Anyone ever tried drilling a tempered tank?

Discussion in 'I made this!' started by leighton1245, May 19, 2011.

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  1. leighton1245

    leighton1245 Horrid Stonefish

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    As soon as things with work slow down i think the first part of june things might be a little slower so ill try it then :)
     
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  3. tigermike74

    tigermike74 Panda Puffer

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    Like Curt said, you better be careful if you do decide to do this. Besides safety goggles, I hope you wear an entire body suit of metal armor.
    I hope you are ok, you haven't responded to this thread in quite a while.
     
  4. loneracer05

    loneracer05 Clown Trigger

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    Tempered glass can be cut with special lasers .....I would think acid may work too though
     
  5. malac0da13

    malac0da13 Torch Coral

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    I don't think tempered can be cut at all. As soon as the hole is made all the tension that is there is released and it shatters in a spectacular fashion. I received a tank from a friend for free and wanted to drill it but didn't know if it was tempered or not so I went for it anyway. I made it almost all the way through the glass but as soon as it started to break through it shattered into a 1000 pieces. On the plus side tempered glass pieces are much less dangerous than nontempered glass shards.

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