How to Engrave Tile With a Dremel

Written by linda shepard | 13/05/2017
How to Engrave Tile With a Dremel
Tile can be engraved with a Dremel drill. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

An engraved tile will deliver a long-lasting testament to a significant occasion or provide a memorial to a special person. A small rotary hand-held drill that the Dremel company makes will engrave the tile with the desired lettering or an uncomplicated pattern with ease, after some practice on some preliminary tiles. The plug-in version of the Dremel drill has a stronger motor than the Dremel's cordless drill model and is better suited for tile engraving.

Draw lettering or an image on the tile with the soft pencil.

Put on the safety glasses. Insert the silicon carbon bit in the Dremel drill by loosening the chuck. Tighten the chuck firmly.

Turn on the drill and hold the drill like you would hold a pencil. Engrave over the pencil lines.

Pass over the pencil lines with the drill several times to achieve the engraving depth desired.

Things you need

  • Slate tile
  • Soft pencil
  • Safety glasses
  • Dremel drill with cord
  • Silicon carbon bit #83142

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