Rated 5 out of 5Â by Howfar Magic!
Expensive, but impressive - the answer to drilling through fixed porcelain tiles. It went through 10mm tiles in seconds with no obvious sign of wear (only 4 holes so far, but looks good for many more)
9 Sep 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by haggis12 It works
I have purchased several diamond " tipped drills to try and drill porcelain tiles, they have ranged between Â£5 & Â£11.
I have also spent hours trying to drill through these tiles and am working at a current rate of 2 dill bits per hole per hour.
on Saturday I finally gave up and just bought the most expensive bit I could fond that was supposed to do the Job.
IT WORKED. I have drilled 8 hole so far and that is inside 1/2 an hour. this does what it says on the tin, when I was beginning to doubt anything other drill bits claimed............................thank goodness.
14 Aug 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by CoupeJohn Cheap drills are better
Due to the many positive reviews on Screwfix I bought this drill bit to drill holes in cheap porcelain and china plates. I'd used cheap drills on these plates before and none had done more than 3 plates ( at Â£2 for 3 drills ). However, after five plates the Macrist was beginning to struggle. The diamonds on the tip were wearing whereas those further back were still pristine. After seven plates the drill was nearly useless and couldn't even break through the glaze. So I used a standard 6mm masonry drill, without hammer, to break the glaze and then managed to get another 3 plates from the Macrist. At this stage it would have struggled to break through butter. Therefore the cost was approximately Â£2 per plate. I have never wasted this much money on a drill before and will never do again. My advice - avoid at all costs.
27 Jul 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by jimd73 WOW
11mm thick grade 5 porcelain tiles.
Hole 16 drilled as good as hole1.
Tip is still gritty and sparkly, like new.
Everyone dreads last day on a bathroom job when the customer brings a box full of accessories to fit.
No problem with this amazing piece of kit. Nothing else I've tried (10 years) comes close.
28 Jun 2014