Not all glass is appropriate for candles
We are a business that specialises in a particular kind of reamer. These are utensils that are great for all sorts of mechanical projects. Normally, their purpose is to create holes and to smooth out and debur edges. Our mould reamer is special as it is meant specifically for moulds and repair work. General reamers are not suitable for these projects. In other words, our products give you the specific tool to do your work.
One of the main uses for glass jars is candles. Many people wonder if these containers are capable of breaking. The truth is that there are some types of glass that are not suitable for this kind of use. That is because the material is porous, can crack, and is not heat resistant. However, there are glasses that have high resistance to heat and cracking. These are safe to use.
One of the leading examples would be pressure canning jars. These are meant to hold wax well and endure high heat. What we are going to do is talk about some of the types of glass you really need to avoid if using candles.
Old drinking glasses and mugs
To begin with, you should never use old drinking mugs or glasses. Such containers can crack, particularly if you have been using them for years. This is because they are likely to be porous. Depending on the kind of mug or glass, they could lack heat resistance.
Alkaline cleaning substances
Glass that has been cleaned using alkaline substances should also be avoided. These particular cleaners break down the material, leading to it becoming porous. Baking powder, oven cleaner, toothpaste, and bleach are all alkaline. Therefore, if you use any of them for cleaning, the container will have a higher chance of cracking.
Using a container that can easily tip over is also not wise. It is not safe to use anything with a small or uneven bottom. The rounder or wider your base, the sturdier your candle shall be. This is important to prevent accidents.
Make the best savings with our mould reamer products
At Penico Gauges, the utensils we offer can turn expensive machining operations into simple jobs. This can save you a huge amount of money. Thanks to our reamers, you can perform bench fitting operations that offer results equal to using much more expensive machinery.
So, if you are thinking about using a mould reamer yourself, please contact our team. We can discuss sizing with you to ensure you select the best tools.
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