I need to drill 1/4" holes into existing floor tiles. I've seen large
carbide bits but they seem to be more for drilling shower holes for
Could I use a masonry bit? Any way to prevent the hand drill from
You need to chip the glaze on the tile before you start drilling to
keep the bit from sliding around, the tip of the drill bit usually
works. You should be able to drill through with a good quality masonry
bit. Don't try this without a variable speed drill, you want the bit
to turn slowly. Best bet is to line things up to drill into the grout
lines but somehow that never seems to be an option...
On 24 Apr 2006 11:58:20 -0700, poison email@example.com wrote:
I would use a bit for tile, but I have seen people take a finish nail,
and mark the spot for the hole. This chips the glaze and exposes the
softer part of tile.
I've never done this, and can't say I recommend it, just that it
seemed to work when demostrated.
tom @ www.CarFleaMarket.com
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