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Old 12-11-2009, 12:16 PM   #1
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I want to make a circular hole (50mm diameter) in a tile, the tile i have not yet decided upon... I would preferably like granite/marble so which is the best machine/tool to use to make a hole and any general tips would be great

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I want to make a circular hole (50mm diameter) in a tile, the tile i have not yet decided upon... I would preferably like granite/marble so which is the best machine/tool to use to make a hole and any general tips would be great

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Old 12-11-2009, 07:56 PM   #3
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A diamond cutting wheel. Cut the hole smaller and then abrade it to the desired diameter.
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who do i go about abrading the tile? shall i use a disc to smooth around the edge?

also what kind of diamond cutting tool i am guessing i will need a drill piece similar to that of cutting a small hole in plasterboard for spot lights.?

Any other useful tips regarding the cutting would be appreciated

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OK, a circle for what reason. Be more specific, what the heck are you doing?
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funny you should ask... we were just discussing that here:
Drill bits for tile?

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OK, a circle for what reason. Be more specific, what the heck are you doing?
I am going to spot lights into granite coming from the worktop.... I will put up pictures once I have accomplished this lol, I am sure it will look great...
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Allrightee then!
Standard round light fixtures have covers. If this is the case the cover is going to save you. You can use a RotoZip with a diamond blade to cut the hole but it won't be that purdy. You'll need the cover-ring to hide the imperfections but it can be done.
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shabba,

How many different threads did you start here with this same identical question? What's the point in that?
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We use a drill with 2" carbide hole bit, you can find them at most HDs

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shabba,

How many different threads did you start here with this same identical question? What's the point in that?
i started 2 different threads in different sections... the point is obvious
also i am new here so didnt know which was the best place to but it... do you have any suggestions to my initial thread, if so please post in both places lol
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We use a drill with 2" carbide hole bit, you can find them at most HDs
i have been looking at these, but i can not seem to find 4.5mm diameter ones, this one could be the thing i am after
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2 threads on the same issue merged
Please only 1 thread on an issue
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The hole doesn't have to be the absolute exact size of the fixture. A little larger won't hurt anything. The 2" bit (hole saw) will do the trick.

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