From design to machining to quality control, Empires robust line of specialty tools is crafted with the final application in mind. Backed by the combined knowledge of our experienced team, this means professionals can rely on these Empire tools to get the job done with less effort. The Empire 2749 Precision Specialty Glass Cutter is the ideal tool for the hobbyist, machinist and homeowner. The die cast body includes a circular steel cutting wheel designed to cut most household glass up to 1/4 in. thick.