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Old 03-29-2009, 05:44 PM   #1
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Cutting glass tile?


I have a situation where I have to make a single gang box into a two gang box. The tile back splash is small square glass. I have a very good dremal. Any idea if that will work? And if so what kinda bit should I get?

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If the tile is small enough.....could you cut along the grout lines and still cover the cut with the plate? The grout is relatively easy to cut compared to the tile itself.

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I don't think I can I am going to try but I think its going to end up in tile
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I've no experiance will glass tile, but ceramic tile is hard stuff and requires a diamond blade to cut along with a tile saw. You might need to try several different blades on the Dremel before finding one that works.
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Glass tiles will chip using the diamond blades made for ceramics. Glass diamond blades use small diamonds and a denser spread. You can cut the tile, but it will leave chips along the edge. But as posted above the electrical cover plate will cover this.
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I've used this one a lot. On glass, as Bob mentions above, it will flake the edges but it's probably your best bet.

http://www.dremel.com/en-us/Attachme...rial=Porcelain
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Thank you I will get those bits :-) and if it chips a little bit the plate should cover
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Thank you I will get those bits :-) and if it chips a little bit the plate should cover
Just cut very slowly. Also, if needed you can buy oversized plates at an electrical supply store.

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