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Evans Electric

Not that stuff again !!!

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Evans Electric

Doing some odd jobs in posh flat ...one was install a wall heated in the bathroom . 

Couldn't drill the tiles ...they were made of irradiated boron from the planet Krypton ,  only Superman can drill a hole with his xray vision .

As usual  never there when you want him  so my mate had to go out to Screwfix I think it was  ....£14  for  two diamond plated , No 8 masonary bits .  

 

Had this before on a bathroom refit ....where the hell do they get those tiles from ...Another galaxy ???  

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Sharpend

Ah so what you need in this situation is https://www.google.co.uk/search?

 

works quickly and efficiently. 

Meant grinder! Oops

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Evans Electric

That is what we bought ..the wax filled drill bit  ....only needed 3  No 8 fixing holes .  

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Sharpend

Did you buy the grinder version or drill version? We used the drill version and they struggled, got the grinder version with a guide jig and hey presto seconds to get a nice clean hole. 

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Evans Electric

We got the drill thing .   Needed to drill 3  X   No. 8  Rawlplug holes for a heater .

 

Those tiles must be a nightmare to cut & fit .

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Sharpend

Cutting them is easy, drilling them then grinder is a must. 

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Andy™

porcelain needs something like this

https://www.screwfix.com/p/erbauer-diamond-tile-drill-bit-6-x-67mm/51908

 

not going to get through with much else

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Sharpend

That’s what deke has got, I’m suggesting the grinder version, it takes all the time out of the job. 

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Murdoch
13 minutes ago, Andy™ said:

porcelain needs something like this

https://www.screwfix.com/p/erbauer-diamond-tile-drill-bit-6-x-67mm/51908

 

not going to get through with much else

 

 

These are brilliant ...................

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ProDave

I use those cheap as chips arrowhead tile drills from Screweys. Contrary to popular belief they drilled all the holes I needed in the porcelain tiles in our bathroom no bother, just took slightly longer than ceramic tiles.

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Sharpend

To be honest Dave I find the arrow heads good, the secret with them is to slow the speed of drilling, they then carve out rather than burn out. 

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Onoff
28 minutes ago, ProDave said:

I use those cheap as chips arrowhead tile drills from Screweys. Contrary to popular belief they drilled all the holes I needed in the porcelain tiles in our bathroom no bother, just took slightly longer than ceramic tiles.

 

+1. TS do them too. Think I've got up to 10mm.

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