Looking for the glass cutter to create your favorite decorative pieces? We have identified the best glass cutters by testing and researching with the help of eight experts from the glass cutting industry. For us, HPTS Cutter scored great numbers during tests and next best is CRL TOYO Original .
1. HPTS – Best Kit
The Glass Cutter product of the HPTS brand is utilized as a cutting tool for cutting wine, beer, Whiskey, alcohol, champagne water or soda round bottles and even mason jars to craft glasses. It is used as an accessory tool kit in cutting glass bottles. It is made up of an ultra-strong diamond carbide blade which is guaranteed to last for over 100,000 cuts. You can adjust the length for up to 19.5-inch bottles. This product is best used by the craftsmen who like to make decorative items with glass bottles.
The glass cutter includes 5 support wheels which are created specifically stabilize the bottle for precise cutting. The ultra-strong diamond carbide blade of the cutter is of the highest quality and remains sharp even after heavy usage. The blade of the glass cutter is highly durable, which has the capacity to cut over 100,000 glasses. The cutter has a very firm grip that enables for the smooth cut.
It is one of the best kits that we have tested. Specifically, it is the best for bottles. Any class craftsmen would love to have it in his or her tool bag.
2. CRL TOYO – Best For Stained Glass
The CRL TOYO Original cutter is designed along with the straight head oil cutter by CR Laurence. The product is considered the best in the industry and is the standard of stained glass and glazing industry with the dimension of 6 x 6 x 6 inches. It is used for cutting glass and bottles of different levels of thickness. This cutter conveniently fits in the pouch of the user while carrying around the shop or in the field. This kind of cutter is mainly used by the craftsmen who cut different patterns of glass and bottle for making beautiful decorative items.
The product features a precision-ground carbide cutting wheel in a replaceable Cutting Head. It is known for its long wheel life, and it is built to last long. It consists of an automatic oil dispensing system that keeps the wheel lubricated. The wheel hone angle is designed at 140 degrees, and the brass handle acts a reservoir. The wide head of the cutter is designed for the straight-line production cutting. The narrow head of the product is designed art glass craftsman to make intricate scores while doing the pattern work. The blade is highly durable with the firm ad comfortable grip of the cutter.
It is a simple cutter but highly effective. Especially with oil feed, it works on any kind of glass with ease and without leaving any mess. Thus it also makes it the best for mirror.
3. TOYO Acrylic Comfort Grip – Best For Budget Conscious Users
The TOYO Arcylic Comfort Grip Glass Cutter is of the stained glass pencil glass cutter available in different neon colors. The dimension of the product measures 6.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 inches. It is a highly portable product that is mainly used for cutting glass of various thicknesses into small pieces with a clean and smooth finish. This product is used by the craftsmen for crafting fine products of glasses and is made up of carbide cutting blade.
This product is a long-lasting and lightweight cutter with a tapered barrel. It bears the Lexan chamber for oil. It uses a simplified oil-feed system. The barrel of the pencil glass cutter is moulded that fits perfectly in hand. You can grip it traditionally just like you are holding a pencil. It has a small wheel that enables you to perform a delicate cut on small pieces of glass. The product is built of high-quality materials and is considered one of the high standard cutting blades.
When you are considering the price and also the quality of the product, TOYO Glass Cutter fits almost all the parameters. And specifically, when you are working with different designs of glasses, it is probably the best for curves.
4. VGCE Custom-grip – Best For Thick Glass
The VGCE Custom-grip Supercutter is a glass cutter is available in assorted colors. The dimension of the product is around 5.4 x 1.6 x 0.5 inches. The product has an adjustable four-position saddle that is fitted between the thumb and the forefinger. The product is used for mainly cutting glass of various thicknesses into small pieces with a clean and smooth finish. This product is used by the craftsmen and the professionals for crafting fine products of glasses. It is the best for square bottles. The wheel of the cutter is made up of durable and replaceable carbide steel that outlasts the conventional cutters.
The Custom-grip Supercutter is consists of four position saddle that allows the finger to remain straight, thus reducing strain. The cutter is designed to have an adjustable grip handle, improved spring-controlled oil flow system and proven TAP Wheel technology that features a new and larger saddle. The presence of the unique and patented cutting wheel improves the axle lubrication and reduces the rolling friction, thus producing a cleaner score. This advantage of the high-tech wheel provides the user with a better edge and an easier breakout. The custom-grip has its unique replacement head. For the new tap wheel technology, it is easy to use and comfortable to hold.
Looking at its design. It is best for the craftsman who wants a precise blade that can help then achieve even the minor scores. It is the best for thick glass.
5. IMT Pistol Grip – Best For Curves
This Glass Cutter is a professional stained glass cutting tool of IMT brand with the extra replaceable head and oil reservoir which measures of the thickness of 2mm to 12mm. It has a unique pistol grip design and is used for scoring lines on the surfaces like Glass, Mosaic, Tiles, Mirrors, Diamond, and Minerals. It is mainly used by the professional glass cutters who cut Diamonds, and hard mineral rocks. It is made up of Tungsten carbide glass cutter wheel and with this provides a smooth cut.
