Model # GT600

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Store SKU #911868

Bosch 1/2 in. Carbide Glass and Tile Bit
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Bosch

1/2 in. Carbide Glass and Tile Bit

$13.97 /each

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Product Overview

Glass and tile applications have never been easier. Nobody but Bosch is offering the innovation found in our product design. Our product features an unique product geometry with a precision tip, high quality carbide and reinforced head that results in best-in-class speed and life when cutting in glass and tile.

  • Precision tip - solves bit wander and bit walking
  • High quality carbide with a reinforced head that prevents bit cracking and provides a longer life
  • 3-flat shank to prevent slippage
  • Bosch branded, innovative geometry allows bits to drill faster

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Customer Questions & Answers

Is this Bosce drill bit able to drill into a 8x8x4 inche. Glass Icescape block?

Asked by: Anonymous
Based upon my experience with this bit...Absolutely Not! Read the other reviews. This bit will not drill through glass, or tile.
Answered by: Transplanted
Date published: 2017-02-01

Would this be a drill bit I could use to drill through a glass liquor bottle?

I am drilling a hole on the back at the base, to making a lamp from the liquor bottle.
Asked by: Madi
The Glass & Tile Bits can be used for drilling into a glass bottle as long as the glass is untempered. If the glass is tempered (heat treated) the glass becomes very brittle and can shatter. If the glass is tempered, the manufacturer is supposed to etch the glass at each of the four corners. Also, the drill needs to be ran at a low rpm otherwise the glass being drilled can break. A 1/2" bit would need to be run at 250 rpm or less.
Answered by: BoschTools
Date published: 2016-03-15

Can this bit be used to drill through a Corian (solid surface) backsplash?

Asked by: lala
Thank you for your question. We would recommend a diamond hole saw bit like the HDG12 for drilling into a Corian blacksplash.
Answered by: BoschTools
Date published: 2015-12-02
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1/2 in. Carbide Glass and Tile Bit is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect I had to drill 1/2" holes through ceramic tile in my bathroom to install a double shower curtain rod. I'd not used this type of bit before and was looking for a standard masonry bit. However I saw this and liked the point to keep it from wandering. It worked flawlessly. I drilled 4 holes through tile, hardiboard, then drywall. Each were perfect. I drilled at slow speed with mild pressure. I wet the tip periodically with water. This is common sense to me. It keeps things cooled down and acts as a lubricant. This bit performed great. Use as directed with common sense and you'll be very successful!
Date published: 2016-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for Tile I used this to install a Kohler Hydrorail. The last thing I wanted was for it to wander or chip/crack my bathroom tile. After talking to a HD rep, he recommended this bit. You need to follow the directions and run it slow. It took me about 5 minutes to drill out four holes. The best part about the design is it literally does not wander. It started and stayed directly on my mark then made a clean/crisp hole.
Date published: 2015-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Drill bit performed very well Used to drill hole in cast iron sink with white porcelain. No chipping, round smooth hole for drinking water faucet.
Date published: 2016-04-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good bit, hard pots Bil was easy to use and it fit the drill correctly. Hard ceramic takes time to drill.
Date published: 2016-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The wifes happy My wife is doing a craft using wine bottles she wanted me to drill holes in bottle to put mini lights in them ..went got a glass bit at harbor freight It took forever due to fact it would overheat bottle and crack so u had to do it in intervals with bosch bit it's fast no stopping no cracks happy wife happy husband lol
Date published: 2015-10-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Does not performed as should It broke the porcelain tile half way through doing the hole
Date published: 2016-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well I bought this bit for a craft project involving drilling holes in glass bottles. For this purpose it was excellent, even if it was a little pricey!
Date published: 2012-07-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Avoid this bit for cutting glass blocks! I have almost nothing good to say about the Bosch GT600 drill bit. It is easy to start a hole with a brand new bit, but very difficult and time consuming to actually drill a complete hole in the side of a normal glass block! For one thing, the bit’s instructions don’t give any guidance about water at all. We had 26 glass blocks to drill for a craft project and went through 3 of these bits during 22 attempts with 4 blocks cracking for us. If the hole completes, the drill becomes VERY difficult to control. We needed a safety board to help catch the chuck (with a 3 / 4” hole in it to provide just enough clearance for the bit and spraying water) to prevent crashing into the glass when the cut finished. We tried using a lot of water, very little, or none. We tried using different drills, one a variable speed 0 – 2500 RPM and the other drill set in low gear ratio with 0 – 1,000 RPM and both had similar results. You could get 1 or 2 good holes out of a bit if you were lucky (taking a little under 2 minutes with a fresh bit), and then it dulled and was very slow at best or shot altogether. Also, the edges of the holes were often fairly uneven and sharp. Based on some videos I found online of similar bits, I think using one of these in a drill press with precise speed control, perfect vertical alignment, plenty of water and a fixed depth stop might work- BUT for some bizarre reason Bosch’s instructions explicitly say NOT to use a drill press! We found that using a hole saw style diamond bit was MUCH easier and faster.
Date published: 2012-12-16
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