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what is the best and easiest way to drill holes in terra cotta pots, and inexpensive?

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Renata Last reply on Jul 27, 2015

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  • Harriette N
    Harriette N Raleigh, NC
    on Jun 27, 2012

    Thanks to all of you for your time and information regarding the masonry bits!

  • Harriette N
    Harriette N Raleigh, NC
    on Jun 27, 2012

    Hi Liz, what is the name of the smaller drill your husband bought for you? I'll check it out on Amazon once I know the brand name. Thanks for your help!

  • Harriette N
    Harriette N Raleigh, NC
    on Jun 27, 2012

    I need a clarification about a response

  • Woodbridge Environmental Tiptophouse.com
    Woodbridge Environmental Tiptophouse.com Colonia, NJ
    on Jun 27, 2012

    The drill bit you need is sold at your local hardware store and big box stores for around $3.00 Its a masonry bit. The drill you would want to purchase depends upon what other types of projects your looking to do in the future. HD sells some inexpensive battery drills that would work fine for this type of project and other drilling projects needed around a home. One suggestion however. The more you spend on a drill the better it is at doing other larger projects. So if you find that your doing more and more projects, this is one type of a tool you do not want to skimp on with price. Here is one from HD that I use all the time. In fact I have four of them. http://www.homedepot.com/Tools-Hardware-Power-Tools-Drills-Cordless/h_d1/N-5yc1vZc2ci/R-202217724/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&storeId=10051

  • Liz C
    Liz C Garnerville, NY
    on Jun 28, 2012

    Harriette...the drill is actually in my garage @ this very moment that I'm reading your comment.....so first thing tommorow, I will go in and check the name brand for you and let you know!

  • Terri C
    Terri C Lower Lake, CA
    on Jun 28, 2012

    I have a hand held Dremmel that I like to use for various projects and it works very well for drilling, carving, cutting , sanding etc . . there are a lot of different kinds of bit and cutter wheels that you can get with it or for it . .at most hardware stores.

  • Harriette N
    Harriette N Raleigh, NC
    on Jun 28, 2012

    What kind of bit for the Dremmel; I have one of these already, would love to be able to use it for this project. Thanks!

  • Woodbridge Environmental Tiptophouse.com
    Woodbridge Environmental Tiptophouse.com Colonia, NJ
    on Jun 29, 2012

    Dremmel makes drill bits for tile. Those would work fine, only the holes will be quite small. But using a tile cutting tip you would be able to make the holes larger.

  • Harriette N
    Harriette N Raleigh, NC
    on Jun 29, 2012

    Thanks again everybody, a lot of really helpful info.

  • Renata
    Renata Hermiston, OR
    on Jul 27, 2015

    Does anyone know an easier way to drill several pots, lol. I have close to 100 pots to drill the small ones aren't that hard but the bigger ones are killing my arm..lol and I've went thru 4 dremmel bits. GRRRRRR, lol

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