Diamond-edged for fast accurate drilling clean, concentric holes into very hard ceramic tiles and other materials including porcelain, slate, granite and marble. Easy-start tip prevents walking for greater accuracy and slotted steel body for waste removal. Easy water feed system (supplied) and slotted head for improved water cooling.
Average Customer Rating:
(20 Reviews) 20
Rating Snapshot(20 reviews)
12 of 20(60%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for DeWalt 6mm Diamond Tile Drill Bit
"Excellent straight forward drill for the hardest tiles with simple water cooling kit. This does the job very well although it does has a fiddly water tank that lubricates and cools drill, but makes it last longer. The instructions are a little simple but for competent DIY person you can figure it out."
"Bought this drill after reading a few of the reviews and I am glad I did,the tiles must have been forged in the middle of Mount Etna.So far I have drilled 28 holes with this little beauty and it is still going strong,use plenty water and drill slow and it will not let you down"
"After many frustrating hours trying to drill through grade 5 porcelain tiles (hardest) with other lesser tile drills whlist my eagle eyed wife was watching me try not to smash her new tiles, burn my drill out or just risk a small crack with SDS. These drills are the dogs doo dahs, 10 holes in and its as quick as the first hole, its accurate and clean but you really need to master the water bath, it works though and the holes are twice as quick with dripping properly. Simply Brilliant................Drill slowly!!!"
"Had tried tile drills and the max I had managed was one hole. Got this and eleven holes later and still going fine. However the water holder provided is not up to the job and instead used a spray gun. Beyond that it was excellent."
"I'd gone through 3 cheaper porcelain drill bits - each taking up to 2 hours to drill one hole. I bought this product and drilled 8 holes in 1 hour! Fantastic product and much easier to use than cheaper alternatives."
"I used this to drill some holes through granite. Works just fine, but the instructions on the back are a bit limited. In order to stop it skidding off the tile, you'll need to angle the drill first, then swing it over. Low revs with the drill and no hammer function. Plenty of water. Alas, this is where the kits lets itself down as the 'water holder' is a bit limited in its function and was usually half empty before i got it on the wall. However, overall the drill works well and does the job nicely"
"After using 3 'tile' drill bits to cut a single hole through a 10mm porcelain tile, I bit the bullet and bought this drill bit. It cuts well, but be patient and take your time. I managed 20 holes before the diamond coating expired so at £1 a hole, this is expensive but worth it.
I suggest not bothering with the bath as a squeezy bottle does the job much better with less mess."
"Can't believe that DeWalt have put their name to this product. I bought this after destroying my old cheaper alternative thinking it would last for some time. I used in accordance with the instructions (using water cooler etc) and this no longer works after drilling 8 holes!!!??? my old previous £5 bit did at least three times that amount. Maybe it was a bad one in the batch but i am not willing to gamble another 20 quid! Back to Screwfix to get my money back i think."
"I managed to drill 1 and a half holes with this one. It went blunt almost immediately. For something just under £20 you would expect it to last at least until the job is completed. After one hole the "diamond surface" was just gone, which makes you think that this may not be diamond tipped."
"Surprised because I would expect a lot better from Dewalt. Lasted for three holes with water cooling, then no diamonds left! I had 80273 before and this was much better, shame my local store did not have any in stock so tried this as an alternative - never again."
"I used this 6mm bit on porcelain tiles 9mm thick with water spray. The first 2 cuts (holes) were quite quick and accurate but the fourth took ages and wandered off centre. An inspection of the cutter end revealed all traces of 'diamond' had disappeared to smooth metal. BTW, I used a 40mm diamond-coated hole saw on the same tile material 8 times and its as sharp as new. Back to Screwfix for a no-fuss refund!"