Updated October 21, 2019 by Will Rhoda

The 8 Best Glass Drill Bits

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This wiki has been updated 14 times since it was first published in January of 2018. Glass is difficult to drill into, so getting the job done requires a bit made of an extremely hard material, a steady hand, and some lubricant. The hardware we ranked varies considerably in size and function to suit different uses, but all should work without shattering your item to pieces. Remember: due to the intense heat produced, even the best options won't last very long. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best glass drill bit on Amazon.

8. SE Diamond Burrs

7. Drillpro 15 Piece

6. Drilax Assorted Pack

5. Neiko Diamond Grit

4. Blendx Diamond

3. HomeIdol Six-Piece Set

2. Bosch GT3000

1. Bosch GT2000

Editor's Notes

October 17, 2019:

During this update, we eliminated the Brackit 6-Piece, due to availability questions. At the same time, considering that this is a drill-bit category, we added two new drill-bit options – the Drilax Assorted Pack and the Homeidol Six-Piece Set – to supplement some of the excellent hole-saw-based options these rankings already included.

Something to consider while cruising through this category:

Read user reviews critically and, when it seems appropriate, take the with a grain of salt. As anybody with experience in the matter will tell you, drilling through glass is an arduous process requiring both an abundance of patience and technical proficiency. With such a stark contrast between user reviews in some cases – with positive reviewers gushing with praise while negative reviewers protest that they broke their bit the first time they used it – it’s tough not to wonder how much of this misfortune is resultant of human error.

Drilling through glass isn’t the same as blasting a quick hole through a 2x4. It takes a while (sometimes a matter of minutes). It requires consistent, gentle pressure. A cooling agent is ideal, and indeed often necessary to get the job done (water will usually do). Tempered glass is apt to shatter even if you check all those boxes. So, if that’s a job you’re considering, I suggest you go wide.

Remember the age-old maxim of glass drillers everywhere: be safe, be patient and have some fun. Pick one of these rankings, and get the job done!

Will Rhoda
Last updated on October 21, 2019 by Will Rhoda

After deciding that the pen was mightier than the pliers, Canadian electrical contractor William Rhoda abandoned his career and headed back to college, where he majored in marketing and advertising and won a scholarship along the way to earning a diploma in creative communications. His past career landed him a depth of knowledge in tools and hardware, while his current career schooled him in audio, video and camera equipment. During his leisure time, he’s learned lots about outdoor gear, and years of tiresome backyard maintenance have taught him all about pools and hot tubs. His recreational pursuits include rest, relaxation and revolutionary action, and his roommate’s a hairless cat.

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