Shopping for jig saws is a euphemism in my house. And given the slivers I found in my fingers cleaning it up, I think if that was the case I'd definitely be posting this to some sort of medical forum instead.Youngin' said:
When tempered glass goes it explodes. Temp change or like Griz said, the edge is the weakest part. Even a slight touch in the wrong area and BOOM.
My glass guy told me the same thing a couple of years ago, a very small scratch today may make it explode a year from now. He said it happens more than you would think, luckily the glass doesn't go too far.Tempered glass is always under extreme pressure and just a hair away from exploding at all times. Someone may have scratched it, or bumped it days or months ago. I won't have exposed tops at my place. Minus the dining room table my wife insists on.
It definitely explodes, but only out and down (with gravity). I was sitting right next to it with my feet on the couch and didn't get any pieces on my lap but found pieces in other rooms that had ricocheted through the doorway.TRMolnar said:Wow! That sucks... I have three desks in my office that have tempered glass tops. I never knew the glass could do that. Does it fly all over or sort of fall down? I really don't want to have a face full of glass while sitting a my computer...
That was my dinner but I'm not sure it was ever very hot. I've definitely put very dinner bowls on it in the last, though.ESSaustin said:Is that a bowl of something that was on the table? If so, was it hot food? Extreme temps can screw with glass and cause it to break.
And while I have used my laptop on it before, only my iPad was on the table when it exploded. It only gets warm when I stream movies.EarthQuakens said:Did you have a lap top on it? Makes the temps all goofy then if the wind blows right boom