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Model #NS300

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1/4 in. Carbide Tipped Drill Bit for Drilling Natural Stone, Granite, Slate, Ceramic and Glass Tiles

$7.81
  • For drilling in harder tile: natural stone, slate, granite tiles
  • Designed for rotary drills; compatible with hammer drills
  • Special carbide tip with no-skate center; multiple cutting edges
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Product Details

Bosch Natural Stone Tile Bits are designed for decorative specialty tiles that feature natural stone and other harder materials. The bits provide a multi-grind head with multiple edges. With these specially ground bit tips, the bits deliver 20 % faster drilling in natural stone tile and other hard tile than standard glass and tile bits. Manufactured with high-quality carbide, these bits were specially constructed for natural stone tile, slate and granite and specialty tile.
  • Multi-grind technology offers multiple cutting edges designed for drilling in harder tile materials
  • Offers up to 20% faster drilling in hard materials compared to glass and tile bits
  • Specialized carbide tip centers for no-skate drilling and greater ease of use
  • High-quality carbide provides up to 2-times longer life in hard materials
  • No water required for fast, easy cleanup
  • 3-flat shank on sizes 3/8 in. and larger for superior grip
  • Specially designed for use in natural stone, granite, slate, ceramic and glass tiles
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Q:Can you get this to make a one inch hole?
by|May 29, 2021
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A:  No, that's a 1/4". You can use it as your pilot hole, these Bosch bits go up the ½”, then WingIt’s has a ¾” bit, after that use a 1” carbide hammer drill bit. If you’re drill through porcelain use: ¼,1/2”,3/4” 1” go slow, use water; if ceramic you can skip stepping up, you can go straight to the 1” after the pilot hole. Water slows the wear on the bit. Or maybe with what you're doing just use the 1" carbide hammer bit, but don't use hammer mode when drilling?

by|Jun 13, 2022

A:  Hi there! The NS300 Natural Stone bit diameter is 1/4" only. It is also use in natural stone tile, slate, granite and other specialty tile materials. For further assistance, contact us at 1-877-BOSCH99 (1-877-267-2499) from Mon-Fri 7A-7P CST.

by|Jun 1, 2021
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    Q:is it best to use a regular drill or hammer drill?
    by|Sep 21, 2020
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    A:  For NS500 natural stone drill bit, we recommend using a standard drill/driver. For further assistance, contact us at 1-877-BOSCH99 (1-877-267-2499) from Mon-Fri 7A-7P CST.

    by|Sep 21, 2020

      A:  I used a regular drill and the bit did great on drilling a hole in my ceramic tile. A hammer drill would be more likely to cause a crack.

      by|Sep 21, 2020
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      Q:Will this work on a granite mailbox post?
      by|Jul 12, 2020
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      A:  Hi! The NS600 drill bit is designed for Natural Stone, Granite, Slate, Ceramic and Glass Tiles. However, we recommend using a diamond bit for your application instead as it would work much better and is more suitable. For further assistance, contact us at 1-877-BOSCH99 (1-877-267-2499) from Mon-Fri 7A-7P CST.

      by|Jul 14, 2020
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        Q:How long is this drill bit?
        by|Jun 9, 2020
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        A:  The NS500 Natural Stone Tile Bit length is 3.75". For further assistance, contact us at 1-877-BOSCH99 (1-877-267-2499) from Mon-Fri 7A-7P CST.

        by|Jun 11, 2020

          A:  It is 6 in long.

          by|Jun 12, 2020

            A:  They are short, about 2.5, 3 inches. For tiles its more than enough, if you are trying to use thru a solid rock thick brick wall, this is not for you. The part that will protrude from your drill will be between 1-2 inches depending on the drill bit size

            by|Jun 11, 2020
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            Customer Reviews

