How to Drill a Hole in a Tile - TOO EASY!

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00:03 Speaker 1: Bloody hell. Oop! The missus is gonna kill me. Oh! Is this even the right

bit? I don't know.


00:31 S1: Was that you in that video? Don't worry about it, I'll get you sorted out. G'day

knuckleheads, Uncle Knacker's here and welcome to Video 7 on my 10-part series titled "My

Top 10 DIY Tips" as nominated by you, and today we are looking how to drill a hole through

a ceramic tile. It's a really simple job, so let's get stuck into it.

00:52 S1: The first thing that I do before I start drilling, especially in a bathroom,

is to cover up any surfaces that you don't want to get damaged because you never know

you may drop a drill bit or a hammer onto those surfaces and cause some damage. So you

don't want that. So, first things first, a bit of protection. Now the number one thing

you have to know about drilling a hole through a ceramic tile is that you just can't use

a normal everyday drill bit, one like this here. We've all seen them before and they're

great for going through metal and timber, things like that, but they aren't that flash

at going through a ceramic tile.

01:29 S1: The one that we need is this carbide-tipped masonry bit. You see there the end's a little

bit different to a normal conventional drill bit. Now if you're still not sure, not exactly

confident, just duck on down to your local hardware shop, tell them what you're doing

and they'll point you in the right direction. Ah, just a really quick little tip, if you're

trying to drill through a porcelain tile this carbide-tipped masonry bit won't cut the mustard.

You need a special drill bit for going through porcelain tiles, they're extremely hard. Just