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Old 12-06-2009, 10:46 PM   #1
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Best tool to drill holes in Porcelain tile


I am going to tile my walls with porcelain tile.
I have 3 stubouts and 1 sink drain I need to have holes.

I have bought some bad tile tools in the past.. (not worth the money)

What type of bit should I get for the tile?

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Old 12-07-2009, 04:25 AM   #2
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dry diamond core drill bit

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Or carbide grit, but diamond is better.
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Old 12-07-2009, 06:13 PM   #4
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Carbide grit is useless on porcelain. Won't even touch most of them.
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I hope this is something I can get locally.
I have a Lowes/Menards/Sears Hardware all grouped together.
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Coring saws won't be easy to find in lower populated areas of the country. It usually takes a major city for there to be a big enough demand for stores to stock such an item. They are available online from a lot of places.
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I was surprised Sears Hardware did not have one.
Lowes did, $25

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