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Old 01-14-2015, 10:42 PM   #1
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How to cut tile?


I have to cut about 5 porcelain floor tiles. My tile cutter is only 16 inches and these are 18 inch tiles. Is there another way to make long straight cuts without a tile cutter or a diamond blade?
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Old 01-14-2015, 10:45 PM   #2
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I didn't try that, but I'm assuming I'd have to use an expensive diamond disc. No?
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I didn't try that, but I'm assuming I'd have to use an expensive diamond disc. No?
Diamond blades aren't that expensive.
You could mark the tiles and take them to Home Depot to be cut maybe. Some stores do it, some don't.
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Just bought a new diamond blade the other day for my angle grinder to cut porcelain tile.$21.00 at HD
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Cut 16" on one end, flip and cut the other 2" from the other side?
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Old 01-15-2015, 11:59 AM   #7
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Cut 16" on one end, flip and cut the other 2" from the other side?
No. An 18" tile will not fit into a 16" space. Cutters have bars/frames that restrict what you put within it.

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If you do buy a diamond blade for your angle grinder do not get a continues rim blade.Those are for wet saws.
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