Thread: Drilling Tile
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Unread 02-26-2007, 08:28 AM   #2
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Hello Tom,
A carbide hole saw is going to be your best bet. Support the tile while drilling by placing it on a wet towel and keep the bit wet also while you drill slowly. Many pro's simply use an angle grinder with a diamond blade to plunge-cut a square hole, since the estucheon will cover the hole anyway. Or, they will use hand-nippers to carefully "chew" a hole, but that requires a bit of experience.
I say use the hole saw and give it a coat of WD-40 when you're through with it so you can use it again in the future.
Best of luck,
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