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whats the best way to drill through a tile?

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by Lucy1979, 21 May 2012.

  1. Lucy1979

    Lucy1979

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    Hi,

    I wondered if anyone knew the best way to drill through, standard white ceramic tiles, so i can put a shower head up.
    As ive heard so many different method's and i really don't want to brake the tiles.

    Many Thanks for your advice
     
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  3. tpt

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    use masking tape on the face of the tile - this stops your drill slipping, then use a cordless drill (for the slow speed) without hammer turned on. USe a standard masonry bit.

    hold the drill in the spot you want the hole, bang the back of the drill to make a small indentation - this again helps to stop the bit slipping, then just drill as normal without hammer until you get through the tile, at which point you can turn hammer action back on.
     
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    Yes drilling tiles can be fun use a proper tile drill like the man said piece of tape on till your drill is cutting nice steady speed bit of water when you pierce the back of the tile stop and put in a masonry drill bobs your uncle
     
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