Our product "Glass Tube Cutter"

We offer “Glass Tube Cutter” that is for professional use. This product is developed by a specialist who developed glass processing skills over the years. The following two sizes are available, both of them can cut glass tubes cleanly, easily, and precisely with the specified length.

  • “Hand-size Glass Tube Cutter” (Suitable for : Internal diameter about 11~50φ, Length up to 120㎜)
  • “Table-size Glass Tube Cutter” (Suitable for : Internal diameter about 20~300φ, Length up to 500㎜)

Features of our "Glass Tube Cutter"

Feature 1 : Easy! Clean cut cross-section surface! No cleaning required!

In general, there are three types of glass tube cutters as follows: 

  • Diamond cutter (Pen-shaped cutter)
  • Diamond wheel cutter for wet processing (Rotary blade cutter)
  • Rigid wheel Cutter (Roller cutter)

Our “Glass Tube Cutter” is categorized as a “Rigid wheel Cutter”. Using our products, everyone can cut glass tubes easily, with clear cut cross-section surface, without cleaning after cutting operation.

“Diamond cutter” : A diamond tip is mounted on the nib of the cutter, which is used by pressing the nib against the glass tube to scratch it. In case of thin glass tubes, cut with force by hand, folding at the scratched line. When the glass tube is somewhat thick, it can be cut by heating it with a burner to spread the cracks. Most of the products use oil, which must be cleaned after cutting because it leaves an oily residue on the cross section. In addition, it is quite difficult to scratch the glass tube in a straight line all the way around with a diamond cutter, and a certain level of skill is required.

“Diamond wheel cutter for wet processing” : A glass tube is cut by rotating a disk with diamond or other particles at high speed and pressing the glass tube against it. It is often used to cut glass while sprinkling water on it to prevent glass particles from being released during cutting and to reduce the impact of cutting. The equipment tends to be expensive as it requires specialized machines.

“Rigid wheel Cutter” : The principle of cutting is basically the same as “Diamond cutter”. A hard wheel is pressed against the glass tube, pinching it to hold it in place, rotating the tube around once to scratch it, and then heating it with a burner to cut it. It is designed to cut a cylindrically shaped glass, so it is easy to make scratches that circle the glass tube in a straight line. Most products do not need oil, in which case no cleaning is required.

Feature 2 : Able to cut to exact dimensions!

Our “Glass Tube Cutter” is equipped with scale engraving. The glass tube can be set while measuring the length, so it can be cut to exact dimensions. By using the same size multiple times, you can repeat the cutting process with the same length.

Feature 3 : Capable of cutting hard glass! Easy to change wheels!

The wheels used in our “Glass Tube Cutter” are made of tungsten carbide and can cut soft glass as well as hard glass such as Pyrex, making them suitable for use in research institutions. The wheels can be easily removed and replaced with screws, and we sell replacement parts. The main body is made of stainless steel for durability, so you can use it for a long time with peace of mind.

The wheels can be used for 2 to 3 months, depending on the number of times you use them. To replace the wheel, loosen the screw at the tip, slide off the pin fixing cover, and pull out the pin inside to remove the wheel. And then, place the wheel to be replaced into the groove, insert the wheel fixing pin into the hole of the wheel, and screw the pin fixing lid into place.

How to use our "Glass Tube Cutter"

"Hand-size Glass Tube Cutter"

1 : Set the glass tube on the “Glass Tube Cutter”.

2 : When you turn the glass tube around by hand, the wheel inside scratches the side of the glass.

3 : There is a line of scratches straight around the inside.

4 : Place the glass tube over the flame of the burner.

5 : Heat the cracks while turning the glass tube.

6 : Once it is heated, apply a little pressure and it will split in two at the cracks nicely.

"Table-size Glass Tube Cutter"

1 : Set the glass tube on the “Glass Tube Cutter”.

2 : When you turn the glass tube around by hand, the wheel inside scratches the side of the glass.

3 : Remove the glass tube.

4 : There is a line of scratches straight around the inside.

5 : Place the glass tube over the flame of the burner, and heat the cracks while turning the glass tube.

6 : Once it is heated, apply a little pressure and it will split in two at the cracks nicely.

Video examples of use

Product information

"Hand-size Glass Tube Cutter"

Fast setup!  Fast, accurate, and easy to cut!
This is a glass cutting machine that can easily cut glass tubes at an accurate length while measuring the length. It is very compact and can be used anywhere. It can also cut glass tubes vertically by attaching adapters.

Product name

Hand-size Glass Tube Cutter

Best suited size of glass tubes

Internal diameter about 11~50φ, Length up to 120㎜

Scale engraving

0~150㎜

Size and weight

Width:325mm * Length:160mm * Height:50mm (Weight : Approx. 490g)

Material

Stainless steel, Steel, Silicon rubber (grip part) ,PTFE

Country of production

Japan

Accessories

– Tungsten carbide wheels : 3
– Wheel fixing pins : 3
– Wrench : 1
– User’s manual : 1

Price

46,400 yen(JPY)
(Consumption tax included, Shipping charges not included)

"Hand-size Glass Tube Cutter" optional accessory (Expendable parts)

Contact small roller

@10,780 yen(JPY) 

Tungsten carbide wheel

@1,650 yen(JPY)

Wheel fixing pin

@330 yen(JPY) 

Cut stick for vertical cutting

@13,200 yen(JPY)

Platform for vertical cutting

@13,200 yen(JPY)

"Table-size Glass Tube Cutter"

Can be used for large glass tubes! Fast, accurate, and easy to cut!
This is a glass cutting machine that can easily cut glass tubes at an accurate length while measuring the length. Fast, accurate, and easy, just like the hand-size model, still it is available for large glass tubes.

Product name

Table-size Glass Tube Cutter

Best suited size of glass tubes

Internal diameter about 20~300φ, Length up to 500㎜

Scale engraving

50〜500㎜

Size and weight

Width:1260mm * Length:400mm * Height:350mm (Weight : Approx. 3.5kg)

Material

Stainless steel, Aluminum, PTFE (prefabricated)

Country of production

Japan

Accessories

– Tungsten carbide wheels : 3
– Wheel fixing pins : 3
– Wrench : 1
– Right-angled ruler : 1
– Hexagonal wrench : 1
– User’s manual : 1

Price

360,800 yen(JPY)
(Consumption tax included, Shipping charges not included)

"Table-size Glass Tube Cutter" optional accessory (Expendable parts)

Tungsten carbide wheel

@1,650 yen(JPY)

Wheel fixing pin

@330 yen(JPY)