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    Glass bit or dremel

    Hi everyone,

    I have read a lot of testimonys of people who have make their holes in their tank themselve and I am really interristing in doing so. In my new setup I will need to make a least 6 or 7 holes.

    I would like to know witch way is the cheapest and easiest between the way with a drill and a glass bit or the way with a dremel? What is the price of each way and what do I need to do it correctly ? Thank you very much for everyone help!!!

    Steve Timmons

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    Steve .. dremel or glass bits the key is COOLING. Most fractures are the result of localized heat build up. Many people have good success with dremels and if you already own the tool it is a cheaper way to go as compared to glass coring bits.
    I prefer to use the coring bits.
    Rob

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    if you have to make that many holes tho it may be just as cheap to buy the coring bit. ive used my dremel to drill mine i used carbide ceramic/tile cutting bits
    Craig

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    :thumb: Thank you OSD and Weeble!!

    What size of bit should I look for if I want to have bulkhead of 1.5 inch ?

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    One last thing, Where should I look for good price on glass bits? Thank you for your help!

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    I got mine one ebay. A set of 20 for like $13.00 Canadian. Awesome deal
    Cheers,
    Mike Philpott

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    Hi,

    I would like to know if it is the correct tool to use as a Dremel to make an hole in glass with the correct bit? thank you!!

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    This is one like I have. I have an attachment that goes on the end of it. Your either looking for a Diamond tiped bit or and Carbite bit. Hope this helps
    Cheers,
    Mike Philpott

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    The attachment that I have looks like the one in the bottom right corner of your picture. Mastercraft makes these tools as well. You can do a search for rotary tools.
    Cheers,
    Mike Philpott

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    My dad does have a mastercraft tool that is almost exactly the same as the the one on the picture I have posted. If it can be done with one like that, I will borrow it to him... Have you done the hole with the attachment thing(like picture on the botom right) ?

    Thank you very much Mike536!!! It is a great help for me!!

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