Step 1: Locate the area of the tile to be drilled with the diamond holesaw
Step 2: Locating the non-slip guide plate onto the tile ready for the tile drill
The more you push against the plate the tighter it grips the porcelain tile, or granite, marble, glass, mirror, or other hard stone material.
Step 3: Slot the drill into the guide plate ready to form the hole in the tile or marble
If you have slightly wet the drill bit first by dipping it into water then this helps to cool it.
Slowly drill for between five and ten seconds but no more. You do not want to build heat into the holesaw.
Step 4: Remove the drill to expose a small pit into the tile
At this point you can discard the guide plate (drill plate) because it is no longer required.
The diamond holesaw will sit back easily into the ring and no pilot drill is required to hold everything in place.
Step 5: Place the diamond drill back into the porcelain tile to drill hole
It is very safe to drill the hole into the tile without the need of the guide plate.
Hard stone tiles including granite, marble, travertine and porcelain are very dense and so of course heat will begin to build up quickly as the diamonds grind away at the surface.
You must control the heat build up of the tile drill