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Old 01-31-2008, 07:35 PM   #1
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Cutting Porcelian Tile without chips


I am tiling a bathroom and when I cut porcelian tile with my MK_100 tile saw and a 10" Hot Dog diamond blade the tile chips along the cut line. What is the best diamond blade to use to achieve a smooth cut.

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Old 01-31-2008, 09:38 PM   #2
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Cutting too fast? Cutting from the bottom of the tile?

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How old is the blade you are using? If it has been used before i heard that cutting into a cinder block will actually sharpen the blade. The block wears the metal away but not the diamonds so it will sharpen it.
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I am tiling a bathroom and when I cut porcelian tile with my MK_100 tile saw and a 10" Hot Dog diamond blade the tile chips along the cut line. What is the best diamond blade to use to achieve a smooth cut.
There's a possibility that the blade isn't getting enough water. Every once in a while I have to remove the blade guard and cleanout the holes the water comes out of.
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