Rated 5 out of 5Â by crackerj Pricey but works
I hesitated about paying so much for one bit as I only had a shower cubicle to install.
Problem!!! No drill bit I owned would even scratch the surface of the stone tiles I had so this drill bit was a must!
I've been running it under the tap quite frequently not just to cool it but also clean the head as it seems to work more efficiently afterward!
Yes pricey but it works well!!!
5 Oct 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Yitz Makes mincemeat of tough tiles
I wrote off three masonry bits trying to put a hole in the porcelain tiles in my bathroom, and finally relented and got this. It went through the stone-hard tiles without flinching like a knife through butter: beautiful neat, well-defined hole, no fuss or chipped edges. I gave the "value" rating 4 stars because for an occasional DIY-er like me who only needs to make two holes for a shower rail, this is an expensive bit of kit, and the "features" rating 4 stars because (as other reviewers have noted) it needs a guide to locate it properly and stop it skipping around before it starts biting into the tile. But truth is, I'd buy it again if I needed to drill these tiles.
17 Sep 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Eg8nme Great drill bit and best value
Trying to drill hard porcelain tiles was a real struggle with conventional tile drills. I wrote off most of my other tile/glass drills in the process. When I eventually brought this I was amazed that it works very effortlessly and can take the heat from high speed drilling. No problem to clean when they get clogged either. I will be buying more of these drills.
28 Jul 2016
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