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1/2 in. Carbide Tipped Glass and Tile Drill Bit

$1497
  • Exact start tip for minimal bit walking
  • Reinforced carbide head for increased durability
  • For use in glass and ceramic tile
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Product Overview

Glass and tile bits engineered with sharpened carbide for faster tile drilling

Milwaukee Glass and Tile Drill Bits

Glass and tile bits engineered with sharpened carbide for faster tile drilling

For use in glass and ceramic tile

Milwaukee Glass and Tile Drill Bits

For use in glass and ceramic tile

For use in glass and ceramic tile

Glass and Tile Drill Bits

Available in sizes up to 1/2 in.

Exact start tip for minimal bit walking

Exact Starts. Clean Holes.

Exact start tip for minimal bit walking

Increased durability in high speed drilling

Reinforced Carbide Head

Increased durability in high speed drilling

For faster tile drilling

Sharpened Carbide

For faster tile drilling

Minimal Bit Walking

Exact Start Tip

Minimal Bit Walking

For Use In Glass, Tile and Ceramic Tile

For Use In

For Use In Glass, Tile and Ceramic Tile

Drilling in Glass

Glass

Drilling in Glass

Drilling in Tile

Tile

Drilling in Tile

Drilling in Ceramic tile

Ceramic Tile

Drilling in Ceramic tile

Not recommended for use in porcelain tile

Not for use in porcelain tile

Not recommended for use in porcelain tile

For Use With Drill/Drivers

3-Flat Shank

For Use With Drill/Drivers

The Milwaukee 1/2 in. Glass and Tile Drill Bit features an exact start tip for clean holes and minimal bit walking in glass and ceramic tile. Engineered with sharpened carbide, Milwaukee Glass and Tile Bits provide faster tile drilling than standard glass and tile bits. These bits are designed with a reinforced carbide head for increased durability when high-speed drilling into tile and glass. They're specifically designed for drilling holes in glass and ceramic tile with drill-drivers only. These drill bits are not recommended for use on porcelain tile.
  • Sharpened carbide for faster tile drilling
  • Ideal for tile applications in kitchen and bath
  • Precision-ground carbide for clean holes
  • 3-flat shank for reduced bit slippage
  • For use in drill drivers
  • Not recommended for porcelain tile
  • Available in sizes up to 1/2 in.
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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
3.75 in
Assembled Height (in.)
0.5 in
Assembled Width (in.)
0.5 in
Bit Diameter
1/2 in
Bit Length (in.)
3.75
Shank Diameter
1/4 in

Details

Bit Material
Carbide
Drill Bit Type
Glass & Tile Bit
Drill Bit Type(s) Included
Hammer Drill Bit,Masonry Bit,Percussion Bit
Individual/Set
Individual
Material Application
Ceramic Tile,Glass
Returnable
90-Day
Self-Feeding
No
Shank Style
3-Flat
Tools Product Type
Power Tool

