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Old 02-17-2019, 12:38 PM   #1
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Any advice on cutting glass backsplash better?


The glass cracked. I have a 4" diamond grinder blade and a diamond jigsaw blade. The jigsaw blade was basically useless.
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I would remove all the pieces that need to be cut and put the rest of the sheet in place,
Make some kind of jig to hold the little tile and cut them with the grinder and put them in individually.


Before you remove them from the sheet, mark out the cut lines and mark which end will be waste so you don't get confused when cutting.
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I've had good luck with the mini glass tile cutters at Lowe's. I didn't think it was possible to get good, clean cuts with the tool, but, I did. Some were a bit rough, but I hid those pieces behind outlet covers, etc.
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I use a Diamond blade WET-SAW with a sliding platform to rest the tile piece on.

Separate the sheet into 2 parts, then remove the ones that need cut, and cut each one individually.

Then when placing the sheets, install each piece individually, using tile spacers to get them correct.


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Wet- Saws are rentable, or purchasable if you will be using it a lot.

There are little ones that are less money, but takes more time and care to get perfection with, and won't be very useful for a larger tile.


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I've had good luck with the mini glass tile cutters at Lowe's. I didn't think it was possible to get good, clean cuts with the tool, but, I did. Some were a bit rough, but I hid those pieces behind outlet covers, etc.
Do you think it's a waste of time trying to cut the glass tiles horizontally? Is it just asking too much?

The stone ones are no problem.
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Do you think it's a waste of time trying to cut the glass tiles horizontally? Is it just asking too much?

The stone ones are no problem.
It would be next to impossible to cut them horizontally IMO using the type of cutters I used. Vertical cuts weren't bad at all. I was lucky in that I didn't have to make any horizontal cuts.
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If you can cut.the stone tile horizontally then only use stone tile for the horizontal cuts. You may need to change some of.the other stone tile for glass ones to keep a random pattern, but it will give you the stone ones you need for the lengthwise cuts.
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I'm with Neal—cut out from the backing the pieces that need to be trimmed. Use a wet saw to make the cuts in those pieces.
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I'm with Neal—cut out from the backing the pieces that need to be trimmed. Use a wet saw to make the cuts in those pieces.
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we use 4" grinder & diamond blades for small cuts - wet saw w/diamond blades for larger work,,, just slice slowly
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How do I break the dried grout to remove this outlet cover? I need to get it off to put the extension behind it. Photo is blurry, but it's grouted in.
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Something like this, or a similar blade in a multi saw.
https://www.bunnings.com.au/qep-carb...t-saw_p6821648
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When I'm putting in the small tiles around the switch/outlet boxes, what should I apply the mastic with? Even the short side of my trowel is much too large.
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It’s not really that hard. Get that cover off with the traditional hammer and flat blade screwdriver...then spend 69 cents and buy a new one. As to applying the mastic, lets see.....your finger? Chunk of cardboard? Popsicle stick? Plastic fork? Same screw driver? Just put on the tile. All of those will be just and yeah, I’ve done this more than once.
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My choice, pop-sickle stick.

Have a few in the toolbox, convenient in many uses.


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