Dremel Diamond Bits | Diamond Core Bits
“They’re Here! They’re Here!” Trumpets blare. Drums roll.
For years, one of the most common questions that we get is: “Can I use my Dremel tool to drill a hole, so I can put Christmas lights inside a wine bottle (or glass block)?”
For 10 years our answer had to be “No.” No one that we could find, made a diamond core bit that would fit a rotary tool (such as Dremel) and would drill a hole large enough for Christmas lights.
One of our manufacturers just came out with a line of diamond core bits with a 1/8” shank
. These core bits will fit your rotary tool. The bit sizes range from 1/8”, up to 15/32”.
½” seems to be just beyond the upper safety limit for a diamond core bit that can be used in a rotary tool such as Dremel.
The 15/32” diamond core bit
will fit in your rotary tool (such as Dremel) and drills a hole that is almost ½” in diameter. The miniature Christmas lights will fit through that hole. It’s tight but they do fit.
If you’re making a large number of the lighted wine bottles or glass block you’ll still want to use a traditional1/2” diamond core bit
or 5/8” diamond core bit
with your drill or drill press.
If you’re trying this for the first time and don’t want to go out and buy a new drill or drill press then these new bits are for you.
You also have other sizes. The 1/4” diamond core bit
and the 3/8” diamond core bit
are good sizes for lamp cords and other electrical cords. I know that a lot of you drill holes in the bottom of decorative bottles to make lamps.
The 1/8” diamond core bit
bit is a good size for hemp or leather cording.
Remember, you can always download a free copy of “How to Drill Glass, Tile and Stone”, "Click here for your FREE copy."