Been tiling the bathroom with porcelain tiles. The sort that can be used
for floors and walls. Being a bathroom lots of holes needed for fittings -
so bought one of those expensive tile drills - the type with a sort of
welded on tip and no flutes. And found it about the most useless drill
I've ever bought. Drilling into walls restricts the amount of pressure you
can apply - but all this thing did was act as an efficient heat generator.
And I was using it at the recommended speed. Spent as much time dipping it
in water to keep it cool as actually drilling. Then bought one of those
newish universal drills - basically just an ordinary one with a fancy tip
(and price to match) which did the job reasonably quickly.
- posted 12 years ago