How do I drill the Brazilian slate cladding panels?
Asked by... Bryan Whitehead from Worcester

The Question

Hi I've recently taken delivery of a pallet of Brazilian slate cladding tiles and I need to drill through them in order to accommodate a TV bracket. Can you suggest the best method / equipment for this. I need to drill 5 holes.


The Answer

Hello Bryan

WIth Brazilian slate being very densly formed, you will need to use a good quality diamond tipped drill bit. I suggest drilling slowly to start, until a suitable depth be achieved whereby limiting the instance of slipping and damaging the face of the tile. I would not recommend using the 'hammer' facility on your drill.

- Monday 30th September 2013
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