Save money and time.
Don’t haul your tank all the way to the store to have it drilled. Use our diamond coated glass drill bits.
Drilling glass is actually pretty easy with the correct tools. Diamond coated drill bits will allow you to drill a hole where ever you need in non-tempered glass for bulkheads, or any other plumbing your system desires.
For drill bit and bulkhead compatibility please see Full Details below.
Drill bit & Bulkhead Compatibility
- 12mm Glass Drill bit works with our RO Float Valves.
- 30mm Glass Drill bit works with our 1/2" ABS Bulkheads.
- 35mm Glass Drill bit works with our 3/4" ABS Bulkheads.
- 42mm Glass Drill bit works with our 3/4" heavy duty SCH 80 Bulkheads.
- 45mm Glass Drill bit works with our 1" ABS Bulkheads.
- 48mm Glass Drill bit works with our 1" heavy duty SCH 80 Bulkheads.
- 53 mm Glass Drill bit works with our 1.25" ABS Bulkheads
- 60mm Glass Drill bit works with our 1.25" heavy duty SCH 80, and 1.5" ABS Bulkheads.
- 65mm Glass Drill bit works with our 1.5" heavy duty SCH 80 Bulkheads.
- 75mm Glass Drill bit works with our 2" ABS Bulkheads.
- 85mm Glass Drill bit works with our 2" Heavy Duty SCH 80 Bulkheads.
decent price, quick to dull By tyler on 2/27/2018tyler wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI got the 60mm bit, figuring id give it a shot, considering its half the price of the ones i normally get. I don't know if the one I got was used or just defective, but the first hole took north of 2 hours, and the second after 3+ hours i gave up and ordered the ones i normally do. I have drilled alot of glass in my time and know what im doing, this bit just didnt seem to stand up to 8mm glass, I was hoping it would be great as BRS products always over deliver, but unfortunately this did not.
Solid performance By Stark on 2/2/2018Stark would recommend this product to a friendUsed this for 2 tank builds, total of 5 holes - would probably be able to drill a few more safely. Use the bit the right way (keep it lubed, keep rpm bursts to a minimum) and it is well worth the cost. Thanks BRS
Worked Great By GT on 10/11/2017GT would recommend this product to a friendUsed to drill two holes with no issues.
Good quality By Joseph on 8/13/2017Joseph would recommend this product to a friendI have cut a total of 10 holes now and the bit still looks like new.
Dulls too quickly By Ryan on 8/6/2017Ryan would recommend this product to a friendI was unable to complete my second 65mm hole in my 1/2" thick Oceanic glass aquarium before the bit lost its sharpness. Am purchasing another to finish the job and drill a third hole.
Good product. By Shawn O on 5/25/2017Shawn O would recommend this product to a friendDrilled 3 holes for the 1" bulkheads and they came out pretty good. One chip where I rushed the first hole. The other 2 holes looked like a pro did them.
Michael would recommend this product By Michael on 3/14/2017Michael would recommend this product to a friendI bought the 65mm to install a shadow overflow on a 150 gal. I was almost certain the side glass was not tempered but I was still prepared to clean up a shattered mess. Good news, two holes drilled successfully! Go slow and let the bit do the work. Watch lots of videos too.
Worked Great By Alex on 12/30/2016Alex would recommend this product to a friendWorked great to cut a hole in my sump for an external skimmer fast and clean and ready for more cuts. used plumbers putty to create a water pool to help cool the bit and painters tape on the other side to catch the glass plug.
45 mm Diamond Coated Glass Drill Bit By William on 11/23/2016William would recommend this product to a friendExactly as described Great service
Amazing drill! 35 and 45mm By Marduk on 11/21/2016Marduk would recommend this product to a friendIt was my first time to drill my tank, and this product was easy to work, I recommend it! greetings from México!
Dulls quickly By Mack on 9/29/2016Mack wouldn't recommend this product to a friend3/4" bit got dull before finishing the 1st hole through 1/2" glass. Second hole took almost and hour to drill
Drilled my first tank! By Dan on 9/9/2016Dan would recommend this product to a friendI drilled my 40 breeder frag tank with this bit and it worked flawlessly! I couldn't be more happy with the end result. I was very nervous as this was my first time drilling glass but I went nice and slow and used the drill guide which in my opinion is a must.
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Can you drill tempered glass with the diamond bits? I have heard not....
No you cannot drill tempered glass. If your glass is tempered there isn't really any modifications that can be done to it as it will shatter. Fortunately most aquariums do not use tempered glass (though its more common on the bottom panel).
I would like to get a couple of drill bits for a 1" bulk head and a 3/4" bulkhead, problem is I don't know what type of bulkheads they are, SCH OR ABH.
ABS is always a black plastic color. Schedule 80 will be gray. In most cases the bulk heads in the hobby are ABS. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
At what point is it needed to a schedule 80 bulkhead? Would this be for return to tank and or overflow too? I am planning a 125 Gal reef tank with two overflows, two returns. Thanks for any help!
I have a 45mm will it work on a 3/4 sch 80 bulkhead or will it be to big?
What size bit will I need for 1/2" SCH 80 bulk heads?
For a ½” Sch 80 bulkhead we suggest using a 35mm glass whole saw.
How many holes can 35mm and 45mm bit cut before it isn't an idea cutter ?
You could get around 6 cuts per drill bit before the bit tends to slow down. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Do these glass drill bits work for acrylic also?
For acrylic you just need a plain toothed hole saw bit like the set linked below, no need for a diamond coated drill bit.