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How do I drill a hole (1.25") in granite counter top?


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Old 08-22-10, 01:46 PM
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How do I drill a hole (1.25") in granite counter top?

I want to add a pot filler on my granite counter top. How do I safely do this without high risk of cracking the counter top and what do I use?

I checked HD and Lowes, they dont have anything that size, only 1/4" bits.
 
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Old 08-22-10, 02:02 PM
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You'll need to rent a diamond (carbide?) hole saw. Wet type would be preferred I imagine.

Go slow and straight.

Might be simpler to get a company to come do it, depending on your time, money, and location.
 
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Old 08-22-10, 02:02 PM
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You need a diamond core bit. (like a hole saw)
 
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Why take the chance on marring a granite top that may be worth several thousand dollars? If it were me I would bite the bullet and get a granite guy to do it. He's got the tools and the skills.
 
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Old 08-22-10, 03:29 PM
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Gunguy45 is right on, I will go with a rental diamond hole saw wet type. The rental place will tell you how to use it, just go slow at first to establish the center hole and then slowly to the end.

I doubt it that you will find a contractor to do such a small job.
 
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granite is like wood. in that some is harder than others. if you have the kind that has "mesh" on the underside, its soft, and will drill pretty easy. mine is the softer kind, and the installer drilled it like it was wood.
 
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Old 08-24-10, 06:23 AM
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Originally Posted by condo-owner
granite is like wood. in that some is harder than others. if you have the kind that has "mesh" on the underside, its soft, and will drill pretty easy. mine is the softer kind, and the installer drilled it like it was wood.
Did not know this. I'm glad you shared this info
 
 

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