I found this forum while researching a new hobby in glass. It looks like this forum may be able to help me with another issue too. I hope its okay that I post this here.
I would greatly appreciate some advice on cutting glass bottles.
I was approached by a client to produce wine bottle candle jars. Although I am new to cutting glass, my first thought was to buy a tile saw with a diamond blade specifically for glass. I would then finish on a flat lap. I’m sure this is easy enough to do, but the client wants magnum bottles that are 4 inches in diameter. This is my dilemma.
I have looked at two saws capable of cutting items with this diameter, but have reservations about both. First, the husqvarna ms 360 with a mk 215GL blade. Second, the GS-100 wet band saw from Denver Glass. My concerns are vibration from the masonry saw and the ability to cut a straight line with the band saw.
Additional thoughts. Would getting a 10 inch saw and rotating as I cut be a better idea? How will this affect the cut? Will it cost me more in time to grind and polish the bottles?
Again, any thoughts would be appreciated. Thank you.