Upcycle EZ-Cut Bottle Cutter Review
Presenting and reviewing the Upcycle EZ-Cut Bottle Cutter.
Sturdy and easy to use, this glass bottle cutter comes right out of the box and hits the ground running. Spending a little extra for the “Deluxe” kit will also get you a heat tool for assisting with the glass separation process. The bottle cutting kit that I received for this review included; the bottle cutter, heat gun, DVD video tutorial, sand paper and instruction sheet.
Straight out of the box, the first thing that stood out for me, was the polished finish and simplicity of this bottle cutting tool. Five wheels are aligned to allow you to lay the recycled glass bottle out for scoring with an adjustable metal bar to set the length, see image below. The light colored wood finish on this bottle cutter gives it a nice polished look. Four rubber feet attached to the bottom help prevent marring on the surface of your work space. Assembly was as simple as removing the screw that holds the positioning bar for your bottles. Voila! The bottle cutter is now up and running. To see the bottle cutter in action watch my video demo on YouTube – Upcycle EZ-Cut Bottle Cutter Demonstration
Straightforward and no-nonsense. Why make things complicated? You can easily achieve quality bottle cutting results with the Upcycle EZ-Cut. Having the option to get the “Deluxe” kit allows you to save time and resources with the bottle separation process. By including a mini heat gun the bottle will separate quickly and smoothly. If you’re in the market for an economically priced bottle cutting kit than you really don’t need to look further. This is it!
- Minimal assembly
- Easy on the pocket book
- Adjustable holder allows for variations of different glass bottle sizes
- Does not cut square bottles
A quick note about the blue mini heat gun for crafts. In my initial run with this great bottle crafting tool I treated the gun like a candle and allowed way too much time for the heating process. The gun offers a built-in stand for self-support and a concentrated heat source. Its quick to heat up to 650°F with 320 Watts that is designed to focus on a small area. You really will not have to run the heating gun that long over your separation line, about 45 seconds while continuously turning the glass bottle will be enough. This saves you even more time on top of not having to boil and waste a bunch of water!
Bottle Cutting Success!
The Upcycle EZ-Cut also offers a bottle cutter without the heat gun. For $31.99 you will get the bottle cutter, sanding paper, and Instructional DVD.
The end result of this bottle cutting process was very satisfying.
It didn’t take me long at all to have the bottle scored, heated and separated. From right out of the box, this bottle cutting kit will allow you to be able to score and separate bottles in little to no time at all. As with anything else in life, you get better with practice. Use a couple throw away bottles before you delve into the ones that you will use in your project.
We would like to thank Eric for allowing us to review his bottle cutting tool. Be sure to check out Eric’s Glass Etching website as well. I have tried his etching stencils and cream myself. The bottle etching looks very sharp, elegant and in detail, best of all, the bottle etching was really easy.
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