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Old 01-20-2008, 02:16 PM   #1
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Drilling into damn hard tiles (Stone)


Hi all
We recently had a loft conversion and in the en-suite bathroom, we had LEA Ceramiche Rainforest tiles on the walls.

I am now trying to put up a bathroom cabinet but after quite a lot of drilling, have managed to make a hole about half a mm deep!!!

A visit to the local B&Q for some 'expert' advice and I came home with what looked like was going to the daddy of all drill bits... this was no better than the cheapy bits I had been previously using.

PLease, can anybody offer any advice on how to drill into this tiles. Below is a link to the specs...

Many thanks in advance,

http://www.ceramichelea.com/gestione...A_TECNIC06.pdf

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shorinternational.com/DrillsDiamond.htm

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Old 05-24-2008, 07:38 AM   #3
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Diamond hole saws are the way to go- http://www.ultimatehandyman.org/vide...orcelain-tiles
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you should be able to find some smaller bits rather'n a 4" holesaw even at an apron store
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Diamond hole saws ,that's what you need
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:27 PM   #6
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I would just use masonry bits slightly larger than the anchor you'll be putting into the wall.

I have an overabundance of 1/4" bits that'll cut through any composition tile or stone numerous times.

I also have a bunch of diamond-encrusted hole bits (mostly for cutting the shower head hole).

Send me a message on my contact form and I'll gladly help you out.

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