Glass Drilling – Glass Hole Edge Distance

When it comes to glass drilling, it is essential that the utmost care is being taken to ensure that the glass does not shatter or crack. The placement of the holes is crucial and a minimum safe distance from the edge must be adhered to in order to keep the glass safe and in one piece. 

Here at Me and My Glass, we know the importance of the placement of holes and our highly experienced team can ensure the perfect finish every time. Even for toughened and tempered glass (no matter the thickness), we are able to put the holes very close to the edge to ensure a smooth and stylish finish. Of course, it is not just about the holes, and it is important to remember that the closer you get to the edge, the greater the risk of the glass cracking when you go to tighten the screws. 

The standard distance for a hole from the edge is 50mm, but it is possible to go as close as 20mm with the right tools. Our team is able to drill a hole from 5mm in diameter upwards and all of our drilling is used on a state-of-the-art water jet machine. 

The distance is different for ceramic glass, such as that used for wood burners, as the nearest the hole can be to the edge is 50mm.

To communicate where your holes are place please see our guide here.

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