The use of glass saws for cutting fusing and stained glass items is increasing, a number of glass saws are now available at a reasonable cost for the home glass artist.
One of the major saws in use today is the band saw, it can be used for both fusing glass and stained glass work.
Band saws are available in a range of sizes and styles. A steel ribbon blade with a diamond-coated edge is used to cut the glass.
Glass is cut by gently pushing it into the blade, due to the flexibility of the blade intricate patterns and shapes can be cut.
The more expensive saws are capable of cutting thicker pieces of glass than the general range of other saws. Cheaper saws are generally not suited to heavy duty cutting.