Cutting glass tubs

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Just wondering what you guys with glass use or would use to cut the tub. I'm gonna put some "you know what" flares on the back, and know I need to cut a little.
 
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I used a pneumatic cut-off wheel to do mine. Basically its a die grinder with a 3" cut-off wheel and a shield. It cut through fiberglass with no problems and left a smooth edge. You do have to be careful not to let the wheel catch and go where you don't want it to.
 
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Just a little trick for you. Get some 3/4 inch masking tape and use it to tape out your desired wheel opening line. Use the cutoff wheel as Mark said to rough it out to @ 1/8 inch of your tape line. Finish the last bit off with 36 grit on a hand sanding block (maximum control if your not used to this) or use a small grinder or air file with 36 on it if you have and are comfortable with them.
 
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Home Depot sells jig saw blades that are coated with carbide grit, with a variable speed saw and some patience they work great on fiberglass.
 

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