Will this hole saw work?
Afraid I don't know for sure, but would vinyl tile sound like ceramic tile when tapping on it? Never knew there was such a thing as porcelain tile. "'Vinyl" sounds like something softer than ceramic. Not so?When you say real tile do you mean ceramic or porcelain? I am not following. The bit you showed won't work on real tile, but would work just fine on vinyl tile.
Without a pilot bit, seems like it would be difficult to start a hole without it drifting. No? Will it go on through 3/4" particle board or plywood after getting through the tile?Vinyl is a PVC based product and Linoleum is made from other products like linseed oil. Cermaic and Porcelain tile are made from clay and are similar. The real difference between them is density. Porcelain tiles are much more dense and absorb a lot less water.
Vinyl tiles do not sound solid like ceramic or porcelain. If it sounds solid that bit won't work. You need a bit like this.
Whatever size you are drilling with make a guide for the bit. Take a scrap of plywood and drill the same size hole. Place the plywood guide on your tile and use it to guide your bit. You can also use the plywood as a reservoir for water. Keeping the bit wet is key.Without a pilot bit, seems like it would be difficult to start a hole without it drifting. No?
Ok then, thank you much for your help.Whatever size you are drilling with make a guide for the bit. Take a scrap of plywood and drill the same size hole. Place the plywood guide on your tile and use it to guide your bit. You can also use the plywood as a reservoir for water. Keeping the bit wet is key.
Indeed I did not see that page, but just now I searched for 1 in. Hole Saw with Water Delivering System which is I what I needed, but nothing came up on Home Depot, and only 1-3/8 in. came up when doing a general Web search. I suppose since the hole is was in back of a kitchen range in a mobile home with a not-too-picky homeowner, I could have made do with 1-3/8" hole and sealed it up properly. Will keep it in mind... thx much!If you would have looked a little more on the Home Depot page referenced above, you would have seen a pic like this:
They come in different sizes as a little kit. The plastic guide sticks to the tile with the self adhesive gaskets shown. Fill the cup with water, use a cordless drill on slow speed and don't apply a lot of pressure. It will go through easily, just don't force it. No pilot bit needed.