Porcelain stoneware drills: clean holes in FSZ tiles

Extremely hard materials such as porcelain stoneware pose particular challenges when it comes to drilling holes. Here special drills are used. Find out more about porcelain stoneware drills here.

The hardness of porcelain stoneware requires special drills

  • It's extremely hard, even harder than diamond
  • It has an almost completely sintered surface
  • it is usually in tile or plate form

All this makes it very difficult to drill a clean hole in porcelain stoneware tiles or slabs. Necessary for this are specially hardened drills with a special drilling geometry and diamond trimming.

Even then, it is still tedious to drill a hole in a porcelain stoneware tile - in some cases, this can often take an hour for an average tile. It is important, if possible, to use drills that do not require cooling.

When drilling itself, the hammer mechanism must not be switched on, and drilling must be carried out completely without pressure. Drilling is always allowed at low speed. In all other cases, the tile would jump.

Such drills can be found in well-stocked tool shops or hardware stores - also on marcrist.de such a high heat resistant drilling set is offered - the prices for a drilling set are usually not very high, about 15 to 20 euros for most sets, but the quality differences are often enormous.

This is often recognizable only during drilling. The high hardness of porcelain stoneware, which is actually an advantage, is of course disadvantageous when drilling.

That way you can save costs

When buying sets of drills, quality is more important than saving as much money as possible. In addition, most sets are fairly close together in terms of price.

Tips & Tricks

When drilling, stick a piece of masking tape on the drilling site - then you will not slip off so easily.

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