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drilling through a glass brick

Posted by gogwmos (My Page) on
Fri, Jan 20, 12 at 11:38

How hard is it to drill a 5/8" hole in the bottom of a glass block? Can I use my regular drill or do I need a drill press? Also, what tips do you have while drilling? One thing I heard was to immerse the block in water while drilling but obviously don't let the drill get in the water.


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RE: drilling through a glass brick

Hi There! Welcome aboard the forum! What is your project gonna be? I have even used my tile saw to cut a hole in the glass blocks. Thus it has had water involved as water saves the glass drill bit/saw blade.

RE: drilling through a glass brick

You need a drill bit for glass for your regular drill. It's a slow process, and you can put water on your little bit as you're slowly letting it do its thing. I've seen instructions that tell you to start w/a small hole first, then enlarging slowly, so you might need two or three drill bits.

RE: drilling through a glass brick

I drill glass block and bottles to insert LED Christmas lights. Regular steel or carbide bits just chip the glass and break it. But it's a very simple task with a good diamond drill bit and some basic instructions.

With a good diamond drill bit and the right techniques it takes about a minute per hole. I've drilled hundreds and never broken one...

Here is a link that might be useful: Drill Glass Bottles and Glass Block

RE: drilling through a glass brick

Yup Diamonds are a girls best friend!!!lol!

RE: drilling through a glass brick

ooh those diamond core bits are niiice

Someone asked this on the crafts forum and

I gave my answer there if you want to search for it(although I'm not sure if I had more to add than what people have already said here)

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