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    Drilling glass

    Does anyone think buying the drill bit, coolant, and coolant retainer would work from this website (http://www.gordonglassusa.com/itemin...=DCDB20&cd=301)? I want to drill a 3/4" hole in my 10 gallon aquarium instead of finding an overflow... Anyone know who drills glass in seattle?

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    call any glass company. like neiman glass, deering glass in tacoma, if you gave a nice rollerberring veriable speed drill you can do it. i have years of glass expierence an i had mine done by someone with a machine.

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    If you do it I recommend that you go out and buy a few squares of similar glass try it out three or so times then drill the tank.

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    Hey!

    I saw a thread on RC about using a dremel tool and a round diamond tipped bit for cutting holes. You will need to draw a circle on the glass and start scoring it with the bit until it cuts through. Then clean up the hole with some emery cloth. I don't remember the # for the bit though... It is much cheaper than buying a $60 drill bit for a single use. Good luck.....
    Greg
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