Polycarbonate Drill Bits
These are the bits you need for drilling Plexiglass, Lexan polycarbonate, PETG, and other clear plastics. The special tip design carves through the plastic (not for use with wood or metal).
It takes a special drill bit to properly drill through Plexiglas, Lucite, Acrylite, or Perspex acrylic sheet. Ideal for Lexan, Tuffak or Makrolon polycarbonate sheet. Special 60 degree angle. Not recommended for wood or metal.
These are specially ground flukes with a 90° point for drilling holes in acrylic plastics including, Plexiglas®, Lucite® and Acrylite® materials.
Metal drill bits will not work as they are made to bite into the metal as they are pushed into it. If they are used on acrylics they will chip and cause other damage to the plastic.
When drilling holes for screws, you must make the hole larger than the screw itself to allow for expansion and contraction of the material. If not you will cause stress cracks at the hole and they will spread! Always have a backer board behind the plastic sheet - most problems happen when you punch through the back side. The design of these bits helps prevent that!
Available bit sizes: 1/8, 5/32, 3/16, 1/4, 5/16, 3/8, 1/4, 5/16, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2.