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Drilling Porcelain Tiles

Discussion in 'General DIY' started by micktheminer, 15 Jun 2016.

  1. micktheminer

    micktheminer

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    I`ve got to drill three holes into the top (upside down) window reveal of our bathroom to hang a venetian blind.
    Any tips on "how to" on this ? Whatever type of drill ( diamond tip best? ) I use I cant use water to lubricate the drill bit as I`m drilling upside down with the drill pointing up.

    Any tips would be appreciated.
     
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    Spray.
     
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    Thanks for the reply and its certainly worth a try.
     
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    Don't use hammer action till thru the tile.
     
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    As others have said, a water spray will help and NO hammer action. Let the drill do the work and keep just enough pressure on to go through the tile. Too much pressure will crack the tile or damage the cutting bit.
    These screwfix own brand are good and are wax loaded to reduce heat build up although working upside down will affect the direction the wax takes!
    http://www.screwfix.com/p/erbauer-diamond-tile-drill-bit-6-x-67mm/51908
    You could also try the Marcrist bits. They are more expensive but double ended so they offer a little more. Or try somewhere local, Rubi products are designed for tiles and are a good tool as well. Make sure whatever you buy will cut Porcelain, many cheap DIY products will really struggle and potentially break the tile or your drill.
    Have fun!
     
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