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Blade Compatibility

Taurus 3 Blades

Standard Blade

Separating Blade

Slim Blade

Mega Blade

Slicer Blade

Dichroic Blade

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Taurus 3 Blade Kits

All Taurus 3 blade kits
come with one blade and
two orange groove
grommets.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standard Blade

For general use, Omni-directional. The
Standard blade gives you strength as
well as versatility in all materials.
Because the blade is round you have
the ability to cut in any direction. The
360 degree diamond coating allows
the blade to cut quickly while grinding
the edge, leaving it smooth.

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Separating Blade

For internal cuts, omni-directional. The
Separating blade is the same size as the
Standard blade and has exactly the same
cutting action. The difference is that the
Separating Blade is made from a stainless
steel wire that is coated with the same high
quality process as all our blades and then
has a coupling attached to it which is also
coated for protection and smooth action.
This blade gives you the ability to open the
blade, slide it through, reattach and make
internal cuts with no entry point.

   

   

   
   
   

 

Slim Blade

For the most intricate designs, omni-
directional. The Slim blade offers the most
intricate cutting ability of all our “Ring Blades”.
Because of the Slim blade's diminutive size, it
has greater ability to create intricate designs
and is ideal when cutting non-ferrous metals
but at the same time takes away strength so it
is recommended only when its size is beneficial.

Cross Section
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Mega Blade

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.

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.

   

 

Slicer Blade

Thinnest curf ever for Taurus 3. The
Slicer blade is ideal when removing the
least amount of material is desired. This
blade gives you the ability to use more
of your material and as a byproduct
actually cuts faster than any of our
“Ring Blades”. It is highly recommended
for use with our Super Slicer. The Slicer
blade is flat, giving it strength when
cutting forward and backward, because
of this, the cutting will only be from the
front and back. Cutting from the sides
will not only be very slow but will
damage the grommets.

Cross Section

 

Slicer Blade

Thinnest curf ever for Taurus 3. The
Slicer blade is ideal when removing the
least amount of material is desired. This
blade gives you the ability to use more
of your material and as a byproduct
actually cuts faster than any of our
“Ring Blades”. It is highly recommended
for use with our Super Slicer. The Slicer
blade is flat, giving it strength when
cutting forward and backward, because
of this, the cutting will only be from the
front and back. Cutting from the sides
will not only be very slow but will
damage the grommets.

Cross Section

 

Slicer Blade

Thinnest curf ever for Taurus 3. The
Slicer blade is ideal when removing the
least amount of material is desired. This
blade gives you the ability to use more
of your material and as a byproduct
actually cuts faster than any of our
“Ring Blades”. It is highly recommended
for use with our Super Slicer. The Slicer
blade is flat, giving it strength when
cutting forward and backward, because
of this, the cutting will only be from the
front and back. Cutting from the sides
will not only be very slow but will
damage the grommets.

Cross Section

 

Slicer Blade

Thinnest curf ever for Taurus 3. The
Slicer blade is ideal when removing the
least amount of material is desired. This
blade gives you the ability to use more
of your material and as a byproduct
actually cuts faster than any of our
“Ring Blades”. It is highly recommended
for use with our Super Slicer. The Slicer
blade is flat, giving it strength when
cutting forward and backward, because
of this, the cutting will only be from the
front and back. Cutting from the sides
will not only be very slow but will
damage the grommets.

Cross Section
   

The Magnificent 7 Blades of the Taurus 3
What Are They All About?
 

  There are 7 blades available for the Taurus 3 ring saws and there are often questions arising
as to what they are for, how long they last, and how to use them. So we are writing this article
to ive a summary of all of them and their many uses. There are now seven blades to choose
from.

There are universal truths about all of the blades that hold true for all of them.

1) All blades cut the same materials: glass, tile, stone, shell, nonferrous metals, hard plastics
such as acrylic and lexan, and anything that has a similar density to these materials.

2) All blades use the same belt and grommets. Blades are interchangeable with the same belt
and grommets and do not need to be changed unless they are excessively worn.

3) Always let the blade do the cutting. Forcing the blade through the material in a hurry will not
only cause a slower cut but can also shorten the blade life. There is an optimum speed for
each blade in each material; you can feel it while you are cutting. Sensitivity to this causes
extremely long blade life Defined it is that point at which you get maximum cutting speed for
minimal pressure.
 


The Magnificent Seven Serious Blades

 

  Note: When describing blade abilities it is wise not to confuse the ability of a blade to cut a
certain material greater thickness once in awhile as opposed to that same blade being used to
cut only that thickness all the time. For this description we will refer to blade capacity vs.
normal use. When we speak of blade shape it is what is called a cross section which is like
snipping off a piece of the blade and looking directly at its end.

