How to Drill Holes Through Porcelain Tiles

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How to Drill Holes Through Porcelain Tiles

Porcelain tiles are exceptionally hard. But they are also prone to breakage if you need to drill a hole through one of them without using the proper technique. With the right tools you can drill a hole through a porcelain tile and not have to worry about cracking it.

Step Description
Step 1 Put on your safety glasses and gloves. Porcelain is a type of glass and is extremely sharp.
Step 2 Mark the spot where you wish to drill the hole in the porcelain tiles with a permanent marker. Choose the appropriate size drill bit. Also determine the appropriate size hole in the porcelain drill guide.
Step 3 Hold the porcelain tile drill guide with your left hand over the spot you marked in Step 2. Center it over the mark. Set the drill into the drill guide and drill for a few seconds. You should have a slight circular mark on the porcelain tile when you turn the drill off.
Step 4 Wet a small sponge. Leave some water in it but it shouldn’t be dripping wet.
Step 5 Remove the drill guide. Place the drill directly on the spot you left in Step 3. Hold the wet sponge under the drill bit with your left hand.
Step 6 Drill slowly straight into the porcelain tile. You should set your drill to run at approximately 500 rpm. It may take up to five minutes to completely drill through the porcelain tile. The sponge helps to cool the drill bit as it does its job. If you see the drill bit is getting too hot, stop and let it cool

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