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chelsea

05:49AM | 11/09/01
Member Since: 10/12/01
9 lifetime posts
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Does anyone have a suggestion for which tool and how I can cut a hole in my ceramic wall tile in order for the plumbing pipes to come through. I did get this tile hole cutting drill bit but this was almost impossible. Help please.

Iceman

09:14AM | 11/21/01
Member Since: 11/16/01
301 lifetime posts
Dear Chelsea,
I know the tool you used. First, you need a 1/2" drill as the carbide tile hole saw needs a lot of torque. Second, keep the cutting area wet.( This is not in the directions supplied with the hole saw. ) The constant water supplied to the cutting area works well. If it is Wall tile, the rotozip tool with a tile cutting bit works well. If it is floor tile, stick with the hole saw.
Good Luck, Len

geko

08:19AM | 11/22/01
Member Since: 11/15/01
5 lifetime posts
Cooling the tile and the bit are really key to cutting tile.
Submerge the tile in a tray of shallow water and take your time drilling through.

Although I don't recomend it, I've succeeded in drilling a 1/2" hole in a tile with a regular steel bit with this method.

Don't forget the eye protection. Give it a try on some scrap.

Good luck

Alan

01:17AM | 11/23/01
Member Since: 10/09/01
48 lifetime posts
There is a Tile Saw available which is inexpensive and easy to use. The blade is only about 1/8th" diameter and it cuts ceramic very easily. Simply drill a small hole with a regular masonary bit, thread the saw through the hole and cut whatever shape you desire. It's a handy tool and probably available at Home Depot or Lowes.
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