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Unread 03-08-2009, 05:07 PM   #1
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Was in Homer's yesterday getting some thinset, and I see a tile setting clinic going on. I stand and check it out for a minute. Guy is troweling mastic onto a piece of 1/4" hardi and slapping some tile down...having a grand ol time.

One of the homeowners asks, "how can I cut the hole for my shower valve? I'm using 12" porcelain tiles" The HD guy doesn't miss a beat, says "this is what I would use" and whips out this: http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...ctId=100659792

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Unread 03-08-2009, 05:12 PM   #2
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wow, guess ive been missing something.
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Unread 03-08-2009, 05:28 PM   #3
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And to think, i spent 250 bucks on that core bit set, silly me.
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Unread 03-08-2009, 05:54 PM   #4
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Holy Crap! (and after all these years....)
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Unread 03-08-2009, 05:57 PM   #5
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You mean you don't have one of those Brannigan?
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Unread 03-08-2009, 06:11 PM   #6
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I didn't know there was any other way.
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Unread 03-08-2009, 06:58 PM   #7
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i have one of those i used to use it to cut holes in wonderboard, and my boss has one too so sad from the 4x4 daltile days.
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Unread 03-08-2009, 08:47 PM   #8
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I use a hammer and hit it really fast so it makes a perfect hole the size of the hammers head.
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I was hoping the link would lead me to a hammer. That would of been real funny.
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Unread 03-08-2009, 09:20 PM   #10
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Come on, Brannigan. You shoulda paid for a single 12" piece of porcelain and brought it back to the guy during the demo asking him to show everybody how it works. Now that woulda been entertaining.
Whoops....sorry folks, this'll jus' take a second...nope......okay, I got it this time.......uh, nope......maybe I needa 'nother drill.........no, I think I gotta spin it faster.......ah, crap, that's gonna need stitches.
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Unread 03-09-2009, 10:28 PM   #11
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looney tunes

I'm surprised he didn't use one of those acme holes that the coyote used to fall through . . . those are real aren't they?

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link doesn't work. Acme holes, lol.

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Unread 04-12-2009, 06:03 AM   #13
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I saw that same demonstration one time at the Depot. Guy was spreading mastic on a sheet of half-inch plywood, though. Had it laying across a couple saw horses. Every time he'd place a tile the board would bow downward. Really a sight to see. Fortunately, no one asked about cutting a hole.

What was really depressing is that he had about twenty people in his audience.
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Unread 04-12-2009, 06:11 AM   #14
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Heh heh, that's a good one.

All joking aside, I bought one of these from Homer. I was in a pinch and didn't have much hope for it, but twenty or so holes later, it's still going strong. Don't use the pilot bit (I never use the pilot bit), just drill a hole in a piece of cbu and use that for your guide.
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Don't use the pilot bit (I never use the pilot bit), just drill a hole in a piece of cbu and use that for your guide
I drill a pilot hole with a diamond bit first. I find the pilot drill that comes with those above shown bits are TOO soft and bend real easy. Instead of use CBU for a guide I make one out of a piece of plywood or such. Hammy
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