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.4
    out of 24 reviews
  • 92% recommend this product
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I've been sitting on a project for years, turning a very nice blue wine bottle into a lamp. I fin...
I've been sitting on a project for years, turning a very nice blue wine bottle into a lamp. I finally acquired this drill bit and went to work. It took a while, as the speed recommended was low, but the job got done with no breakage. I ended up with a very nice hole and now I'm off to HD for lamp parts. The package is very informative, but is very hard to open without damaging its usefulness as a drill holder and manual. I ended up using a Dremel cut-off wheel to do the job.
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The MILWAUKEE 1/2 IN. CARBIDE TIPPED GLASS AND TILE DRILL BIT is impressive. I was quite surprise...
The MILWAUKEE 1/2 IN. CARBIDE TIPPED GLASS AND TILE DRILL BIT is impressive. I was quite surprised how easily the drill bit chewed precisely into the tile, slowly stripping layer by layer off, and reaching the other side without blowing out. On the advice of the manufacturer instructions, I went nice and slow at first to get a hole precisely where I wanted it. If you are in need of a 1/2 inch hole into glass or tile, this is definitely the top quality bit you need to get the job done. Very impressive!
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In all fairness I must admit that this my first attempt at drilling in glass. I gave this product...
In all fairness I must admit that this my first attempt at drilling in glass. I gave this product a good rating because it worked for me but I really have nothing to compare it with. Anyway a while back my wife asked me to drill a hole in a wine bottle for a craft project. Well we have since lost the wine bottle but I'm sure we will soon find another. To test the bit I chucked it into my drill press and set the speed to 250 RPM. As expected it made a hole in a beer bottle. There was a small amount of chip out that I attribute operator error. If I had any complaint it would be that drill speed on the package said low, very subjective. An RPM would be more helpful.
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I used the bit to drill holes in ceramic flower pots to add drainage. It worked quite well for t...
I used the bit to drill holes in ceramic flower pots to add drainage. It worked quite well for that. The bit started quickly, did not “skitter around,” and cut quickly. It also cut cleanly on the entry side of the hole (see photos) but it did leave some chipping on the exit side (see photos). If a hole needs to look clean where it is visible, then you should start drilling on the side that you want to be visible. Flower pots are generally made of softer material that something like porcelain tile and I expect the bit will cut more slowly with porcelain tile.
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I mostly use glass and tile bits to put holes in glass bottles for various craft projects. Mostly...
I mostly use glass and tile bits to put holes in glass bottles for various craft projects. Mostly holes that I can get a set of string lights through. I used to get cheap bits online, but after many broken bottles it just wasn’t worth it any more. Milwaukee bits have always been tough, and as long as you take your time and use them as directed, then you shouldn’t have much issue. I haven’t had an opportunity to try these on tile yet, but I’m glad I have them on hand in case the need arises.
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First things first, this is the best drill bit I have ever used on ceramic tile. The bit drilled ...
First things first, this is the best drill bit I have ever used on ceramic tile. The bit drilled clean, precise holes with no chipping on the front or backside of the tile. When I received the Milwaukee ¼” Glass and Tile Drill Bit, I was anxious to put it to the test because drilling tile is one of my least favorite tasks. As you can see from the photo of the grab bar in my shower, I only used two of the three screws needed to mount the bar properly. That is how much I hate drilling tile. I wanted to test this new tile bit using both my drill and hammer drill. I was curious to see if the hammer drill would make the job easier or if it would crack the tile. However, I will have to wait until I get a new chuck for my drills. Both drills are equipped with the quick-change chucks to accommodate hex drill bit shanks. Because of the round shank, I had to test the Glass and Tile Bit using my drill press, which has a chuck for a round shank drill bit (see shank photo). I was disappointed because it has been my experience that most tile drilling is on installed tile. Using the drill press, I avoided the thrill of watching the bit wander around etching the tile before starting a hole someplace near the mark. At least that is what usually happens, and it is the primary reason I wanted to test using a handheld drill. Some bits bite into the ceramic surface better than others. If you read the fine print on the back of the package, you will see the bit is not recommended for use on porcelain. I have drilled porcelain before using a small diamond hole saw bit. Porcelain is a very hard material. Even so, I wanted to know how this bit would preform on porcelain. (see tile photo with one hole) The result was again perfect. However, it took at least ten times longer to drill a hole in porcelain as compared to ceramic tile. The bit became extremely hot in the process, and I am sure it shortens the life of the bit. So, I was not able to test this drill bit as thoroughly as I hoped, but I can say that it goes through ceramic tile like a charm.
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Drilling holes in ceramic floor tiles are very difficult. Porcelain tiles are even more difficult...
Drilling holes in ceramic floor tiles are very difficult. Porcelain tiles are even more difficult to drill. The first hole I drilled with the MILWAUKEE 3/8 Inch carbide tipped glass and tile drill bit took some time specially since I had the drill set at a low speed. The second hole went faster as I started hole with smaller sized Milwaukee carbide tipped bits and worked my way up.
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This is one rugged drill bit. I don't have a tile project in sight, but next one will be much be...
This is one rugged drill bit. I don't have a tile project in sight, but next one will be much better with this drill bit. Another bonus with this bit is that it can be used with a standard drill. No need for a half inch drill. I had to buy a drill for a new bit once. Drill since died so I'm glad it's no longer needed. This bit is a welcome addition to my collection.
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I got the Millwaukee 1/2" carbide tipped glass and tile bit and tried it out on some tile. Worke...
I got the Millwaukee 1/2" carbide tipped glass and tile bit and tried it out on some tile. Worked great very clean hole and was able to drill it pretty fast. When or if using it on glass I would recommend drilling slower and maybe using water to keep the glass cool. These bits also have three flats cut on the shank so you won't have to worry about any spinning in your drill chuck.
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I got the Millwaukee 3/8 in. Carbide tipped glass and tile bit sent to me. Tried it out on a roun...
I got the Millwaukee 3/8 in. Carbide tipped glass and tile bit sent to me. Tried it out on a round glass bottle it was working great but I ended up breaking the bottle right at the end of a clean hole got in a little bit of a hurry. The next test was a 1/4" think mirror took my time used a little bit of water to keep the glass cool and it worked great.
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