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Diamond Tipped Hole Saws And Drill Guide

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    Does anyone have Diamond Tipped Hole Saws and a Drill guide for drilling glass tanks for overflow box and return lines?

    If not, does the club? If the club does not this may be something we consider to purchase to have on hand and loan out to paid members. It sucks to buy them because you literally use them once and that is it. If they club were to have these on hand they would get a lot of use as people build their own tanks. Would be a really nice perk for the members.

    Drill Guide:
    http://www.homedepot.com/p/General-Tools-Drill-Guide-and-Chuck-36-37/100349264

    Hole Saws:
    http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/diamond-coated-glass-drill-bits.html
     
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    I know there are members out there that have bought them for one use. I agree, it would be a good thing for the club to have. If any of you great members would like to donate your old ones to the club for everyone to use, this would be greatly appreciated ! If not, we will look into buying them.
     
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    I had exactly this problem when I was building my sump before I was a member. I decided not to use a external pump for my basement sump based on this alone because I would have had to drill 1 hole in my sump. Glass shops will not drill a assembled aquarium. I think this is a great idea.
     
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    The ones from B.R.S. are all metric, marked in mm's. I need to know what sizes most people need to use if we are going to buy them.
     
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    I would go with the 42mm for drilling a hole for a 3/4" bulkhead for your return lines and a 65mm for drilling a hole for a 2 1/2" bulkhead for your overflow box. Synergy reef, reef savoy ghost style overflow, etc. there are tons of ways. Maybe talk about it at next meeting.
     
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    Cool. As soon as we decide on the needed sizes, we will buy them. Anybody else that has ideas, needs, or thoughts, please tell me, so I get the right ones.
     
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    I will post something on reef2reef and get opinions on what sizes are most common to review at meeting
     
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    Cool,ty
     
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    I have one that measures about 48 cm that I used to drill a 1/2 thick 150 gallon tank that I will donate to the club.
     
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    Nice !!! Come on members ! I know there are more of you out there that bought these for a single use....and there they sit ! Help out your fellow club members and bring your old hole saw to the meeting Friday night. And thanks Ron for your donation !
     
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    Can u drill a tank that says tempered glass do not drill on bottom of tank??
     
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    ........not sure ?
     
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    All I have had ever read is drilling tempered glass is not to be attempted. Something about it shattering.
     
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    You NEVER EVER drill glass that says its tempered. It will shatter into a million pieces instantly.
     
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