When we do some drilling in porcelain tiles is not as easy as we do it on wood boards. Porcelains is much concrete than wood boards. When you carelessly drill on porcelain, you might overheat the drill bit (See core bit) which can result to bad drilling performance and caused more damage. Porcelains are also smooth and slick surface so, it might be very hard to focus your drill on the particular area – the process might be downright bothersome. Good that there are proper ways to take this action on the right track – all that we need is the right drill bit Diamond core (see core bit at www.Gilatools.com).
Diamond core (core bit) was design to drill on hard surface of the porcelain, and few other concretes.
Here’s what you need to do…
You might need the following: (Masking tape, Power drill, Cup, Cutting oil, Rag)
1 – Carefully place the masking tape over the area of the tile you wish to drill. Masking tape helps the drill find the mark on the tile and will also help in guarding against any scratch is the drill moves through the tile.
2 – Pour a proper amount of cutting oil (lubricant) into a cup and keep it near your work so that you can use the oil as a lubricant to your drilling bit.
3 – Set your drill running between 100 to 200 revolutions per minute. Be careful to avoid drilling porcelains at high speeds – it might overheat the drill bit (core bit) and can result to damaging the tile.
4 – Always start drilling to the porcelain tile through the masking tape you set earlier. Avoid applying too much pressure to the drill since it might cause damage and overheating.
5 – Remember the cutting oil you put in cup? Yes, always pause every 15 to 20 seconds and dip your drill bit (core bit) to your lubricator (oil cup) so that it can function smoothly and to avoid overheating it. Wipe the excess oil off the bit using the rag or used clothing.
6 – Continue drilling this way until you gone through the porcelain tile.
Hope the tips help you in drilling the porcelain easily. For quality and high standard core bit, see www.gilatools.com.