I need to drill several holes in some granite and marble counter tops
and tiles to install plumbing fixtures. I've searched the 'net and
most suggestions involve percussion masonry bits or diamond core bits.
IMHO, percussion bits are too risky to use in a place where the top
may not be supported well enough to prevent cracking. The diamond core
bits techniques that I found involve using a drill press - hard to do
with the countertop still on the cabinet ;-)
If you have any slick techniques for safely drilling a 1" or so hole
in a granite countertop by hand, I'd be interested in hearing it.
Many moons ago, I ran in to a tile man who showed me a tool he had
that looked a lot like a small handheld angle grinder. It had a lot of
diffent attachments for cutting and polishing natural stone tiles and
could be used in wet or dry mode. It also had core bits and was
intended to drill holes free-handed. The guy remaked that it was a
lifesaver for working with granite/marble and did a good job drilling
Problem is, I can't find the guy now to get him to drill the hole and
can figure out who made the tool in order to try and rent or buy one.
Anybody got any ideas on who makes such a tool?
Thanks for your help
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