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Old 10-06-2013, 12:55 PM   #1
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I'm attempting to drill thru what I believe is ceramic tile in my kitchen, I have brand new carbide tip drill bits. I have been drilling one hole for about 20 minutes now and have gotten only what appears to be half way thru,,,,,
,,,,Am I missing something???
Am I doing something wrong or fo I just have tough thick tiles
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How big a hole?
Using a hammer drill?

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Old 10-06-2013, 01:59 PM   #3
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3/16 hole....using reg power drill, first hole is thru aft 45 minutes...second hole bout 1/3 of the way thru
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Ceramic tile is best with a hammer drill and carbide or diamond bit and regular drill with a little water to cool as you go. Don't buy cheap bits for this
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Should I go small all the way thru, the go big to widen the hole???
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Go at different angles or stay at same straight angle
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A hammer drill would have drill it in about 30 sec. or less.
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Yeah, but don't got one!!
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No hammer drill? Then switch to a diamond coring bit----use water to cool and lubricate---about a minute per hole---

I buy them on Ebay---but a local tile store should have them--
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All done, not bad an hour a hole. Used the water trick also.
Will be asking santa for a hammer drill this year
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i hammer drilled a few holes here. at first it was taking forever. i got pissed, and put some real weight into it. the holes drilled fast then. so perhaps you were not pushing hard enough.

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