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Posted: 3/28/2002 3:43:00 PM EDT
Well I'm finally tiling my bathroom floor (why would anybody fucking carpet a bathroom?). The wife is going to be SO happy. Anyway, I got half of it done last weekend (the easy part). Now I've got to the tough part where I've got a few cuts. Both straight and notches. I'd rather not buy or rent a wet saw. So I have two questions. 1. Do those tile cutters that score and snap the tile work well? I would of course use this for the straight cuts. 2. A friend of mine told me that a friend of his layed some tile for him and used a blade for his skil-saw to cut the tile. I was told that a masonry blade wouldnt' work when I went to the hardware store (I know most of the times they don't know what they're talking about, but anyway). If a masonry blade won't work, what will? Again, thanks in advance.
Link Posted: 3/28/2002 3:49:33 PM EDT
The scorer/tile snapper works great. If you value your shooting hand, stay away from the circular saw/carbide blade set-up.
Link Posted: 3/28/2002 3:54:53 PM EDT
I had the same problem in my bath, CARPET! So I tiled the floor. Bought one of those cheap cutters from Lowes, about $20 bucks. Works great! Also a pair of snippers for doing curves.
Link Posted: 3/28/2002 3:55:22 PM EDT
First off - for cutting any tile the best tool is a wet saw with a diamond blade. If you do not want to rent a wet saw, you can make very nice straight cuts with a ceramic tile cutter. Without one you will break many more tiles. For compound cuts without a wet saw you can use an angle grinder with a diamond blade or you can do like I did and pick up one of those hacksaw blades that cuts any material. It takes longer and isn't as perfectly straight as machine cuts - but it will save you the price of renting the right equipment. Hope this helps. I am not a tile guy - but I play one on TV [:D]
Link Posted: 3/28/2002 3:56:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/28/2002 3:59:12 PM EDT
I've done some tile laying recently and I used my dremmel tool with a $10 attachement to cut the bathroom tile. It was worth every bit of $10. (don't buy it at wally mart, you might get searched and killed by a mall ninja in training.) But don't take my advice because anyone who has spent as much on guns as I have must be crazy. Now if I could just afford ammo...
Link Posted: 3/28/2002 4:03:09 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/28/2002 5:20:10 PM EDT
1. Do those tile cutters that score and snap the tile work well? I would of course use this for the straight cuts. 2. A friend of mine told me that a friend of his layed some tile for him and used a blade for his skil-saw to cut the tile. I was told that a masonry blade wouldnt' work when I went to the hardware store (I know most of the times they don't know what they're talking about, but anyway). If a masonry blade won't work, what will? Again, thanks in advance.
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That makes since to me, even if it doesn't break perfectly straight the tile edges will go under the base boards anyway. Ben
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