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Lead Working Tools


Professional Weighted Lead Knife
Professional Weighted Lead Knife
Item no: 6838
Retail price: $15.14
In stock: 16 
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This lead knife features a comfortable handle, a long-lasting stainless steel blade that retains its edge, and a weighted metal butt end for tapping stop blocks or nails into place as you cut and assemble your lead panel. It is designed for safety, in that your hand cannot slip onto the blade. The curved blade allows you to cut using a gentle rocking motion, which helps you avoid crimping the lead came. All in all, a solid and capable tool for lead work.

Triple-Headed Glazier's Hammer
Triple-Headed Glazier's Hammer
Item no: 6919
Retail price: $16.64
In stock: 11 
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This Leponitt hammer is heftier than the double-faced mallet we also offer. Originally designed for the glazing industry, it is versatile enough to use in other crafts. It has three interchangeable heads, the spare head being stored at the bottom end of the handle. One head is rubber for use on glass (gently, now...); one is hard plastic for tapping lead or pushpins; and one is steel for use on lead or nails. Each head simply screws in place into the one-piece glass fiber reinforced head and handle. About 11 inches long, with 1 in diameter heads, it weighs 9.5 oz.
Double-Faced Soft Mallet
Double-Faced Soft Mallet
Item no: 6920
Retail price: $6.67
3 or more $6.00 (10% discount)
6 or more $5.34 (20% discount)
In stock: 14 
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The perfect little mallet for stained glass work. Use one side for tapping those horseshoe nails and metal push pins into place, and the other side for gently tapping glass into lead came. No doubt you will find other uses, such as imparting a friendly "Hello" to your fellow subway rider having that most INTERESTING cell phone chat about his troubling medical afflications.
Pattern Shears for Lead
Pattern Shears for Lead
Item no: 6792
Diamond Tech item: 605
Retail price: $9.19/each
6 or more $8.27 (10% discount)
12 or more $7.35 (20% discount)
In stock: 11 (units: each)
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Cutting your pattern apart with lead shears removes a strip of paper 1/16" wide from the pattern to allow for the lead. Projects fit together properly without "growing". Precision ground stainless steel blades.

Schablonenscheren (Double Bladed Pattern Shears)
Schablonenscheren (Double Bladed Pattern Shears)
Item no: 6845
Retail price: $4.75
In stock: Plenty 
Special order item, limited supply on hand, 7-10 day delay if you want more.
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Be a Schablonenscherenmeister! This tool removes 1.75mm of paper between the blades to allow for the lead came. Used by studios since early times, they are almost indispensable for any intricate pattern work. 8" long. Imported.
Imported Lead Nippers
Imported Lead Nippers
Item no: 6856
Diamond Tech item: 603
Retail price: $9.32/each
3 or more $8.39 (10% discount)
6 or more $7.46 (20% discount)
In stock: 32 (units: each)
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6-1/2" long. Great for cutting, trimming and mitering corners on small sizes of lead came. Also used for cutting hanging wire, lamp cord, brass wire and nasal hair. Imported.
Lead Knife
Lead Knife
Item no: 6836
item: H2507
Retail price: $6.95
In stock: 412 
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The manufacturers of this lead knife have immodestly labeled it "The Perfect Lead Knife." Who are we to say? We can say unequivocally that it is the perfect pizza knife. Sharp on the outside edge (unlike a Linoleum knife, which is sharp on the inside edge). High grade stainless steel. (Health and safety warning: Do not use as both a pizza knife AND a lead knife.)
Lead Straightener
Lead Straightener
Item no: 7345
Diamond Tech item: 606
Retail price: $10.93/each
3 or more $9.84 (10% discount)
6 or more $8.74 (20% discount)
In stock: 6 (units: each)
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If your lead came has become disheveled or unruly, or if someone has stood upon it during some unguarded moment of high excitement, you will find a Lead Straightener highly serviceable for the purpose for which it is offered. After attaching the tool to your bench with a screw or bolt, you merely insert one end of your unfortunate lead between the jaws of the Lead Straightener and pull gently until the desired results are had. 1-7/8" high.
Tampico Bristle Glazing Brush - Small
Tampico Bristle Glazing Brush - Small
Item no: 6930S
Retail price: $3.89
In stock: 17 
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A natural bristle brush for use in cementing leaded glass panels. This is a small brush, 1-1/2" x 4-3/4" (38 x 121mm). Four rows with 12 tufts 5/8" (16mm) long. White tampico bristles with hardwood handle.
Wire Brush
Wire Brush
Item no: 0938
Retail price: $0.67
12 or more $0.57 (15% discount)
In stock: 730 
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This wooden handled brush has stainless steel bristles and is a handy size for you to use for burnishing lead joints before soldering them, or for cleaning old lead joints or solder preparatory to resoldering. This tool is also useful for cleaning electrical contacts, auto battery terminals, rusty things, and the like.

Mrs. Eberhard Faber of Los Alamos, R.I. writes to say: "Your #0938 brush is just super as a complexion brush for my daughter Millicent. Her face is a mess!"
Horseshoe Nails
Horseshoe Nails
Item no: 6851
Mustad item: E-8
Retail price: $0.31/each
10 or more $0.279 (10% discount)
50 or more $0.248 (20% discount)
In stock: 632 (units: each)
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We recognize that some of our customers may not have access to a supply of farrier's material, or may not care to have dealings with persons engaged in horse-type functions.

We have therefore made available our very own brand horseshoe nails, made to our specifications. (A point at one end, and a head at the other.) Every really swift leaded glass person is well aware of the requirement for a nail which will hold glass in place (on the work board) without chipping it, be easily removable, attractive, modest, and have just enough charisma to prevent the Cleaning Lady from throwing it out. Horseshoe nails have been used in leaded glass work for centuries. Our Horseshoe Nails are functional and recyclable to boot. (One can double as a cribbage peg, a hors d'oeuvre pick, or can be made into a finger ring for your high school sweetheart.) 2-3/16" long.
Ecumenical Sawdust 1/2 lb bag
Ecumenical Sawdust 1/2 lb bag
Item no: 8141
Whittemore-Durgin item: 8141
Retail price: $3.00
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Use when cementing a leaded glass window or panel. Some people use whiting, but we like the traditional sawdust.