how to make a pet bottle strip cutter?

I saw once a tool to cut a soda bottle into a long strip which can then be used for weaving or craft projects, I wonder does anyone have any plans to build one

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lemonie5 years ago

See the pictures in this:
That's the sort of thing isn't it?

Gorfram5 years ago
Hmm...  haven't seen this.

I just use my utility scissors - I cut off the top & bottom of the bottle, and then cut about a 1/8" strip off the body of the bottle. angling the scissors so that I'm cutting in a barely perceptible spiral. It takes a good deal of scissor work to get through 2-liter bottle, but you get something like a 10-20 yard strip (I never measured it).
belso Gorfram1 month ago

Also interesting is this video:

belso belso1 month ago
philpp (author) 5 years ago
Thanks so much Lemonie, The thing I saw was made from wood and I seem to remember it had a blade that could be adjusted for different widths of strip being cut.Once it is cutting you just pull the strip out by the metre until the bottle is finished!

I made a very simple bottle cutter like that...and attempted a tutorial, which I posted at the link below. Let me know if you need any further explanation:


philpp (author)  taylorcass2 years ago
thanks for that
jtobako philpp5 years ago
It was probably a leather strap cutter. Look for a leather tool supplier.
taylorcass2 years ago

This plastic bottle cutter is very easy to make:


The mini filetador or mini PET bottle stripper is able to cut a 2 liter PET bottle in a 1 milimeter wide and 50 meters long strip. It is easy to make and you can see how is made in our web site. www.utsumi.com.br/pet/english/dicas/index.html
pojken5 years ago
I've been looking for it for YEARS! I found it a few years back, but promptly lost it... until today.


There you go. If you figure out how to make it inexpensively, please make an instructable.