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Gemini Apollo / Taurus 3 - Wire Replacement Blades
Gemini Apollo & Taurus 3 Wire Replacement Blades


 
Price: $84.31


Product Code: 10-00328


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Gemini Saw - Apollo / Taurus 3 Wire Blades

The Gemini Wire Blades work with the Gemini Taurus 3 Ring Saw, and when used with the Apollo Wire Blade Cartridge, the Gemini Apollo Ring Saw. The electroplated wire blades are designed for omni-directional cutting, extreme detail, and intricate curves. The ability to cut in any direction makes these blades the most versatile for shape cutting. These blades are best suited for thinner materials such as 1/8” art glass, wall tile, 1/4” acrylic and other softer materials.

The electroplated surface is a single layer of diamonds held on by nickel. As the nickel wears down, the diamond is released. Cutting hard or thick material will knock the high points of the diamonds off, making them smoother but slower. While these blades do not last as long as sintered blades (the cutting speed becoming progressively slower throughout the blade’s life) they can still last a long time when using an optimal cutting technique and cutting thin or soft materials.

When using a proper cutting technique that does not force the material through but lets the blade do the cutting to achieve the best feed speed and feel of the cut, the blades can last years. Even without getting the feel of the cut, the blades typically last 40-60 hours. With the ability to cut in any direction, the wire blades make a great compliment to the sintered ring blades. The sintered ring saw blade can used to do the majority of the work while the wire blade can be used for detail.



Standard Blade (Gemini Part # 1111)
A general, multi-purpose blade for omni-directional cutting in a variety of materials. With a round shape and 360 degree coating, the blade has the strength and versatility to cut quickly while grinding the edge, leaving it chip free and smooth. Stained Glass pattern making is made simple and easy with this blade because the material does not need to be turned while cutting but simply moved in any direction.

  • Blade Shape: Round .072 Diameter (note 1/16" equals .0 63 and 1mm equals .0394) Grit is aggressive.
  • Material Thickness Capacity: 3/8", normal use is 1/8" art glass, 1/4" soft wall tile.
  • What to Avoid: 3/8" fused glass pieces, or thick material in general.
  • Average Blade Life: 40-60 hours


Slim Blade (Gemini Part # 1112)
A thinner version of the Standard Blade, the Slim Blade is designed for producing the most intricate designs. It also features omni-directional cutting capabilities, but can cut quicker front to back and leaves a smaller kerf (0.062) than the Standard Blade.

  • Blade Shape: Oval .062 x .072 (front to back). Grit is aggressive.
  • Material Thickness Capacity: 3/8", normal use is 1/8" art glass, 1/4" wall tile.
  • What to Avoid: 3/8" fused glass pieces, thick material in general.
  • Average Blade Life: 40-60 hours


Dichoric Blade (Gemini Part # 1113)
This blade is ideal for cutting thin dichoric glass and iridescent coated glass, such as used in jewelry making. This blade is similar to the Slim Blade but coated in super fine diamond grit that will not chip even the most delicate dichroic glass. With a fast cut, it leaves perfect and smooth edges for a clean and professional look.

  • Blade Shape: Oval .058 x .072 (front to back). Grit is finest.
  • Material Thickness Capacity: 1/4", normal use is thinner than normal dichroic or iridized glass.
  • What to Avoid: 1/4" fused glass pieces, thick material in general.
  • Average Blade Life: 40-60 hours

Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review.

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Apollo Saw and acceseries August 4, 2015
Reviewer: Gary Morgan from Poteet, TX United States  
Best deal and best price compaired to other sites. This saw is versitile 3 saws in one and can't wait to get the grinder kit when it is available.

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Gemini Apollo wire blades August 4, 2015
Reviewer: lulusglassworks from blanco, TX United States  
I purchased the Gemini Apollo Saw, and Wire Blade assembly.  I am a fused-glass artist, but have limited dexterity due to medical issues.  The wire blade is incredible for sculpting and shaping fused glass.  I am thoroughly satisfied with the Gemini Apollo and all cartridges.  Stone Tooling was prompt in shipping, and packaged the items exactly like I would expect a quality product to be packaged.

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Overpriced January 20, 2014
Reviewer: Scott Smith from Brunswick, OH United States  
The product works as expected but it is tough to justify the cost

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