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Old 07-21-2013, 08:40 PM   #1
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So I used a wet tile saw for the first time. Was simple enough but was getting a little more chipping on the cut edge than I would like. Any advice for keeping the edge as chip free as possible?
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Can't tell exactly... but you said for the first time... i

s it a new big box saw.... the blades that come with them are crap...

it is worthwile to buy a good blade if the tile/application require a good cut... I KNOW THEY ARE EXPENSIVE... AND LOOK THE SAME AS THE CHEAP.

Slow feed also helps some.

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Adding to Mountains observation----the blade must be in line with the table--adjusting the table slide is important---

What style of saw?

Also---some tile just like to chip---
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Adding to Mountains observation----the blade must be in line with the table--adjusting the table slide is important---

What style of saw?

Also---some tile just like to chip---

YUP..... Just as Mike says....And you can get a sandstone... which won't sand it but will debur it, unsharpen it sorta of

Also. I get off the internet sanding belts (can;t remember the grit name) that will take down ceramic, porceline a little, and softer stones , marble and some softer granites.

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The saw is a friends which he got from a flooring place, I think it was the cheapest one they had. I went and bought a new blade, a QEP black widow. Hopefully it helps.
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What kind of saw?
Blade over a sliding table?
Blade under the table?
Bridge saw with motor and blade on long track above stationary table?
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What kind of saw?
Blade over a sliding table?
Blade under the table?
Bridge saw with motor and blade on long track above stationary table?
Its almost identical to this one....

http://www.amazon.com/Master-Cut-600...4837977&sr=1-4
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Blade under the table----

The fence is hard to align with that type--so some chipping will accure--

Most cuts are hidden so that might not be to big a problem----Just take extra care setting the fence when making a 'show cut'---
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Those saws a known for being bad the fences won't align and stay aligned. They have horrible blades, in other words there is a reason they are $50. Having said that let me add I have one, I use it for repair jobs of maybe 1 or 2 tile. If your project is larger or you want better I would suggest renting a saw.
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Well just tried my fancy $30 blade no difference.

What are some things I can use to sand down the edge of the tile?
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It really depends on how fast you are going, the material you are cutting, rpm of the motor spinning the blade.

I have never had issues using the Tile saw I got from Harbor Freight.

Make sure you have the blade installed in the correct direction of spin, and also make sure you have enough water in the container, and also you can wet down te tile first with a cup of water before cutting.
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It really depends on how fast you are going, the material you are cutting, rpm of the motor spinning the blade.

I have never had issues using the Tile saw I got from Harbor Freight.

Make sure you have the blade installed in the correct direction of spin, and also make sure you have enough water in the container, and also you can wet down te tile first with a cup of water before cutting.

I could definitely be doing something wrong, of course theres no way for me to tell.

The tile is 18 inch floor tile, the box says porcelain but the center of the tile is brown which I thought porcelain carried the surface color through the whole tile which this stuff doesn't.

As far as speed I was pushing it through at a crawl. I just tried going faster and the result was no different.

The water is just below the max marking.

At this point it doesnt matter because this morning I went out and bought this....
http://www.homedepot.com/p/BRUTUS-20...3#.UfLJR21ugqk

And man, theres no comparison, the manual cutter I might get one small chip per tile, most have had no chips. And I just started using it so once I get the hang of it chips might be rare.

So Im using the wet saw for irregular cuts.

I also bought a small sanding stone designed for tile and I find it to be too smooth. Its almost more like a polisher.
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