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i wonder if i even need a wet saw if i'm dealing exclusively with 1" mosaic tiles. it looks like i should be able to make all adjustments with a pair of nippers.
thanks. what qualifies as a "cheap table top saw"? i submitted two MK proposals in the other thread, one for 4.5" blade one for $99 and another 7" one for $160.i would suggest one of the cheap table top saws in this case. it will do all of your straigt cuts, corner cuts and trimming. kind of an all in one tool.
you mean using a grinder with a diamond blade or a manual snap cutter like this one:Dry-cutting may be your best bet.
OK. so what do you mean by dry cutting - a grinder?A snap cutter won't work! Are you kidding me?
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.OK but what will, considering the application described earlier? and why won't this cut it?
NO IT'S NOT!!!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...
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.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.
Got an itch?scratching my head...
OK, i will try to do it like that and get back to you if i have more questions...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.