I am a fairly experienced fused and am lately starting to drill holes in glass as part of designs. I now use a small drill press, using a bowl to hold water that the glass sits in so the drill bit is well lubricated. However, i want to drill larger, more precise holes and am considering a larger drill press (Sears Craftsman 10″ drill press) and am looking for a better way to lubricate the bit. i have seen some references to using a chuck that takes a water feed so that the piece does not have to be underwater (which makes it hard to be precise).
Does anyone have experience a product that feeds water to a drill bit?
I use kids plasticene. I make a worm larger than the hole to be drilled & stick it in a circle to the glass. Then I fill the well with water. Done it that way for years. I now use diamond holes saws up to 2″ rather than a circle cutter. Tip- pressing the plasticene on the glass dry & it when your srilling it leaks just press it until the leak stops.
Aslo rememebr the water in the well spills as soon as the hole is thru so I drill on a terry toweling rag.
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