drilling holes in tile

Old 09-19-02, 06:39 PM
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drilling holes in tile

I need to drill through tiles to mount a glass screen in a shower stall and at the end of a tub surround. One tile is regular ceramic 1/4" ( or less) and the other is 3/8" porcelain. What sort of bit do I use? Do I use the hammer or the drill option on my drill? And how do you stop the bit skewing sideways off the point where you want the hole to be?

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Old 09-20-02, 07:01 PM
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You'll want a masonary bit, or carbide bit. The hammer drill works great on the porcelaine.
Drill a hole in a peice of wood, and then duct tape it over the spot you want to drill. Put the drill in the hole, and it stops it from moving around.

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