The product has an oil-feed glass cutter that has a hollow pistol-like grip which can be filled with lubricating oil on the wrist. The plastic handle glass cutter has a contoured finger channel that is designed to fit any hand size. It has an anti-skid durable handle that makes the gripping to be very comfortable and easy. It can be used for a long time by saving labor. The blade or wheel of the tool is made up of high-quality material that does not get spoiled after long use. The Glass cutting head of the tool is replaceable and can be rotated at 360 degrees. It comes with a 140° and 120° cutter wheel with a ball-end handle for snapping the scored glass.
It is one of the best pistol grip glass cutters that we have tested. During testing we observed that, it best for picture framing.
6. Genround – Best For Wine Bottles
This bottle cutter is a DIY machine for cutting Wine, Whiskey, Beer, Alcohol, Champagne, Liquor round bottles to craft the glasses. It is available in black color with the dimensions measure to 11.9 x 3.5 x 10.5 inches. The cutting length of the tool is 5 inches from bottle bottom to the cutting point. The cutting diameter of the round glass bottles or mason jars is 0.5 to 2 inches. It allows the user to cut both from the top or bottom of the glass bottles and mason jars. It is mostly used for cutting the variety of liquor bottles. The tool is used by the craftsmen and creative people for making beautiful decorative items implementing the creative ideas.
The blade of the cutter is made up of long-lasting carbide. The method of using the tool is that simply the bottle is placed on the support device and constant moderate pressure is applied and rotated. The score is heated over boiled and cold water alternatively and bathe three times. This is a highly durable metal bottle cutter that would allow cutting the bottles perfectly in 5 easy steps. The cutter has three cutting blades in a disc, and each blade is made of sharp and hard metallic-Steel. As tested, the product is highly durable and has a firm grip to hold. ‘
If you are mostly into DIY glass projects, it could be a great cutter to have in your tool bag. However, we believe it is most useful for cutting bottles.
7. Toyo Brass Oil Fed- Best For Precise Cuts
This is a Pencil Style Glass Cutter that is of TOYO brand, and it is fed by brass oil. This glass cutter head is replaceable. The product dimension measures 1 x 0.7 x 7 inches. This Supercutter outlasts the other cutters by up to 25 times. This Supercutter has the capacity to cut thousands of sheets of glass without changing the heads for 30 years long. It is suitably used for cutting glasses of several thick sheets, and bottles to fine pieces. It is mainly used by the professional glass cutter and the craftsmen for cutting fine pieces of glass.
The Supercutter has a durable brass body with the presence of cross-hatched metal barrel for a firm grip. The pencil style design of the cutter offers a firm hand grip. The cutter is self-oiling when pressure is applied, and it is for a free-rolling wheel and consistent scoreline. The wheel of the cutter is made up of durable carbide steel. The blade or wheel of the cutter does not get spoiled as it is of high quality and standard and lasts for long.
If you are going to work on the flat glasses, this could be a good option. It is the best for windows.
Buyer’s Guide – What To Consider?
When we were searching for the glass cutters, we realized there are a number of manufacturers offering similar cutters. Hence, with so many options, it becomes difficult to identify the best out of them. With the help of our buyer’s guide, you will be able to choose the glass cutter that fits your requirements. Here are the factors that you need consider for blade cutters:
A most important part of the glass cutter is the blade. More than the sharpness of the blade, you have to look at the most material used for its design. Most of the glass cutter use hard anodized aluminium. The main reason behind is it is resistant to wear and last longer. The other material used is the tungsten carbide and stainless steel. If you ask us which material is better for the high-quality glass cutter, we recommend going for the tungsten carbide. During testing, we observed that these blades performed much better compared to the blade made of steel or aluminium.
2. Oil Feed
Most of the glass cutter use oil feed, especially professional-grade cutters, require oil feed to make the process of cutting glasses smooth. Also, the oil reduced the friction on the glass. Friction can lead to rough edges. While buying make sure you check what kind of oil feed mechanism it uses and how efficient it is. Sometimes a unit like CRL TOYO Original is more suitable because it provides oil feeder separately which sometimes make the process of cutting glass much easier. Especially when you are working on DIY projects.
Most of the cutters look the same but only difference that you will observe in the grip. There are generally two types of grips found in the blade cutter—pencil and pistol grip. The pistol grip can be easily filled with oil. They are more suitable for users like neophyte glass hobbyists. During tests, we observed that it puts less stress on the wrist and provides more control over the blade. The best example of pistol grip glass cutter is IMT Pistol Grip. And in case of pencil grip, the design is like a pencil with a shaft filled with oil. It is more useful for scoring the glass by pulling or pushing. Mostly it is suitable for straight-line scores. The best example of it is HPTS Cutter.
Glass cutters are not that expensive. But it all depends on the package you are buying. If you are buying the cutter with the support wheels, it might be expensive. While buying the blade alone is cheap. While buying makes sure, you check for any guarantee on the blade.
While buying glass cutters, you will come across blades that look similar, but there are minute differences. If you are not aware of it, you will end up with a blade that does not fulfill your needs. Make sure you check for which purpose the blade is suitable and what kind of scores it can make.