Rated 5 out of 5Â by RiggerMortice1 Expensive but worth it
Last time I did a bathroom, I used porcelain tiles and had a nightmare drilling any holes. This time I went for ceramic tiles thinking my life would be easier. Not the case!! I tired a variety of things (decent masonry bits, the Erbauer 3 pack tile and glass drills, the more expensive Marcrist tile drill bit) and none of them touched it my tiles. Bought this drill based on other peoples reviews and really glad I did.
Had a few issues starting the holes because the bit skips about on the surface of the tiles. Got a piece of timber about 10mm thick, drilled a 7mm hole and used that to hold the drill in position. Then removed the wood once the hole was started. Spin the drill fast... It's works a lot better because it clears the dust out of itself. And I stopped about half way through each hole to dip it in water. The bit got really hot.
Took about 2 minutes to drill each hole so be patient with it but it does work. I drilled about 20 holes and the bit was still as sharp as when I started.
22 May 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Eddy11111 Perfect tile drill bit
I have previously used cheaper wet drill bits which can be quite messy and difficult to keep cool. With this drill bit which I have been using on tough 12 mm porcelain tiles for a full bathroom has been brilliant. No need to cool with water and it goes through far easier so for me it has saved me lots of time and a lot cleaner and still like new. Other bits have been tired and blunt after a few holes but this is second to none.
It's much more cost efficient than buying the cheaper ones, you get what you pay for.
26 Mar 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Raff11 Just The Job
Having destroyed three good quality masonry drills on super hard tiles, I relented and bought the 7mm version of this drill. I couldn't believe how easy it made drilling this type of tile. To help it along I kept some water on hand to cool it down.
Although quite expensive, it was well worth the money saving me time and effort. I have drilled twelve holes and only now is it beginning to lose its edge, taking slightly longer to drill through, but it still does the job.
17 Feb 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Keyring Does what it says
After spending over half an hour drilling one hole in a porcelain tile using a standard tile bit I did not relsih the idea of drilling two more. So I bought this bit to try. I was surprised that it was flat on the end but having read some other reviews I made a simple template (drilled same size hole in an offcut of MDF) and started drilling. Within a couple of minutes I had drilled both holes very cleanly and easily. The bit did get slightly warm but that is expected. I cleaned it off in water and it looks like new. Very impressed with it.
25 Jan 2016