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Old 05-20-2011, 06:35 PM   #16
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OK but what will, considering the application described earlier? and why won't this cut it?
Here's the deal. That saw is an entry-level saw. I can't tell if you push the tile through the blade or if the table moves on that thing. The type of tile you are using may drag the motor down considerably. If you have nothing but time then maybe that's okay with you. The bigger problem is trying to push the tile if that's the case. The slower you go the more tile you are going to wreck because it will separate from the backing when it gets wet. Tiles hanging over the ends of table is a big nuisance.

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from all that's been said, sounds like the situation for me is hopeless for cutting tile and i have a hard time reconciling with the idea that, in this day and age, i can't find a inexpensive tool that will do it...
NO IT'S NOT!!!
And inexpensive isn't always the answer.

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if i'm dry cutting with a 4.5" grinder and a diamond blade, will i need a vise to hold the tile while cutting? i can't imagine it's doable holding it in your one hand while using the grinder in the other.
You are making this way harder than it is. You would lay the tile on a work-surface to cut it, you wouldn't hold it in your hand. Lay it on a table and cut it, that's all there is to it.

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You would lay the tile on a work-surface to cut it, you wouldn't hold it in your hand. Lay it on a table and cut it, that's all there is to it.
OK, i will try to do it like that and get back to you if i have more questions...
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To drycut the mosaic with an angle grinder---lay the sheet on a thin rubber mat (like a shelf liner for a cupboard)

Lay another square of plywood on top,along the cut line--press down--then cut.

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