Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 9
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Eddie Ryobi Glass and Tile Bits #AR1650G Faster Than Bosch
Ryobi vs Bosch Glass & Tile Drill Bits, Ryobi Faster
I wanted to drill holes in some ceramic flower pots, and my multipurpose drill bits could not get the job done. On February 8, 2015, I bought a 1/2 inch Bosch Glass & Tile� drill bit and a 4-piece set of Ryobi Glass and Tile drill bits #AR1650G ranging from 1/8 inch to 5/16 inch. I started with the smaller Ryobi bits and they zipped right through the first ceramic pot. I used the Bosch drill bit to enlarge the holes, and it seemed to take much longer. I then tested each drill bit to see how long it took to get through another ceramic pot. The 2nd pot had a thick glazed bottom and took longer. The times to drill through the 2nd Ceramic Pot: Ryobi 1/8 inch bit: 40 seconds. Ryobi 3/16 inch bit: 50 seconds Ryobi 1/4 inch bit: 65 seconds Ryobi 5/16 inch bit: 70 seconds Bosch 1/2 inch bit: 170 seconds I then used a terracotta pot with 4 sides. Each of the Ryobi bits drilled through the pot in 5 seconds or less. The Bosch 1/2 inch bit took 35 seconds to drill through the pot. Both brands got the job done, but all the Ryobi bits did it in such a small fraction of the time it took Bosch, that I have to believe their better performance is related more to their design than to the larger size of that particular Bosch item. I know the drill bit brands would need to be the same sizes for an objective comparison, but I am going to try some other brands of 1/2 inch drill bits for glass and tile before I buy another Bosch. I would buy a Ryobi 1/2 inch drill bit for glass and tile if they made one.
February 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MicD Works on Spring Steel
I needed something with a very hard tip, as I had already burned up a couple regular drill bits, before I realized I was trying to drill into the extremely hard spring steel of a knife pocket clip I was modifying.
I was just trying to open up a small hole in the thin spring steel, and the tapered point on these bits was perfect.
Went slow and used cutting oil, got just the right sized hole I needed.
February 25, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Bellboy74 Cut your glass bottles.
Easy to use but don't force it. This bit can get hot and break. That will break the bottle. Start with the smallest and work up to the size you want.
February 3, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JPwoodstock Doesn't work on porcelain tile
I bought this set to drill holes in porcelain tile and and after struggling to make the first hole the blade tip broke off. I went back to Home Depot nd bought a diamond tip drill bit and worked. If you are going to be drilling holes in porcelain tile, DON'T buy this bit set. It might work fine on glass and ceramic tile, but I don't know that. They should put "ceramic" package title and "not for use on porcelain tile."
May 19, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Andrew Heated up, sheared off, others immediately disintegrated
I tried the small bit first. It got too hot apparently (immediately) and sheared right off in the chuck. I moved up to the next size...the tip shattered immediately. I moved to the THIRD bit. Immediately disintegrated but had just enough tip left to finish one hole...garbage. I ended up buying the Bosch kit so I can drill the other holes I have to. Upon close examination the Bosch design looks more robust. These bits are only super light duty for arts and crafts.
April 21, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Procman drilling through glass tile a breeze
had a job with glass tile on the walls and needed to hang a grab bar these bits drilled right through the glass tile like butter where a masonry bit had trouble.
March 12, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by HDshopper Not worth the money
Bit immediately heated up and the he'd fell out of the slot on the shaft
March 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nickname It does what it says!
Bought it to drill on porcelain tile and it does the job flawless.
Do not hesitate, if you need it get it.
December 30, 2014