Standard Blade - (part# 1042) Stained glass pattern and all around multi purpose cutting
blade. Its action is omni-directional. This is to say that it cuts the same speed and kerf, (swath
left by the blade), in any direction. This blade was the first blade to be put on saws and makes
pattern cutting very easy because the user does not have to turn the piece while cutting but
simply move it in any direction.
Blade Shape: Round .072 Diameter (note 1/16" equals .063 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: Do not use for ceramic tile, 3/8" fused glass pieces, or thick material in general.
Average Blade Life: 40-60 hours

Separating Blade - (part# 1043) This blade is the same as above but t comes apart or
cutting out the center of something without using an entrance cut. You must first drill a hole.
Consult your DVD for hole drilling instructions.
Blade Shape: Round .072 Diameter (note 1/16" equals .063 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: Do not use for ceramic tile, 3/8" fused glass pieces, or thick material in general.
Average Blade Life: 40-60 hours

Mega Blade - (part# 1045) 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. Its kerf is the same as a standard
blade when pushing and pulling but it leaves a wide swath the same as a standard blade when
pushing and pulling but it leaves a wide swath sideways. That said you can cut whatever you
can fit into the mouth of the saw and the shape allows for creative shaping. 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.
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

Slicer Blade - (part# 1046) This is our thinnest blade and only cuts forward and backward. It
can grind slightly left and right, but take your time and it will turn on a dime or smaller. Its
action is just like that of a band saw but infinitely better in that you rotate the material into the
blade as you are cutting but you can in the middle of the cut without binding and head off in
any direction either backwards or forwards.  This blade was developed for slicing material
quickly with a thin kerf (.040, 1mm) and it is the blade we recommend for use with the Super
Slicer, (a jig for slicing pattern bars and rods into thin repeatable wafers). Also it has finer
diamond so the cut is even smoother than all the other blades except for the dichro blade. Use
this blade with the heavy duty flocked belt to avoid splitting. This blade can turn on a dime and
do very intricate designs once you get used to it. Glass fusers love it.
Blade Shape: Flat  .040 width x .150 length. Grit is fine.
Material Thickness Capacity: 3/4", normal use is for slicing thin wafers in rods and pattern bars, and scroll
cutting of fused glass up to 3/8" thickness.
Average Blade Life: 50-100 hours

Slim Blade - (part# 1043) Originally developed for the Taurus I thru II.2 series as a thinner
version of the standard blade. It has the same dimension as a standard or separating blade
front to back but is thinner as you look at it straight on. For this reason it i just as strong as a
Standard Blade but can cut quicker front to back and leave a slightly smaller kerf, (.062). It
cuts the same as a standard blade left o right and its action is omni-directional.
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: Do not use for ceramic tile, 3/8" fused glass pieces, or thick material in general.
Average Blade Life: 40-60 hours

Dichroic Blade - (part# 1049) NEW! This is the slim blade but coated it in super fine grit so
that it does not chip even the thinnest of dichroic glass. Its cut is super quick and leaves the
smoothest edge of all of the blades allows the use of lower firing temperatures in the
manufacture of jewelry and the like. Neat crisp edges add a note of professionalism with this
blade. Its action is omni-directional.
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: Do not use for ceramic tile, 1/4" fused glass pieces, or thick material in general.
Average Blade Life: 40-60 hours

Speed Blade - (part# ....) Sometimes known as the inverted Mega blade we turned a mega
inside out and made it thinner.  The result is a tear dropped shaped blade that is almost
unbreakable with the round part on the inside and the point on the outside. Its thinner profile
makes it our fastest most aggressive blade yet. When pushing forward into this blade it glides
through the thickest toughest  materials with ease. It comes with a "Flocked belt" only as this is
the only belt that can handle its aggressive nature. Its action is omni-directional in stained
glass or soft wall tile and forward and backward for thicker or harder materials. When pushing
or pulling the material through with this blade it has a thinner kerf than a Standard, Mega, or
Slim blade. (.055).
Blade Shape: Tear Drop .055 inside  x .150 (front to back). Grit is aggressive.
Material Thickness Capacity: 3/4", normal use is fused glass, stained glass, ceramic tile and stone. Note:
you will 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 uniqueness.
Average Blade Life: 50-100 hours
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DICHROIC BLADE

Just for cutting thin Dichroic Glass.
This blade has the popular slim blade
design with a fine diamond grit that will
not chip the delicate dichroic finish!
Also works well with iridescent coated
glass allowing you to form intricate
shapes with perfect edges.

Clean edges mean lower temperatures
and faster firing times for kiln fired
jewelry creating a clean professional
look.
ALL NEW!