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Drilling Porcelain Tiles: Step-by-Step Guide

Drilling porcelain tiles…does that make you cringe? Do you want to know how to do this properly? This short article will assist you by giving simple steps that would be imperative for your drilling activity. Drilling porcelain tiles will be needed if you need to put up extra accessories in your bathroom or any room that has porcelain tiles.

To start your drilling activity, you must first know what kind of equipment you will need to carry out the activity. Take a look at the instruments you will require:

RCD Breaker

Drill Bits of Diamond Core (Premium Quality)

Masonry Drill Bits (Bundled w/ quality drill bits)

Drill Bit of Carbide Pilot ( use this if you’ll drill 13-mm hole or bigger holes)

Equipment for Water Cooling

Drilling Device

Safety Glasses or Goggles

These materials can be bought in various stores. You could just purchase these before proceeding to your drilling activity. You must be sure of the quality of the tools first so that the result of the drilling would be suited to your need.

One other thing that you need to take into consideration with drilling porcelain tiles is the hole sizes you are about to create. This is fairly important for the size or diameter of the hole will determine how large the drill bit you are about to use.

After selecting the diameter of the holes you’re going to drill and setting up the tools you’ll require for the drilling, you can begin to commence drilling your porcelain tiles. Make sure you sport your safety goggles to keep your eye clear of dirt as well as prevention of electric shock with RCD.

These proceeding steps would be for holes about 10mm or less in diameter with diamond cores.

1. Put an indicator to the hole’s center. Either use a sticky tape or perhaps lead pencil.

2. Get the right size of the diamond core bit. Then, affix it to the electric drill. Make sure that there’s a supply of water from any cooling gear is at a constant. (Water cooling equipment is important in keeping it certain that there’s a constant cool temperature in the diamond core bit and this will prevent debris as you are drilling the hole. Don’t utilize portable aspirator or wet sponge, for these never render enough coolant to the diamond core bit.)

3. Your drill should be positioned between 1000 & 1500 rpm. Preferring the marker as your marking tool, it’s ideal to apply the “Leaning In” method.

*Method of Leaning In- With an angle, you’ll start to drill. As you see the drill cuts the tile, your drill must be in horizontal position. Ensure that there’s sufficient pressure given and rotate the drill till the hole is completely drilled.

*Method using Sticky tape- Set sticky tape on the wall exactly where you need the hole. It will help to stop the drill bit from slipping.

4. Tip- I picked up a great from Once the hole has started, don’t use too much pressure let the drill carry out the work

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