PLEASE NOTE: Until further notice, our store in Rockland will be open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We are offering 15-minute time slots, and you may reserve up to 30 minutes. To reserve your time slot, call us at 781-871-1790. You may also place your order online and select "Pickup" as the shipping method. You may then pick up your order during reasonable hours (approx. 8a-6p Mon-Sat). You will need to wear a mask during your visit, and we kindly ask that you wash your hands or use sanitizer when you arrive. We look forward to seeing you!
Our store in Rockland will be closed Saturday, November 28.

Whittemore-Durgin Stained Glass Supplies
825 Market St., Rockland MA 02370
Phone: 781-871-1790  Toll-free: 800-262-1790
Stained glass supplies, art and architectural glass, and so much more.
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Tool Kits and Collections

Not sure where to begin? We've put together some tool collections to help you get started. The Standard Tool Kit contains the basics. If you want to move beyond the basics, we've designed the Deluxe Tool Kit as the perfect complement to the Standard kit. Lastly, if you want to expand to working with lead (vs. copper foil), check out the tools and supplies provided in the Leadworking Tool Kit.


Standard Stained Glass Tool Kit
Standard Stained Glass Tool Kit
Item no: 5000
Whittemore-Durgin item: 5000
Retail price: $213.07 $191.76
In stock:  0 
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The #5000 Standard Tool Kit is a great place to start. It contains everything you need to get started in making simple stained glass items: 

  • a variable-temperature Hakko soldering iron
  • a carbide wheel glass cutter
  • breaker/grozier pliers
  • running pliers
  • one roll of 7/32" copper foil
  • a burnisher
  • a one-pound spool of 60/40 solder
  • cutting oil
  • soldering flux
  • a flux brush
  • safety glasses
  • a handy plastic tool box in which to put it all.

Also included is a great instruction book, "Stained Glass Craft Made Simple", and some pamphlets of our very own to help you with foiling and soldering.

Deluxe Stained Glass Tool Kit
Deluxe Stained Glass Tool Kit
Item no: 5001
Whittemore-Durgin item: 5001
Retail price: $198.12 $178.31
In stock:  1 
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If you are a stained glass student or novice craftsperson who has already purchased our #5000 Standard Tool Kit (or its equivalent), and you want to "kick it up a notch", the Deluxe Tool Kit is for you. It contains everything you need to take your craft beyond the beginner level. You get:

  • a roll of 1/4" copper foil
  • an additional roll of 7/32" foil
  • two tips for the Hakko soldering iron (1/8" and 1/4")
  • a temperature controller for use with any soldering iron
  • a soldering iron stand
  • foil pattern shears
  • flared 1" breaking pliers
  • a roll of 18-gauge tinned copper wire
  • a bottle of copper patina
  • glass handler's gloves
  • a glass marker.
  • "How to Design Stained Glass" book
Leadworking Stained Glass Tool Kit
Leadworking Stained Glass Tool Kit
Item no: 5002
Whittemore-Durgin item: 5002
Retail price: $104.22 $93.80
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This collection of tools and materials is the perfect complement to our Standard Tool Kit (#5000) or our Deluxe Tool Kit (#5001) for anyone who wants to get started in leaded glass. We include:

  • lead nippers
  • a lead straightener
  • lead pattern shears
  • a dozen horseshoe nails
  • a double-faced soft mallet
  • a plastic fid
  • a lead knife
  • black patina for lead

In addition, you get the tools and consumables needed if you should want to cement your finished piece for strength and waterproofing:

  • stained glass cementing putty
  • glazing brush
  • sawdust

And lastly, you get lamp black and whiting, with which you can make your own stained glass cement (with the addition of linseed oil and turpentine, not included).

We also include some instructional material to help explain what the heck all these things are, and how to use them.