Bottle Cutting in the UK
The Kinkajou Bottle Cutter is the original, quality constructed and safe to use glass bottle cutter. Designed and invented by Bottle Cutting Inc, hundreds of thousands of Kinkajous have been sold around the world. We have taken care to manufacture a high quality, effective product.
The Kinkajou Bottle Cutter was designed to be the ultimate hand held bottle cutter. The cutting wheel is made from high quality tungsten carbide steel that lasts over 200 cuts. The Kinkajou adjusts to fit round bottles with a circumference ranging from 43 to 102mm. Our bottle cutting process consists of 3 main steps: scoring, separating, and finishing.
Scoring Process: Insert a bottle into the Kinkajou so that the cutting wheel lines up to the desired cutting location and adjust the screws until the Kinkajou grasps the bottle firmly but still allows it to easily turn. Engage the cutting wheel and rotate the bottle one complete turn ONLY. You will hear our signature “Kinkajou Click” once the rotation is complete.
Separation Process: Place a separation tie on each side of the score line and pour alternating streams of boiling and cold water to stress the glass. The Kinkajou can handle thick and thin bottles just fine however thicker glass may require more cycles of boiling and cold water to force the separation.
Finishing Process: Your Kinkajou kit includes 3 sheets of 80-grit sandpaper. This sandpaper will easily remove any sharp edge but if you’re looking for that gorgeous, polished edge, we highly recommend our Saber Tooth Diamond Sanding Pad Kit. We tend to cut bottles with attractive painted labels because preserving paper labels is a challenge. The variety of bottles is endless, and so are the projects you can create with the Kinkajou Bottle Cutter.
Please note the instructions above are a quick summary. Refer to the Instruction Manual included in your kit for safety and operational procedures.