Every auto glass installation requires a good set of tools to get the job done. The most important of these tools is the auto glass cutter. There are many different kinds of auto glass cutting tools, and each of them does a certain job. Some of these tools are used in the automotive glass industry, while others are specialized for automotive windshield replacement. Some people prefer to work with equipment that is specially designed for their job, while others prefer to do the repair themselves. For people who want to work without the use of special tools, there are also a number of basic tools that they can use.
A basic or plastic handheld instrument helps the technician to break down the molding on the glass so that he/she is able to reach where the new glass is going to be placed on the car. Most technicians generally use a rubber or wire cutter, a battery or power-operated auto glass repair tool, or an electric auto glass repair tool to cut through the windshield. If a professional does not have a corded or electric tool, he can use a pair of fine-toothed tweezers to grip the broken piece of glass and use the tool for his/her repair job. Another tool commonly used by mechanics is a small pocket knife or screwdriver. This tool is used to poke holes into the glass to release the bond. When the bonding is removed, the plastic is removed from the hole and this is then used to make the new hole.
Some special tools are used for automotive glass repair. These tools have a flat surface, which makes it easier to grip and place the broken piece into the new hole. An example of such a special tool is a universal windshield mount that is used to attach the new piece of glass to the existing frame. Another example of a special tool is a universal windshield repair kit. This kit consists of the parts needed to mount the new piece of glass to the windshield frame, along with the adhesive that is used to hold the part in place. The adhesive is important because it needs to be strong enough to hold the piece of glass securely in place.