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Old 11-02-2015, 02:42 PM   #1
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Cutting a hole in granite counter


What tool do I want for cutting a hole in a granite kitchen counter top, to add a matching soap dispenser for a faucet? I could do a web search and find something (I already have a diamond hole cutter for smaller holes), but I'm looking for the best recommendation specifically. Thanks.
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Carbide edge hole saw. Or diamond edge if you can afford it.
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I would call the company that installed it and let them take the liability if the crack it or damage it. You have to keep the drill at a Zero degree angle. Only way to do that is with either a jig or very steady hands.

The issue with soap dispensers, is some are a PITA to get to, unless you use tubing to draw from a container that sits on the floor of the cabinet.



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I do not recommend a hole for a soap dispenser. A filtered water dispenser is another matter and may be a good idea.

Diamond hole cutter, I think they use 1 ⅛" or 1 ", done in the field by hand every day by the plumber after the sink is installed and installing faucets etc.

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i watched 2 different companies drill my faucet/despencer holes in granites.
they drilled it as effortlessly as we would drill the same hole in wood.
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The issue with soap dispensers, is some are a PITA to get to, unless you use tubing to draw from a container that sits on the floor of the cabinet.
Why would you need to get to it once it is installed. They fill from the top.
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It really is easy. I used this....got it from HD.
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I have one the same or similar to the last pic, but I think it's too small for this, I'll check. Was just checking if that was the best tool. I've drilled through a lot of things, but don't recall drilling through full thickness granite yet.
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If your dispenser is anything like mine, all the holes are the same size
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Why would you need to get to it once it is installed. They fill from the top.
Not all of them do. Some you have to reach inside the cabinet to unscrew the bottle.



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you should contact the company
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Not all of them do. Some you have to reach inside the cabinet to unscrew the bottle.
You don't need to unscrew the bottle to fill the bottle. The pump top lifts off and you fill it from the top. I have never seen one the unscrews to fill. I've put in a few hundred kitchens with soap dispensers in the counter.
The small 12 once bottles require filling too often. I put a gallon bottle on the floor and attached tubing from the pump extension into the cap of the soap container. Just drill a hole into the cap and insert the tube to the bottom of the container.
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