How to Engrave Tile With a Dremel

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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.

Skill level:
Moderately Challenging

Things you need

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

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  1. 1

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

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

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

  4. 4

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

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