What's the best tile drill bit?
- Bosch HDG14 1/4 In.
- BLENDX Diamond Drill Bits for Glass and porcelain, ceramic tile.
- Bastex Diamond Grit Hole Saw Bit Set Includes, Made for Porcelain.
- DRILAX100750 Diamond Drill Bit Set Hole Saws.
- Masonry Drill Bits Set Chrome Plated Carbide Tips.
- DEWALT DW5572 1/4-Inch Diamond Drill Bit.
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Thereof, what kind of drill bit do I use for porcelain tile?
Diamond-tip drill bits are more expensive, but they do exactly what you need. The diamond-coated end of the tile bit or hole saw is specifically made to drill through tile and porcelain. Really, when you're drilling through porcelain or tile, the bit isn't actually drilling at all.
Also Know, do you need a hammer drill for tile? Never use a hammer drill for ceramic tile. You'll shatter or crack a ceramic tile if you drill using the hammer function. Hammer drills are fine for brick or concrete, but not ceramic tile.
Similarly, you may ask, how can I tell if my tile is ceramic or porcelain?
The easiest and fastest way to tell a ceramic tile from a porcelain tile is to take a look at its edge. A ceramic tile, whether for floor or wall use, has a glaze on top of the surface, giving it its color and finish. Porcelain tiles may be glazed but are frequently not.
Can you drill through porcelain?
Porcelain is a type of ceramic that has a baked-on glazed finish with a porous inside. The glazed finish is tough and waterproof, which is why porcelain makes an ideal sink. A regular drill bit will dull quickly, and a hammer drill bit shatters the porcelain instead of drilling through it.