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Old 12-13-2011, 02:16 PM   #1
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Bought a used wet tile saw.
I think it is time to replace the blade. (thought it would be.)
This is a porcelain blade, I think a new one could do better, but it could just be my skillz or lack of. This is not the best cut I have made, it is the worst. (tests only.)
A new blade is expensive, but if it could do better, I want it.
What do you think?
Lowes down the block has a Dewalt long life 7" $49?
and a Koblolt ceramic 7" blade $39 ?
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Old 12-13-2011, 02:19 PM   #2
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That blade should still have plenty of life left in it. Sharpen it and see if things improve.

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I am a little embareassed. (sp intended.) Did not know it was possible to sharpen a diamond blade like this. Only deglaze with a stone. Is that what you meant?
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Yup!

Don't feel bad, a lot of people would have never guessed it.
Use a cement brick or block for best results.
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Check the alignment of the table to the blade---if the table is out of whack you can get chipping--

also --some glazes just chip--cut a sample from a different tile---see if the results are the same.
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what is the best blade for cutting porcelain?
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what is the best blade for cutting porcelain?
A blade intended for use cutting porcelain.
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Seriously... a blade that specifically says "Porcelain" on it.

You could use one for ceramic, but supposedly it will not work as well. Porcelain is considerably harder and it does tend to chip a little... esp if glazed. I chose the Dewalt Porcelain blade over the Kobolt porcelain one at Lowes. It said long life and was $10 more. I cannot tell you how any other blade would work. I can tell you that this one cuts through the tile very smoothly with very little chipping if any... and that dissappears after going over the cut edge with a stone.

The old blade in the saw I bought did not last very long.

I really like this blade.

Oh yeah... I have heard that split blades are not the way to go. The segments can get a little bent and cause a slight wobble.. which can cause more chipping with porcelain.

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