Yesterday's Tractor Co. Parts for Farm Tractors - Compare our Prices!
Click Here or call 800-853-2651 
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 9N,2N,8N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   Traditional YT Forum ViewClassic View   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Drilling holes in glass tile


 
Post new topic    
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Awlknottedup
Regular


Joined: 23 Jul 2008
Posts: 286


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:15 pm    Post subject: Drilling holes in glass tile Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I need to drill some holes in glass tile. What is the preferred method? Hole size can be anywhere between 3/4 and 1 1/4. What about rough edges?
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Tom in TN
Tractor Expert


Joined: 05 Mar 2009
Posts: 2755
Location: Middle Tennessee

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Drilling holes in glass tile Reply to specific post Reply with quote

awl,

I've never used one, but Home Depot used to sell drill bits specifically for glass tile. If there's a Home Depot near you, you might check with someone in the flooring department.

Good luck,

Tom in TN
 
Back to top
View user's profile
DON TX
Tractor Expert


Joined: 09 Aug 2001
Posts: 2312
Location: Midlothian, Tx

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Drilling holes in glass tile Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hardware stores and hobby shops have tile drills with spear tips to drill glass and ceramic tiles but may not be more than 1/4". For the size you want you will have to take to a glass shop or if the edge doesn't need to be nice you can drill a circle of holes to chip the larger hole out. HTH
DON TX
 
Back to top
View user's profile
J_P
Regular


Joined: 05 Mar 2009
Posts: 75


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Drilling holes in glass tile Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have drilled quite a few holes in glass block so my wife could make Christmas ornaments. I'd have to go out to the shop and look at the bit but the holes were big enough to stuff a string of Christmas tree lights through. If I remember correctly I got the bits at Menards.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
jackbrit
New User


Joined: 17 Oct 2005
Posts: 14


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Drilling holes in glass tile Reply to specific post Reply with quote

drill press, copper pipe, grinding compound, clay wall around the area with a coolant? The spinning pipe is the bit and compound abrasive is the cutter.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Russ from MN
Tractor Expert


Joined: 11 Feb 2006
Posts: 2490


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Drilling holes in glass tile Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Simmilar tojackbrit, I have glued down a piece of plywood with the same size hole, and then use a carbide hole saw with lots of water. Stop once in a while and use a wet shop vac and suck out the grindings and water. Go slow!
 
Back to top
View user's profile
old_bc
Regular


Joined: 04 Sep 2004
Posts: 202


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Drilling holes in glass tile Reply to specific post Reply with quote

This may be your answer.
Drilling Glass

 
Back to top
View user's profile
cannonball
Long Time User


Joined: 05 Mar 2009
Posts: 618


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:48 am    Post subject: Re: Drilling holes in glass tile Reply to specific post Reply with quote

/
Untitled URL Link

 
Back to top
View user's profile
George Marsh
Tractor Guru


Joined: 05 Aug 2009
Posts: 5389
Location: terre haute

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:07 am    Post subject: Re: Drilling holes in glass tile Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Go to ebay, buy it now. I purchased a small cheap set of 5 for around $15. Not as nice looking as the ones cannonball posted, but cheaper. If you need an individual diamond hole saw you can get them for around $3-4. I use my drill press and use a few drops of water to keep it cool.

I drill 1/2 inch holes in unusal glass bowls or cookie jars to make flower pots for the Boss. No ruff edges to speak of.

Drilled 1/2 inch holes in glass block to put Christmas lights inside block.

George
 
Back to top
View user's profile
big fred
Tractor Guru


Joined: 22 May 1998
Posts: 14218


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Drilling holes in glass tile Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Haven't tried in glass, but I use diamond coated hole saws for porcelain tile. Got em at Home DePot. Pricey, at about 10 bucks for the 5/16 diameter, but when you have the tile already set, you really, really, don't wanna break it.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Richard G.
Tractor Expert


Joined: 08 Oct 2000
Posts: 1653
Location: Oakway, SC

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 4:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Drilling holes in glass tile Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Yesterday my son called and said a huge plate glass window in the store his missionary office is renting had a crack growing up from the bottom. Saw this thread a little later and did some research.
He went to Lowes and picked up a glass bit for a Dremel tool. Followed instructions and drilled a 1/8 hole at the end of the crack. so far so good..
Thanks, Richard
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Yesterday's Tractors Forum Index -> Tool Talk All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
TRACTOR   PARTS TRACTOR   MANUALS
Same-Day Shipping! Most of our stocked parts ship the same day you order (M-F).  Expedited shipping available, just call!  Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors.  Compare our super low shipping rates!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor.  We are a Company you can trust and have generous return policies!   Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651.

YT Home  |  Forums Home

Copyright © 1997-2014 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters