Diamond Tech Crafts G2 Bottle Cutter
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- DIAMOND TECH CRAFTS-G2 Generation Green Bottle Cutter
- Be part of Crafting a Green World it's easy with the new Generation Green (g2) Bottle Cutter
- Made from recycle aluminum the g2 is lightweight and allows you to easily score and separate discarded bottles and wide- mouth jars in 3 steps
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The trick is to use a light touch. The instructions warn that too deep a score will not fracture easily. A glass 'cutter' does not actually cut the glass it just lightly scratches it so it breaks a certain way when you stress it by plunging it into hot and cold water. There will be a certain amount of failure, even if you do everything right. Glass is tricky. This is not cutting, it is controlled breaking.
I found that the hot water method only works for small bottles and bottle necks. I shattered four large bottles trying to get them to separate with the hot and cold water method. For large bottles I had more success using the tapper that came with the kit. You need to tap the cut from inside the bottle, tapping on the outside doesn't work.
I found the device easy to assemble. (It does require "some assembly".) The instructions were clear and detailed.
I'm very pleased with this product.
First, I laid the device on it's side, which helped me to get a smoother, much more even score.
Next, I figured out that using the tapper gave me uneven separation...just put it back in the box.
The directions state that you should alternately dunk the bottle in simmering and ice water - 5 seconds in each. That didn't work at all for me. I let the wine bottle sit in the boiling water for more like 30 seconds, and then ice water for 30 seconds. In most cases, it only took one or two dunks for the bottles to separate. Much more successful....and WAY less frustrating!
Enjoy your projects!
To get a nice clean cut:
Lightly score the glass making sure you don't go too far past where you first start the cut.
Pour boiling water directly onto the cut. Rotate the bottle as you pour and try to keep the water just on the cut and not splash all over the bottle. Do this for 15-20 seconds.
Quickly put the bottle under a cold running tap. Cool the bottle almost completely. #TIP: put a towel in the bottom of sink so the bottle doesnt smash when it snaps off.
If the bottle hasn't snapped, repeat with hot and then cold water again until it does.
File any sharp edges with some wet & dry sanding paper. Start with a course grain and move to finer grain for the best finish.
- score once, not once and a half, not once and a quarter...as close to exactly once as possible. You are not trying to cut through the bottle, just create a fracture point. If you go around more than once you will likely increase the chances of spider cracks where you don't want them.
- pour boiling water around the score and then run cold water on it. Repeat as needed. Forget that tapper thing, the bottle will just fall apart if you do the hot and cold right.
- Thicker is better. I've had my best success with bigger thicker wine bottles; probably 80 percent. Most beer bottles are too thin and brittle so I barely have a 50 percent success rate.
I wish they had charged a little more and made this a little more beefy; the little wing nuts that have to tightened and loosened often are really flimsy; like you could bend them with your fingers without being a gorilla.
This was an entry level device for me. I eventually want to build a glass bottle wall and will likely get a tile wet-saw so I can do a couple hundred. If your recycling center is like mine, they will gladly let you take all the bottles you want.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We purchased this item to cut the bottoms out of wine bottles for our son's wedding. We cut over 70 bottles. It did a great job for the money. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Grateful
I cut about 35 wine bottles for an event. It took forever but this tool was very helpful. You have to have a steady hand or the cut won't line up and it will split jagged or... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
Thus far, I've only cut one bottle for one attempt. Can't complain, it's exactly what I expected it to be. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Jeff
The design is pretty simple, but the wingnuts for the cutter and guide bar loosen easily. To complete the cut, you have to stop a few times to tighten then wingnuts back down and... Read morePublished 16 days ago by John WH
This was purchased for a hobby for my husband. He takes our wine bottles and makes wind chimes out of them. He uses this to cut his bottles. It works great. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Cris D
Works surprisingly well. Basically, you assemble the vertical and horizontal guides and attach to a bottle (mouth of bottle needs to be less than 2 inches). Read morePublished 22 days ago by Frest0n
Works good for cutting all sorts of sizes & shapes of glass bottles! The cheapest bottle cutter & it works great. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Diane