Scoring and separating your glass bottle can take a little time and practice. You have that mastered, ‘Now what’?
Let me introduce to you the Bottle Bit by MasterFab. The bottle bit works as a tool to help you get a consistent and even sanded finish for your cut glass bottles. Working in conjunction with my cordless drill, I was able to sand down all those rough edges and give my finished glass bottle a nice smooth finish.
The main component will go into your drill like a regular bit. It will look like a hole saw that they use to drill door holes with. The clamping device that can also be purchased in conjunction with it can easily clamp to any table or work bench. I attached everythig to a wooden folding table in the back yard. Once I had my drill set up I used the cozy and one of the rubber wraps that comes with the bottle bit. Wrapping the bottle with the rubber matting and placing it inside the cozy gave everything a nice snug fit. The last thing you want is for this thing to come flying out.
With a cup of water at my side I began the sanding process. In less than a minute the water on the edges began to turn a milky white. If you have ever sanded your bottles down by hand you will immidiately appreciate the time that you are saving with this device. I started out with a coarse sand paper to make sure I was getting all the little shards taken out. From there I finished it off with a lighter grade of sand paper.
The Bottle Bit has changed everything about glass bottle cutting for me. I literally had the thing out of the box and set up in the back yard in no time at all. With it’s ease of use sanding bottles isn’t a chore anymore and is actually quite fun. Who wouldn’t want to see the final result actually look like a finished product?
We would like to thank Don for sending us his product for review. The Bottle Bit is currently available through Amazon where you can also purchase the four piece ‘Switch and Lock Drill Mount’. Please leave us a comment below and let us know what you think of this ‘must have tool’ for bottle crafters.