What is this tool called?

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Old 06-10-19, 08:15 AM
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What is this tool called?

This tool looks pretty awesome to cut the seal on my windows. I have about 5 I need to replace and I have done 1 in the past with a putty knife and a razor and it made quite the mess. My grandpa told me about a tool that worked really well. I wonder if this was it.

Does anyone know what this tool is called so I can get one to make the job easier? Or any better ideas? I looked at many videos on youtube and have already done this and they make it look easier every time than what it really is.

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What is this sorcery?
 
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Old 06-10-19, 08:20 AM
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Search for "window seal cutter".
 
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Old 06-10-19, 08:29 AM
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That's a CRL deglazing tool. Aka pizza cutter style. They are about $70.

Similar to CRL: https://www.amazon.com/Pipeknife-DeG.../dp/B004NFPP1W
 
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Old 06-10-19, 08:48 AM
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Wow not cheap eh? Think something like this wouldn't be quite as good but still better than a utility knife?

https://www.amazon.com/CRL-Window-Zi...ustomerReviews

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Old 06-10-19, 09:25 AM
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Never used that one.

In a pinch, I have used a "carbon steel hook linoleum blade" kind of like this one.

https://www.stinehome.com/inoleum-hook-blade-ace.html

Fits in a utility knife an is flexible enough to bend.
 
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Thanks again! I think I will give This a try. If this starts to make me mad I will invest in the nice one.
 
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Old 06-10-19, 11:11 AM
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That won't work well because it is stiff and straight. To deglaze glass the tool needs to be able to bend away from the glass or be offset.

If you can heat it up and bend the blade it will work fine... because I have actually done that. But most of those types of blades are already hardened and would rather break than bend.
 
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Old 06-10-19, 02:16 PM
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Darn already ordered it, youre probably right. Worth a shot. Just hard for me to justify spending 70 dollars on a tool that I only need to use 5 times. That will be all the windows in my house fixed then. But if I get angry enough it will happen. Thanks
 
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