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Drilling in Tile -- HELP, I'm at my wits end!

14 years ago

We just finished remodeling our bathroom and have all the tile installed, this tile to be exact:

Now I am trying to drill six, 3/16" holes to install the shower door. I've spent 1 1/2 hours on hole 1!!!!!!!!

I've used the Black & Decker tile bits, Bosch tile bits and an American Vermont masonry bit. I am still maybe only 2/3s of the way through hole 1. I've used light, medium and hard pressure. I've used slow, medium and fast speeds, I've done it dry and sprayed water, I've changed the bits for fresh ones after thinking I might have burned them out on my first attempt.

I'm using a very powerful 1/2" variable speed drill with a max rpm of 850.

Maybe we are destined to have a shower curtain and no door!

It just can't be this difficult, any advice from you experts?

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