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07-01-2008, 10:22 AM
What type bit to use to drill holes for shower rod, on 3/8 porcelain tile, thin set, and hardy back?or should I use another approach?thanks
07-01-2008, 10:30 AM
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A diamond tipped bit works well.
07-01-2008, 10:32 AM
You'll need a diamond bit for porcelain. Lowes and Home Depot have them. Look for those from Hitachi, in the Tool dept. near the other drill bits, under $20. Follow the instructions including keep the bit wet for extended life.
07-01-2008, 10:52 AM
What about the speed? fast or slow?
07-01-2008, 10:57 AM
Follow the directions which will recommend a sloooow speed.
07-01-2008, 11:26 AM
There are two speeds you can drill at.
1) What Mike said: Slooooooowww!!
07-01-2008, 11:53 AM
07-01-2008, 01:12 PM
finding that "slooow speed" and the speed of "ohh $#%*, I just cracked the tile" is a fine line.
being that the tile Is is supported by thinset & Hardi you have a good chance you won't come close to cracking it. I would drill a smaller pilot hole first before using the size you need.
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