How to Drill Holes in a Granite Countertop?

Granite counters and worktops are widely popular among home owners because of their strong durability and its material attractiveness. Despite it being somewhat more expensive than other alternatives, its costly price promises a great service in return, you basically pay for what you get. Despite granite being a perfect worktop to have, it may be a bit tricky when it comes to, you need special saws to cut granite tiles with, it also take specific, special tools to care and drill through granite. Any wrong drill method will most probably result in either ruined drills or cracked granite so you must make sure that you follow the right steps in drilling, if you are a do-it-yourself person. Here are a few steps to help you perfect the drill you intend on doing yourself.

Step 1: You must be extremely certain about the hole you wish to drill on your countertop granite as they are expensive you may want to just make sure that you need it. Look for other alternatives before making a decision.

Step 2: Determine the exact drilling hole you’re willing to make

Step3: Mark the specific area you are planning to drill

Step 4: Fasten a piece of stone scrap beneath the area where you will be drilling to avoid chipping on the underside of the granite.

Step 5: Install the size of the diamond drill into high-speed drill.

Step 6: Begin drilling at a steady speed.

Step 7: Drill into the granite till you reach the underlying scrap stone and the desired target.

While using a powered drill you must always make sure to be wearing safety goggles so you wouldn’t be exposed to any sort of danger while using high-speed drills on hard materials like granite or marble.

 

 

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