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Old 10-08-2013, 12:59 AM   #1
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So I have recently bought mosaic sheet tile before thinking. I have bought these sheet that include glass tile stone tile and also stainless steel tile. Now this tiles are very small and I was wondering in anyone knew of a tool I could use to cut all three of these tiles?

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Diamond blade on any style tile saw will cut them, but the easiest one to use would be a "bridge" style tile saw.
Home Depot may rent them.

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A hand held 4 !/2" angle grinder with a diamond blade could also be used---not as neat as a proper tile saw,but really inexpensive---and a handy tool to have around the house---Mike---

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Old 10-08-2013, 07:41 AM   #4
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Harbor Fright sells a small wet tile saw for pretty cheap. I did a whole bath with it, including cutting a fair bit of marble listello and glass pencils. Just buy a better quality diamond blade than the one that comes with it.

It also helps to lay some tape across the front to help keep the tiles in place, even if they've got a mesh backing (as some tend to slough off when wet).
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I don't know how you'd hold small mosaics while using a side grinder. I'd be willing to try if someone will volunteer to be the holder.

I think a wet saw with a regular rolling cutting tray works best. I have often used small pieces of wood to hold the tiles in place while pushing the tray.

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Mike,

I know you've never tried it cuz since you type so well I'm sure you still have all your digits.

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I've cut the mosaics (including some glass) with the hand grinder. It's not fun - it's tedious and slow and can cause chipping - but it can be done with patience.

All diamond wheels will cut glass, but only a special glass blade with be optimal - avoid chipping and give the smoothest cut. Whether you want to switch to this blade for just a few glass pieces in your mosaic is up to you.
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