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  1. #1
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    Default Drilling holes for marble tile

    I am mounting faucets in my tub deck and will need to drill holes: 2 are 1 3/8" and 2 are 1 1/2". I notice they sell 1 3/8 carbide tipped hole saws. I assume the carbide will cut through marble tile. Any suggestions about the 1 1/2" hole? I can't seem to locate anything locally. I'd thought of using the hole saw then enlarging the hole with a diamond rod saw. Any thoughts?

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    Default Re: Drilling holes for marble tile

    Gizmo

    Cut it 3 times & it's still to short.
    Inventor of the Miter Master Plus.

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    Default Re: Drilling holes for marble tile

    As a follow up:

    I found the easiest way to make holes was to first drill a pilot hole with a concrete carbide 3/16 bit then use a tile bit for a roto zip. The roto zip bits would last about 2 - 3 holes each but worked fairly quickly without chipping the tile much.

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