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If you need to drill small holes in stone or tile, then I have been testing out the tool that you need. This Bosch carbide tipped drill bit set is perfect for drilling natural stone, granite, slate, ceramic and glass tiles. These little bits are handy if you need to drill through tile to hang bathroom or kitchen hardware on the wall, hang mirrors or frames on tile/stone walls, drill through tile to mount base cabinets for a kitchen island, and the list goes on.
The kit I’m reviewing has bit sizes: 1/8″, 3/16″, 1/4″, and 5/16″. If you need larger sizes, they do sell those too. These bits are pretty straight forward to use, they are designed to be used with your regular drill, but can be used in a hammer drill.
Testing the bits
I tested out the carbide tile bits on different tile types with great success.
Unlike a regular bit on a hard surface, the carbide tip of these bits grip the surface so the bit doesn’t skate around when you’re starting the hole. Making it so you drill the hole where you want to drill the hole!
The bits give a nice clean hole.
Square Marble Tray
The other day I saw these Greecian white marble tiles on sale for $2 each. I thought it would be fun to make one of those marble serving trays or marble trays to place perfumes on etc. I picked up a couple cute pulls to go with the marble. This square marble tray is a fun little DIY project that will only take about 10 minutes!
- 1 – Marble Tile (mine is 12×12, but any size will work)
- 2 – Drawer Pulls
- 4 – 8-32 x 1/2″ screws (or cut the screws that come with the drawer pulls)
- 4 – Felt pads
Step 1 – Drill Holes in Marble
- Measure the center to center hole distance on the drawer pulls, mine is about 5″.
- Measure the width of the marble tile, mine is 12″
- Subtract the tile width (12″) – hole distance (5″), then divide the total by 2. Example: 12″-5″=7″, then 7″/2 = 3 1/2″
- Mark the distance for the holes on the tile. Mine is 3 1/2″ from the top and bottom of the tile and about 5/8″ in from each side.
- Drill holes through the tile with the 3/16″ carbide bit.
On the backside of the marble tile, drill a countersink with the 5/16″ bit about 1/8″ deep. (this is for the screw head)
Marble Tray Assembly
Place a 8-32 x 1/2″ screw in each hole, and use the drill or screwdriver to attach the drawer pulls to the marble tile.
On the backside of the marble tile, place a felt pad in each corner of the tile.
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