What's the best bottle cutter on the market?

By: Diy maven Jan 18, 2011

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About a year or so ago, I found myself shopping for a bottle cutter. I spotted an inexpensive one at my local craft store, and since I had a project in mind that required a bottle cutter, I bought it. As it turned out, that wasn't a good idea. It didn't cut so much as scrape. Plus, I wanted to cut slanty bottles (at the neck, actually) and it certainly wouldn't do that. (Can any cutter do that?) I put it back into its box and stuck it in the closet in my craft room and that's where it's been ever since. Now, after seeing so many more great recycling projects out there, like the tumblers pictured above, I want to give glass cutting another go. So, to make a long story a short question...what's the best bottle cutter on the market?

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Will and Barbara,

I started out inexpensive with G2 cutter and was happy with results. But I wanted a consistent height for my candles. No two wine bottles seemed the same. So I looked for a bottle cutter that measured from the bottom up instead of top down for A LOT less adjusting. I tried Bindu and was very happy. Discovered that it came with multiple scoring blades on a wheel (just rotate to next blade when one is dull). It sits solid on my countertop and wing nuts don't loosen. I didn't realize how much better Bindu was until I tried it. Depending on your needs (consistenty, etc), you might want to spend more ($100). Here's what I use my cut bottles for.... www.signalmountain.etsy.com.

Just my 2 cents worth, thanks! Lisa

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Can someone tell me the difference(s) between cheap and expensive cutters? I've seen a lot of people working with the Bottle Cutter Machine and the Green Cutter which are fairly cheap (around 20 USD), but there are also expensive ones like the Creators Bottle Cutter (100 USD!). Do people know if there is really so much difference between them? Are the expensive ones really easier to handle? Thanks!

I've used a diamond blade tile saw, but the vibrations were horrible. As a result my cuts were less than spectacular, lots of rough edges and LOTS of broken bottles. A real bottle cutter would be better.

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Thanks for sharing nice information on bottle cutter. Also want this youtube video explaining to cut glass bottle using only nail polish remover/acetone, string, matches/a lighter, and cold water.

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I never saw it as cutting bottles, more like 'engraving' it and then with the help of cold/hot 'break' the bottle in half. I guess there are many ways on how to break glass neatly.

I have searched long for the perfect cutter but of course as with many things it's the user's skills as well that counts ;-) Practice and practice! Eventually I found my bottle cutter on Amazon (click here for a list) and they come in different price ranges. Read the reviews and choose one I guess, good luck!

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The Creator's Bottle Cutter is number one. It is the only bottle cutter with a Carbide cutting wheel and it gives you a perfect score. You can cut and relieve a score in less than 3 minutes. We have tried them all, and believe me, you get what you pay for when it comes to bottle cutting. We cut 1000s of bottles and this is the BEST !!!  Go delphiglass.com to look at the reviews. 

Check out BinduStudios.com.They have a bottle cutter that does square bottles as well as round ones.

I have tried a number of bottle cutters but the best one I have found is Creator's Premium Bottle Cutter purchased from Delphiglass.com  Really well made, smart design, easy to use, superb results.

Just bought the bindu cutter and I like it a lot. Scores are straight so bottles break clean, much less sanding. I make recycled wine bottle soy candles, and bottles are many different heights. Bindu measures from the bottom, much less adjusting for a consistent sized candle. I tried a Gen Green style, got good scores, but measuring from the top down took too much time adjusting the blade. I recommend Bindu! I also use hot water/ice water method for cracking, works well. Hot water shouldn't be boiling, but cold water should be an ice bath. Hope this helps. www.signalmountain.etsy.com (check out the clean cuts on candles).  -Lisa

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There are soooo many people cutting bottles nowadays, must be a new recycling trend :-) I just bought a cutter here in Amsterdam for a project, for around 40 USD. But now I noticed that there are many different kinds of cutters for sale on amazon, and for a fair price as well: bottle cutters on Amazon. If I knew before I would bought a different one.

I've tried different methods for splitting: candle, cold/hot water, etc. but most of the time I still have those little 'chips' come off and they are difficult to polish them smooth. I do have get a straight cut though.

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The boiling water cold water method i found made the stress cracks... Best way (and way i got perfect splits!) i know is to score it perfectly straight so you would have to use a proper bottle scorer, then put in the freezer until it is quite cold. Doesn't have to be frozen, then rotate the crack over a candle flame with the flame going up the side of the bottle. Do this very slowly, it will become black all around your score. When you hear the bottle starting to split keep going, and don't try pull it apart until you are sure it has split all the way around.

has anyone tried the scorer from Bindu Studio?  Thanks!

use a wet saw just go slow, you can put your fingers on a wet saw blade while it is running it will not cut your hand! I promise

Check this out:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lehoux/the-kinkajou-a-bottle-cutter-with-a-new-twist?ref=category

http://greenpowerscience.com/BOTTLECUTTING.php3

I am about to try my Ringsaw that I used in my stained glass business.  It is a round ring blade with diamond chips on it and it uses water.  I am pretty sure it will work well.  Husband is leary because the blades cost 60.00 to replace.  But if you go slow with little or no pressure it will do just fine.  I will be pulling it out of it's storage box and trying it and I will let you know what the results are.  I am looking to make my own glasses out of old wine and liquor bottles.

Well like so many of your, I am lookign for the best way to cut bottles, not just wine, but other types and shapes. I too tried the Armour Products Bottle Cutter...."AS SEEN ON TV!!!!" purchased from a local Michaels. Got a relatively straight score, but wehn followinng the tapping innstructions, went through several bottles before getting any that actually were somewhat usable. I got back on lline and looked for a better solution, and saw the Rojas methos, figured i would still try the cheap cutter and use the Boilinng water, cold water rinse, it was a little better, but still went through several bottles, and really didn't get the clean cuts Rojas demonstrated. I am about to purchase the Ephrams cutter, but leaning towards the tile cutter. I have used tile cutters in the past, but not to cut glass or obviously bottles. Any thougots ...suggestions....comments?

@Anon--There's been discussion about using a wet saw before, but I'm too scared to try it. Spinning blade, slippery hands....glass. *Shudder* 

wet tile saw + continuous rim diamond blade. go slow. cover eyes.

You can cut glass bottles with a little acetone.

This video gives you a basic idea: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHxpW60x_KI

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