Drill you F@#*er

Discussion in 'Other Trades Talk' started by ouchthathurt, May 17, 2006.

  1. ouchthathurt

    ouchthathurt New Member

    I brought an expandable hole drill from Topps but it is rubbish. I want to drill holes for wall mounted taps, the tiles are Ceramic. Even when cutting with water the Tile glows red hot, and then smashes grrrr.

    I have tried removing the expanding piece to just drill a small hole I can feed a tile saw through but this is breaking the tiles as well.

    Do I need a new bit, or can I take the tiles to a Company who specialise in this thing, if so any suggestions - Cambridge area.
  2. wiggy

    wiggy Screwfix Select

    how about drilling smaller holes all the way around and tapping the middle out..
  3. mj

    mj Guest

    Are you sure they're glazed ceramic tiles with a clay biscuit backing & not porcelain?
  4. jasonb

    jasonb New Member

    Sound more like porcelain tiles. You will do better with a cheap diamond core bit. Try here The 12pc set is the best buy.

  5. problem

    problem New Member

  6. edinburghtiling

    edinburghtiling New Member

    i think u definately have porcelain tiles and would suggest spending a little cash on a tiling tool we call the holeboy, it is like a g-clamp and is the dogs!!! for holes.

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