Cut the glass bottle with a Dremel and work on it

A dremel is great for cutting a glass bottle. It shows its suitability especially when making cuts in the longitudinal direction. Wire-assisted alternatives are possible for transverse cuts. The handy Dremel can be used for scratching, engraving and grinding in addition to completely cutting through the wall of the glass bottle.

Multifunctional hand motor

The Dremel (€ 159.99 at Amazon *) is a hand motor whose rotating attachment can cut, saw, grind and polish. The original brand name is used as a synonym for all hand tools of this type. Anyone who frequently works on glass and glass bottles will find a very helpful tool in the Dremel.

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In general, a glass bottle can be cut in any direction with a Dremel. The hand motor shows its decisive advantage when one is to be cut lengthways. While horizontal cutting can also work well with wire and heat, vertical cutting cannot be used in this way due to the lack of attachment options.

Individual processing types

The Dremel with cutting disc attachment is basically similar to a mini circular saw. A harder attachment is chosen depending on the material to be cut. With an attachment change, recommended or necessary further work steps can then be carried out. This includes, for example, grinding the sharp edges and polishing the bottle surface. With the right attachment, the Dremel can be transformed into an engraving device.

Dremel for cutting glass bottles should always have a continuously variable speed setting. In many cases, when cutting bottle glass, the bottle wall is not completely severed. Depending on the type of glass and wall thickness, a deep scratch is created and a controlled break is brought about.

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The most important rules of conduct for "Dremeln "

  • Check heat development and cool if necessary
  • Avoid slipping with a support such as masking tape
  • Wear breathing, eye and hand protection to keep out microscopic splinters
  • Work slowly and with little pressure to "cushion " the bottle glass tension
Tips & Tricks One of the most extensive online descriptions on the subject of sawing, cutting and separating glass bottles can be found under the somewhat bulky English-language link // mikegigi.com / bottle.htm BOTCUT. The explanations of the operator and hobby glassblower Mike Firth not only give many suggestions, but also show you the experimental part that is always present to a large extent.

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