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Old 08-19-2008, 06:01 PM   #1
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I had to buy a Turbo saw blade, since the continuous diamond blade chipped my porcelain tile horribly. The blade still chips the edges. What are some good wet saw blades to use that don't chip?

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Old 08-19-2008, 06:58 PM   #2
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May not be the fault of the blade.

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Old 08-20-2008, 09:57 AM   #3
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May not be the fault of the blade.
I thought so too, but I've done everything suggested to me including making a cheater cut at the end (helped with the big corner chips) and I still get chips. The saw itself needed tweeking and balancing. The new blade works better, but still chips. I figure I can hide it once I grout and most of the bad edges will be covered by baseboard.
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Sorry to refer you to another board, but I'd ask the guys over at JB forums:

http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/index.php


Tell them what type of saw you're using, type of blade and where you got the porcelain tile. They know their stuff.
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Old 08-21-2008, 05:36 PM   #5
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Ah geez, why didn't I think of JB in the first place? Thanks!

It's a little late, but now my problem is how to tile over a step to where it looks nice. I'd like a rounded edge rather than a sharp 90* where the tiles meet. Any thoughts?
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If it's thru body porcelain, you can bullnose the edges of the tiles. If not, try using something from Schluter, like either their Rondec bullnose strips, or their STEP Rondec. strips. The difference is the Rondec is just a metal bullnose 1/4 round, while the Step Rondec has a 1 1/4" metal skirt that comes down off the bottom of it. First pic is the Rondec. Second is the Step rondec:



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Old 08-22-2008, 01:27 AM   #7
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That second pic looks just like my tile and what I want to do with it, but have more tile on the vertical edge and then carpet continuing on the floor into the next room. I was looking for a radius edge tile that would match or accent, but haven't been so lucky yet. I might be able to bullnose this tile (?) and then grout to hide/match. I wanted to make a short ramp, but I'd have to modify or replace the carpet.

Everything would be easier if I could figure out what I want ahead of time...but then the wife has her say...ugh!

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Old 09-02-2008, 05:40 PM   #8
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UPDATE:

I went ahead with my original plan. I cut the vertical tiles about 3/8" thinner and then smoothed the edges on top with a grinder and a 60-grit flap wheel.

Now my only problem is that the new tile looks so much whiter than the tile that was already down, even though it came from the same batch.


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