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  1. GaryM

    GaryM Active Member

    Nr Manchester
    Can anybody recommend drill bits for a porcelain tile?
    I’m looking to drill around 10 x 6mm holes and 2 holes to pass 10mm plastic pipe through.

    Also what’s the best way to cut a 117mm hole into the centre of a porcelain tile for an extract fan?
    I’ve done it before using an angle grinder and tile nipper but that was with a ceramic tile.

    Thanks all
  2. macten

    macten Professional Tiler

    Just use angle grinder again - nipping and filing is tougher on porc but use the extractor as a template and you'll see you don't have to make a real tidy job of it as there's usually loads of leeway - I've done it before where cutting a hexagon out with the grinder has been fine.
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  3. pdc

    pdc Unbelievably boring.. Professional Tiler

    Rubi wax filled bit for the angle grinder. It'll do the 6mm holes ( or buy a 7mm and normal 6mm once you're through the tile ) . You can use that same bit to "grind" out a bigger hole. For the extractor just use the angle grinder
  4. Ttt1601

    Ttt1601 Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Have a look on pro tiler tools, they do the bits for a grinder and are superb quality
  5. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    SW London
  6. GaryM

    GaryM Active Member

    Nr Manchester
    Thanks very much.
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