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[Low-Cost] Plastic Bottles to String

This topic contains 6 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  Lucas Hutchinson 4 months ago.

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[Low-Cost] Plastic Bottles to String

16/04/2017 at 04:38

Since the machines are pretty pricey and require a bit of work I’ve been looking for smaller ways to recycle in the mean time. So I found a plastic bottle cutter but it was too expensive for me. I tried making it but it didn’t go well. Then I found this DIY video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRy2sD_k57g Using this plan it works pretty good bΜΆΜΆΜΆuΜΆΜΆΜΆtΜΆΜΆΜΆ ΜΆΜΆΜΆmΜΆΜΆΜΆiΜΆΜΆΜΆnΜΆΜΆΜΆeΜΆΜΆΜΆ ΜΆΜΆΜΆnΜΆΜΆΜΆeΜΆΜΆΜΆeΜΆΜΆΜΆdΜΆΜΆΜΆsΜΆΜΆΜΆ ΜΆΜΆΜΆjΜΆΜΆΜΆuΜΆΜΆΜΆsΜΆΜΆΜΆtΜΆΜΆΜΆ ΜΆΜΆΜΆaΜΆΜΆΜΆ ΜΆΜΆΜΆbΜΆΜΆΜΆiΜΆΜΆΜΆtΜΆΜΆΜΆ ΜΆΜΆΜΆoΜΆΜΆΜΆfΜΆΜΆΜΆ ΜΆΜΆΜΆtΜΆΜΆΜΆwΜΆΜΆΜΆeΜΆΜΆΜΆaΜΆΜΆΜΆkΜΆΜΆΜΆiΜΆΜΆΜΆnΜΆΜΆΜΆgΜΆΜΆΜΆ.

If you rather spend money over time here’s where you can just buy one or a nicer model: https://plasticbottlecutter.com/

helper
17/04/2017 at 00:18
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I added a bit of tape to cover some of the blade and give it somewhere to grab. The big thing for me was to make sure to keep the back lower than the front so the bottle comes in at an angle.

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starter
20/04/2017 at 13:37
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I was thinking about using this strings and connect them together, so they could be sold as these tapes, they use to lock packages.
I believe it would come up as cheaper and effective option.

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helper
23/04/2017 at 08:02
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I think that’d work great. At 1/4″(6.35mm) it’s quite strong. And a single 2 liter bottle yields quite a bit of rope.

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starter
05/06/2017 at 17:52
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A couple of YouTubers have done this. I really like this build from La Fabrique DIY http://www.lafabriquediy.com/.

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dedicated
05/06/2017 at 22:05
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This should help

working with PET Bottles

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helper
09/06/2017 at 17:53
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@trent-robertson I definitely have to try this one. Having several sizes would be great.

@jerzeek Thanks for linking. I try to add to existing threads instead of starting new ones, but they’re hard to find

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