handyman glass bitHandyman Tip for Drilling a hole in Glass

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It isn’t often a handyman needs to drill a hole in glass, but stranger things have happened. If you need to drill a hole in glass, there are tools for this.

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You will need to get a glass and tile bit for your drill. These are unique bits that look like they have an arrowhead stuck on the end of the bit. They cut glass very well and don’t take long to do so.  The trick is to get the bit to start cutting without wandering off of its original point.

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Whether you are drilling into a piece of flat glass or curved, you can get the point of the bit to start cutting where you want it with a rubber mallet. Hold the bit where you want the hole, and tap the shank of the bit so that it drives the point of the arrowhead into the glass surface. This will make a small divot in the surface and will be your starting point.

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Put the bit into a drill and place the point of the bit into the divot you created. The bit will cut right at that point and won’t wander from it. You can start with a small or large bit, or start small and cut gradually larger holes in the glass.

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