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Old 11-14-2008, 09:37 PM   #1
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I am putting cabinets next to existing cabinets(same type). I have to cut existing ceramic tile from floor the size of the cabinet baseboard to match up with the existing cabinetry. The existing cabinet was tiled around it not under it so in order for the heighth to be matched up I must cut the tile. My question is what tool and method would be best to do this? Circular saw???

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Old 11-14-2008, 10:09 PM   #2
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Why not cut the bottom of the cabinets instead?

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Old 11-14-2008, 11:26 PM   #3
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Jazz has a good idea there but if you are dead set on cutting the tile I like to use a 4 1/2" grinder with a diamond blade on it. I would try to have someone with a shop vac behind you because it will make alot of dust. Also if you are worried about making a straight cut you might want to go with cuttig the cabinets. It takes a steady hand to use the grinder!
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I would agree, Cut the bottom of the cabinet. its easier and you will not risk the chance of damaging the floor.
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I'd cut the bottom of the cabinet.

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Old 12-03-2008, 09:34 AM   #6
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That was my first thought as well but I dont have a set up to cut the cabinets nor do I have the confidence to cut it precise however I did ask the cabinet maker if they could cut it to my specs and they did so thanks for the advice. I misunderstood them when they rounded my measurement up to 7 foot for standard cabinet size.

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A circular saw with a tile cutting blade would work fine or you could use an angle grinder with a diamond blade. As was mentioned, have the shop vac handy as it will make some dust.
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thanks brad nailer however i already solved problem as per last message i sent today. the cabinet makers cut cabinet to my specs and it turned out good.

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