Than drilling slate
In the construction used several types of slate: natural very hard and durable, has several varieties; asbestos - the most popular and cheap; soft slate - little-known, but in recent years more and more in demand; plastic - very light and elastic, is used to cover arbors.
Slate, depending on the form used in building complexes, industrial buildings, installation of wall sandwich panels, as well as homes, cottages, garages. When fixing slate often the question arises what to use for mounting and what to drill. Experienced professionals recommend to use the drill from a good manufacturer and several options tips. Pobeditovye drill very quickly worn down, and it has to be changed frequently. Well enough drilled holes when using a drill on metal.
The best results shows the operation of diamond drills with a pointed tip, in selling they are called drill bit for ceramic tiles. They need to work to have a few pieces, because each drilling hole diameter will decrease and will have to change the drill bit. Between holes from time to time it is necessary to pause, in order that the drill does not overheat and cold. In the wave slate, so that the sheet is not cracked, holes for mounting are conventional drill on the crest of a wave. Diameter of the drill should be 1-2 mm larger than the nail diameter and the hole distance is about 80-100 mm from the bottom edge. To the drill bit during operation does not come loose, use a template. The layout of the holes is performed on the sheets in the original packaging.
Mounting options the slate
There are many options for fixing slate. In order to beat slate, slate nails are used, they are very good punch and not break it. Unlike conventional nails have multicolored hats of larger diameter. Much stronger nails are slate screws. They are made of hardened steel, do not rust, have different length and head shape hexagon under the wrench or slot for a screwdriver. The screws used are sharp and in the form of drills, from washers to seal. If you use screws you'll have to use the drill for drilling slate in places where they will mount. If the end of the screw is sharp, it is possible to do without a drill, to twist a screw wrench or a screwdriver.