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01-24-2007, 08:39 PM
I need to drill a couple of holes in the tile for a 3/4" shower pipe. I reckon I'll use a 1 1/8" diamond bit. I found this on the web:


Or does anyone have any preferred brand?


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Tool Guy - Kg
01-24-2007, 08:47 PM
Hi Dave,

I like using what works and can be obtained without hassle. Those will work fine, even for tough porcelains. What kind of tile are you drilling through? :)

01-24-2007, 09:07 PM
Check this out, I know you will laugh and say no way. But I found this diamond hole saw set (1 inch & 1/2 inch) at a local tool store for $4.97. I'm not a pro but have already cut 4 1 inch holes with this bit and still going. Just use water and go slow, it takes about 45 sec. to cut a hole in porcelin tile. When it stops cutting throw it in the trash.

01-24-2007, 09:09 PM
Guess I should give you the web site. Look under cutting tools then hole saws :crazy:

Tool Guy - Kg
01-24-2007, 09:10 PM
Can you get a little more specific by giving us a direct link to the product? There's alotta stuff in there. :)

01-24-2007, 09:58 PM
I got my hole saw kit in Tulsa, OK. The 1/2 & 1" was $4.97 and the 1/4, 5/16, & 3/8 was $3.67. http://steveswholesaletools.com/contact.html

E-bay also has cheap ones.

01-25-2007, 12:27 AM
I got mine on e-Bay for about 5 bucks. These things are all over, and are fine for a few holes. The one problem with the ones I've seen is that there's no pilot bit to start the saw. Getting one of these started can be tricky. I took a scrap piece of tile and drilled through it first. Now I can use the piece with hole I just cut to hold the bit steady on the real cut.