Gemini Saw - Taurus 3 Mega Blade Kit
For dense materials. Because of its "tear drop" shape, the Mega Blade is our strongest blade ever. To date, no one has been able to break one. This blade is used differently than our Omni- directional blades. It is cuts mainly on the front and back, so to create a curve you will guide the material around the blade.
This heavy duty blade is hungry for whatever you can feed it. It is almost unbreakable so it is great for class settings. It has an opinion about which way it likes to cut because of its shape which is basically tear dropped. The round part of the tear drop faces outward and the pointed part faces inward. This means it cuts faster when pulling towards yourself and slower pushing away and slowest sideways.
Cutting action is omni-directional in thin material like stained glass but more forward and backward cutting for thicker harder materials. Leaves a smooth edge.
The Mega blade is so rigid that it has the ability to damage the saw itself if used improperly by pushing too hard. So keep in mind the "golden rule" to let the saw do the cutting and do not force the material.
- Mega Blade
- 2 Orange Grommets
Blade Shape: Tear Drop .072 Diameter (front) x .150 (front to back), inside is pointed. Grit is aggressive.
Material Thickness Capacity: 3/4", normal use is fused glass, stained glass, ceramic tile, or stone. You may
have to remove the stabilizer foot to use the full 3/4" capacity.
What to Avoid: Do not cut thin dichroic glass as it will chip easily, demonstrate to students its action prior to
letting them use it, explaining the tear drop shape and its unique action.
Average Blade Life: 50-100 hours
Gemini Part # 1045