Erbauer Diamond Tile Drill Bit 8mm
Tile drill does the business
This tile drill easily cut through my floor tiles. Although instructions said to cut dry, I dipped tip in cold water evry 30 secs or so and did job brilliantly. Still plenty of life in it yet after cutting 6 holes thru 19mm tiles. Srewfix win again with quality and great value.
9 May 2015
Cutting remarks - 5 stars
I had done a bit of research on how to drill through thick floor tiles and the main anticipated problem was causing the tiles to crack by the friction overheating.
Some other drill bits required water or oil application to keep them cool to avoid this and I knew this could get messy!
I was delighted to see that the Erbauer 8mm drill bit did not need any cooling/lubrication during use, and decided to spend the extra money on the diamond variety.
With some trepidation I began the drilling process but was delighted to see the head disappearing into the 10mm thick porcelain tiles without any fuss or big mess. I didn't need to apply any more than a light pressure to achieve a clean cut - a quick vacuum of the dry debris and job done!
As another user mentioned - the bit looked just as good at the end of 5 deep cuts as when it started, and I would certainly invest in another one of these when the time (eventually) comes.
24 Apr 2015
Did the job
I needed to drill 8 holes through some heavy duty tiles . Having tried masonary drills and cheaper tile drills , all of which made no impression on the tile , I bought Erbauer Diamond tile cutter. I had been put off by the price as I may not use it again. However having no other options I gave it a go. Thankfully it worked . I used a drill stand to get the hole as accurate as possible. The drill went through the tiles with no problem although by the fourth hole it was smoking quite a bit. Had it have been cheaper I would have given it 5 stars.
23 Apr 2015
Drill that works on Porcelain!
At last I've found a drill that works on hard porcelain tiles.
Only drilled 3 holes so far but it was quick, trouble free and the drill bit looks just the same as when I started.
Might be expensive but gets cheaper each hole you drill.
18 Feb 2015