Archive for July, 2009

How to fit a MIRROR to a porcelain tile or very hard stone with Porsadrill diamond holesaw tile drills

July 1, 2009

Fitting a Mirror to a bathroom wall with large stone tiles

Now your bathroom is getting close to its finish (tiles grouted) walls painted its time to fit those little accessories that make life easier in a bathroom. In this instance we are putting up a mirror.

The main challenge is whether to follow the TILE LINE or the PLUMB LINE. So we make a series of measurements.

tiled wall

This is the working wall. And the mirror has to be fitted above the brown glass tiles but not so high as to catch the pitched roof line. Also central.

bathroom tiles
Measure, Measure, Measure.

Above are two areas of masking tape “in the general area of the fitting lugs”

First we measure above the tile line then put a level on. The fittings are drawn round on the tape. Is everything the right way up? We draw eyelets on the tape.

mirror

The first holes are drilled…. Always nerve racking to start.. Above you can see that we have finished one hole. And started the next.

drilling holes tiles

Lets get rid of the tape to check our work

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Looking perfect! – You can see that once we start drilling there is a dimple or ring which the drill bit will seat into.
diamond drills

The drill cant slip now that pit has been formed.
Just remember to add water by holding a sponge under the drill bit

holesaws

Fit your rawl plugs. I always throw away the supplied plugs and fit my own. Red for 6mm and Brown for 8mm. That way I know for sure I get a secure fit. Buying a lot of rawl plugs in bulk is cheap and saves you time.

drilling porcelain

Now is the moment of truth…. Did all that measuring make for a spot on job? The tape is pulled back. The screws are tight.. And we have a mirror!

Diamond drilling of any tile in 6mm or 8mm is guaranteed not to split your tile.

Used with a battery drill will ensure a SLOW and CONTROLLED start. Once you are in – then speed up if you want.

How to diamond drill porcelain tiles with holesaws for very hard materials like stone and granite

July 1, 2009

Simple system to use – PORSADRILL

How to use your Porsadrill tile drill system.

Its easy….

Porcelain tiled wall

Porcelain tiled wall

1: Locate position of hole

Diamond drill guide

Diamond drill guide

2: Press guide plate on to dry tile

3: Drill for a few seconds

Tile drilling

Tile drilling

4: A socket forms.

Tile has a socket formed

Tile has a socket formed

5: Discard guide plate. Slot crown into socket.

365Drills diamond drilling

365Drills diamond drilling

6: Cool crown with wet sponge.

Cool diamond drill with a wet sponge

Cool diamond drill with a wet sponge

7: By holding it underneath. Drill slowly.

Wet sponge CATCHES the dust

Wet sponge CATCHES the dust

8: Large holes take approx. 5 mins

Tile has a hole into the porcelain

Tile has a hole into the porcelain

porcelain tile TIP: Holding a wet sponge UNDER the crown will cool it PLUS it collects the dust keeping the site clean ! 9: Perfect holes.. Fit your items ! how can i drill porcelain tiles An elegant and simple way to easily drill holes without chipping or breaking hard tiles guaranteed. EASY..!

Next learn more about how to cool the drill This picture is of the hardest 300x600mm porcelain tile, not standard ceramic. Quick (30 second) video on how to use a 365 Drills system OTHER TILE DRILLING METHODS (drilling with a fixed drill press) *

Maximum drill size 125mm For a small outlay of £35 you can get a cheap bench top drill. This will you more control and must be used for sizes 70mm-125mm In the picture below you can see everything set up outside so a hosepipe can trickle water over the tile. The drill is set to run at at its slowest rpm (520rpm). The diamond drill is placed in the chuck. Light pressure applied and the hole is formed. This is the quality of hole that can be produced every time

Cutting very large holes is easy.More details here You might be forgiven for thinking we sell bench drills – We don’t! – Because they are too bulky to ship! Help and advice are only a phone call or email away But you can use other suppliers to buy this kit from. You can click this hyperlink to go direct to screwfix (we have no affiliation to screwfix) Search term to use is [Drill Press] For a little extra – professional installers might consider investing in a pillar drill with a wider throat.

Here’s why All pillar drills including the cheap £35 pillar drill above will put a hole through a tile. But if you need the hole deeper into the tile you need a deeper throat clearance. So for a 300mm tile with a 150mm center you need a throat depth of about 190mm plus.

