Introduction: Use Oscillating Saw to Cut Glass Bottle

Hi All,

I bought the oscillating tool, thinking it would a good tool for my DIY work. But for the last 2 years, I have hardly used it. I this instructable, I will share I how tried to use it for cutting glass bottle to make it a planter...


  • Oscillating Saw
  • Diamond disc
  • Wood planks
  • Superglue
  • Hot glue
  • Clamps

Step 1: Stand

  • The basic idea is to hold oscillating saw is its position
  • The stand is made from scrap wood pieces
  • All wood pieces are 4 inch in length and 2 to 3 inches in width
  • Fixed them together to make an "H" stand as shown

Step 2: Attaching Saw

  • Use zip ties to hold the saw in place
  • Then use hot glue to fill any gaps, this reduces vibrations or any wobble during use
  • On a big wooden plank, mount this assemble using a clamp as shown
  • May have to adjust blade inclination, it should be parallel to the base wooden plank

Step 3: Preparing the Bottle

  • Bottles are not square and they will wobble during the cut
  • To avoid this, I stuck the bottle on the flat wood piece using hot glue
  • Add painter's tape on the bottle as a guide while cutting

Step 4: Challenges and Conclusion

  • It was extremely difficult to keep the bottle steady and the hot glue did not hold the bottle in place
  • The Oscillating saw blade is too thick and rough, needed a different blade
  • Because of saw vibrations, the weakest or thin section of glass bottle developed a crack
  • It takes too much time to cut the glass bottle

After several passes and attempts, I was finally able the cut the bottle.

If you ever thought to use your oscillating saw to cut glass bottle, you can do it, but have to use a smoother and thinner diamond blade. I think using Dremel with a 50mm disc gives a much better result.

If you have tried this, do share your experience