sufficiently. The idea is to try to keep the water from washing away your design as you cut.
An example of work using the Taurus 3 ring saw (from our 'Dichroic Secrets' class):
1 Standard Ring Blade (installed)
Integrated spot light which surrounds the blade while the saw is on.
Removable face shield
1 Instructional DVD as well as a written instruction manual
Integral water cooling system
230 V, 50 HZ
Worktop: 400 x 300 mm
Ring diameter 14.6 cm
The Taurus 3 as a hand saw:
One year warranty on the motor and construction parts.
There is no warranty on the blades or rotating parts. So keep in mind the “golden rule” to let the saw do the cutting and do not force the material.