A good Tiler

A good Tiler

A good tiler can often plan the job around any type of drill. The good news is for a minimal outlay you can save on the expense, hassle or delays in sending tiles away to be drilled and the freedom to drill your own holes in your own time with our follow our easy guide. If this is just a single project you can always resell the equipment on ebay if you want to save cash. mple system to use – PORSADRILL

How to use your Porsadrill tile drill system. Its easy….
1: Locate position of hole

2: Press guide plate on to dry tile

3: Drill for a few seconds

4: A socket forms.

5: Discard guide plate. Slot crown into socket.

6: Cool crown with wet sponge.

7: By holding it underneath. Drill slowly.

8: Large holes take approx. 5 mins

porcelain tile

TIP: Holding a wet sponge UNDER the crown will cool it PLUS it collects the dust keeping the site clean !
9: Perfect holes.. Fit your items !
how can i drill porcelain tiles

An elegant and simple way to easily drill holes without chipping or breaking hard tiles guaranteed.

EASY..!

Next learn more about how to cool the drill

This picture is of the hardest 300x600mm porcelain tile, not standard ceramic.

Quick (30 second) video on how to use a 365 Drills system

OTHER TILE DRILLING METHODS (drilling with a fixed drill press)

* Maximum drill size 125mm

For a small outlay of £35 you can get a cheap bench top drill. This will you more control and must be used for sizes 70mm-125mm

In the picture below you can see everything set up outside so a hosepipe can trickle water over the tile. The drill is set to run at at its slowest rpm (520rpm). The diamond drill is placed in the chuck. Light pressure applied and the hole is formed.

This is the quality of hole that can be produced every time

Cutting very large holes is easy.More details here

You might be forgiven for thinking we sell bench drills – We don’t! – Because they are too bulky to ship!

Help and advice are only a phone call or email away

For a little extra – professional installers might consider investing in a pillar drill with a wider throat. Here’s why

All pillar drills including the cheap £35 pillar drill above will put a hole through a tile. But if you need the hole deeper into the tile you need a deeper throat clearance. So for a 300mm tile with a 150mm center you need a throat depth of about 190mm plus.

A good tiler can often plan the job around any type of drill.

The good news is for a minimal outlay you can save on the expense, hassle or delays in sending tiles away to be drilled and the freedom to drill your own holes in your own time with our follow our easy guide. If this is just a single project you can always resell the equipment on ebay if you want to save cash.

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Discover the world of tile drilling with 365 drills. We produce very hard drill kits for stone materials

July 1, 2009
365DRILLS® – Diamond tile drill kits

Do you need to cut holes into very hard materials? We produce diamond drilling kits for the construction industry, supplying professional installers, tilers, plumbers, builders, electricians and commercial shop fitters.

Although diamond is expensive it delivers superior results compared to carbide by cutting quicker and easier through very hard material such as large format porcelain tiles, marble, travertine, solid granite worktops as well as softer material such as ceramic tile, glass, fiberglass, mirror, pottery, fiberglass and more.

Perhaps you are involved in a commercial project such as an airport, hotel, restaurant or retail outlet. Or installing a residential bathroom or kitchen. Our tile drills are the ideal solution for cutting all stone including the hardest known grade (C5) porcelain tiles.

Guaranteed not to chip, damage or break expensive materials either fitted or unfitted.

dril tiles

The average bathroom needs up to thirty holes!

Our kits improve installation time helping you to achieve neater, faster results. No broken tiles reduces waste saving money for both you and your client.



tile drills

Our factory here in England produces over thirty different kits to drill every size hole from standard to bespoke. But our best seller is the all-in-one solution containing seven tile drills in five popular sizes plus our flexible non-slip guide plate critical for accurate drilling.

Fixtures & Fittings: The four smaller drills at 6mm and 8mm are used for rawl plugs to fit mirrors, cabinets, sinks, hooks etc.

Service Pipes: The larger drills (bottom of pack) cut elegant holes for standard “service pipes” such as radiator pipes, shower heads, sink waste etc.

A Perfect Project Solution! Patent application 0601484.9

“I want value for money and with the kit priced at £49.99 it works out at £7.15 per drill. That provides an easily quantifiable cost I can add to my customers’ invoice” Andy Alpin – Commercial London Tiler

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