See the packaging? It cuts everything! 🙂
It has a glass cutting “wheel” that cuts the glass. That little “blade” flips out to cut the laminates etc.
I braved the winter weather and practiced cutting some ceramic tile.
This was my first attempt on a scrap of mirror. Not so good.
Second attempt was much better.
This is the cutting wheel. The most difficult part is applying the right amount of pressure.
After making the cut, the tool separates the two pieces. As I was trying to take the picture, the small piece snapped off without me even having to “snap” it.
Fast forward a couple of weeks—jamie visits for Christmas. I asked her to bring me a couple of wine bottles. Long story, she had some wine left over from a wedding she worked last summer. She emptied a couple of bottles to bring them to me. I held the cutter steady and turned the bottle. The man (I’m sure e remembers his name) suggested to warm the cut with a candle then run it under cold water to help get a clean snap. I did that a couple of times but it didn’t work. The problem was I had NOT applied enough pressure while turning the bottle. I did the no-no and cut it again.
Jamie and Missy were worried I was going to wind up in the hospital after the bottle exploded in my hands and insisted I wear gloves. (one glove at least) After going around the bottle a second time applying more pressure it did snap quite easily without warming and cooling it. You can see the cut was not straight. In this picture I had been sanding the bottle back and forth on some rough sandpaper.
I was explaining to someone recently that Jamie and I are very impatient crafters. When we get something in our heads we have to do it right NOW. Very shortly after Jamie arrived with the bottles, I was rinsing them out and soaking the labels off.
Sanding glass does work. It makes it a little less sharp.
It still is crooked.
But sanding it made it not so sharp.
I haven’t cut anything else yet. It’s been too cold to work outside. I’m not exactly sure what I will cut next. This EZ Cut came with an extra wheel, an extra blade and a hack saw type blade that cut tile like butta! The man (Ernest?) was a whiz at cutting all types of tile, glass, etc. I know I’ll never be a whiz, but I think this tool will make my DIY’ing a little easier.
Have you cut glass yet? Anyone out there cutting bottles? What do you use, and how do you use the bottles?
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