            3.5 out of 5
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            Doesn't "walk" on ceramic tile!
            So far I love this bit for ceramic tile. Unlike the spade type tile bits, you don't need to tap the back of your drill to prevent walking. So far I've drilled around 70 holes and she's still good as new. I've tried a couple holes on porcelain....not very impressed. A diamond bit would work much better.
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              First of all the bit is too short. They should have made at least 5 or six inches long. The bit ...
              First of all the bit is too short. They should have made at least 5 or six inches long. The bit did not last as advertised on the packaging. I drilled a few holes into ceramic tile and it was done. Waste of money for sure
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              Response from BoschToolsJul 1, 2020
              I am writing to follow up on a recent review you posted on the HomeDepot.com website for the Bosch NS200 Natural Stone Bit that you purchased. Home Depot is focused on ensuring complete customer satisfaction. As the manufacturer, we are very interested in supplying consumers with a quality product that delivers the expected performance. We apologize that the bit didn't work for your application. The NS200 Bits is designed for Natural Stone Tiles, for other high density material, it is best for you to use a diamond hole saw. If you just bought your bit, you may return it within 30 days from the date of purchased with your receipt. For further assistance, contact us at 1-877-BOSCH99 (1-877-267-2499) from Mon-Fri 7A-7P CST.
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              Does not last long
              Does not last long at all, good for 1-2 holes in ceramic. I got this so I could drill 5 holes to mount a glass shower panel. I made it through 2 holes started the third but was unable to finish. At 14$ a bit that’s a 7$ a hole, sad performance to say the least. I followed the directions and kept a low RPM and light pressure. If this drill isn’t designed to drill holes into ceramic tiles. Don’t say that it is designed for that on the box.
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              Response from BoschToolsApr 30, 2020
              Good day! We are sorry to hear about the issue you experienced with the NS400 bit. Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention. This is actually use for natural stone only, if you are trying to drill into more high density material, we recommend using a diamond hole saw if it is harder than the usual tile. we would like to send you a replacement for you to try out. Please write back with your name, address and email. We are hopeful to hear from you and help you resolve the difficulties you've experienced. You may contact us at 1-877-BOSCH99 (1-877-267-2499) from Mon-Fri 7A-7P CST for further assistance. Thank you for your time.
                Junk
                This bit is absolute garbage. After purchase of this crap that couldn’t even make it through 1 tile, i get a response that i need a diamond tip hole saw that i can buy for a few dollars more. Please remove from your package that this thing drills tile! Very furious and very scammed!
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                Response from BoschToolsJan 17, 2020
                Thank you for your review on the NS400. Home Depot is focused on ensuring complete customer satisfaction. As the manufacturer, we are very interested in supplying consumers with a quality product that delivers the expected performance. We apologize about the negative experience you had with it. The NS400 is designed to drill into natural stones, with a standard drill and slight hand pressure and low RPM. We would be interested to speaking with you further to get additional information about your application and material you were drilling into. Please contact us at 1-877-BOSCH99 (1-877-267-2499) from Mon-Fri 7A-7P CST for additional assistance.
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                  It all depends on the material you are trying to drill into. There can be variances even with...
                  It all depends on the material you are trying to drill into. There can be variances even within individual types of material. I drilled twenty holes through 3/4" marble with one of these bits, and it could have kept going a little.
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                  Packaging said "lasts 2x longer." I was able to drill 2.5 holes in tile with it. I needed 8. Wa...
                  Packaging said "lasts 2x longer." I was able to drill 2.5 holes in tile with it. I needed 8. Was able to use more traditional tile bits and finished the job. I found alternating the size of the bit a couple of times, part way through each hole, really helped.
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                  This Drillbit dulls very fast when drilling through ceramic porcelain tile. I would not recommend...
                  This Drillbit dulls very fast when drilling through ceramic porcelain tile. I would not recommend it. I bought three and they all did not perform well at all. At $11.95 each these drills are not worth the price.
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                  Good carbide bit for drilling tile and stone (not for porcelain). I use this in a cordless drill...
                  Good carbide bit for drilling tile and stone (not for porcelain). I use this in a cordless drill at medium speed with medium pressure, and use water to extend its life. The instructions do not say to use dry or wet, so I opted for wet. It easily drills through standard floor tiles. Patience is key, don't get in a hurry and it will work just file. Packaging has warnings that I managed to destroy while trying to open it, but they still don't specify whether to use wet or dry. Good bit for drill small holes in tile.
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                  What can I say, It works exactly as described and for all the materials is says it does. I drille...
                  What can I say, It works exactly as described and for all the materials is says it does. I drilled a 3/16 hole in a 3/4" piece of granite in under one minute. I then used it for a couple of other projects around the house including ceramic and glass. Don't push hard, let the tip do all the cutting. Drip some water in the area of cutting while cutting and you will have a very clean cut. If you push too hard it will blow out the back or worse crack whatever your putting a hole in, It will also prematurely wear out the bit. If you follow those two simple tips you will have clean cuts and a bit that will last. I definitely recommend this.
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                  7 found this review helpful
                  I used this 3/16 carbide drill bit to cut through my granite sink countertop backsplash in order to secure it to the wall, plus some ceramic tiles and the bit cut through easily and effectively and held up very well with no signs of fatigue. However, when trying it to bore through a hard `natural` stone , despite using minimal pressure, plus using water from a spray bottle, this bit quickly ran out of the strength it had and the carbide tip started to, for want of a better word, crumble. It was no longer effective to use on any other materials. Other than the failure to withstand drilling through some rock, it did however, work on tiles and my granite backsplash and perhaps I should have stopped with those but I wanted to try it out on its claimed potential. Disappointed with its ability to cut through stone and yet delighted at its performance with my other two materials.
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