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How to cut Porcelain Tile using a Wet Saw



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okay I've shown you several different

ways to cut tile now we've used a tile

cutter we've used a tile nipper

I've also showed you how to use an angle

grinder on the other tool that I want to

show you as a wet sawn this is actually

going to be the easiest one for you to

be able to use this tool right here is

something that can do almost all the

cuts that you are going to need to make

now for sure I do believe that you're

going to need to have an angle grinder

it's just a good tool to have to make

some of these like circle cuts and stuff

you can do it with the saw but it's very

difficult and so just an angle grinder

and a tile saw could get you through an

entire job and I'm just going to give

you an example here of a couple of cups

with it now this is a tile saw that I

got from Home Depot now before this I

had a really nice Dewalt one that one

ran on almost $1000 I bought this one at

Home Depot for 500 bucks if you have a

lot of work to do in your house more

than one project I mean it'd be worth

for you to buy a tile saw and an angle

grinder with the blade otherwise I know

that some of the rental stores will rent

tile size you'll be able to find one

from there but the other thing is you'd

want to even check at Home Depot or

Lowe's or Menards sometimes some of

those places do rent now this is nice

because it is a chop saw too so it comes

up and down so you can do plunge cuts

with it so if I had a square like an

outlet to cut out I could use this saw

to plunge it and come down and then I

plunge it over here and come down and

then what I would cut it from the back

and I'll show you an example of that

will actually do a plunge cut example

here in this video too the other thing

that's nice about the saw is it tilts at

a 45

so if you have any moldings light are

not moldings but trim pieces that come

with your tile like chair rails and

stuff that's nice to have for cutting

corners otherwise you just keep it down

you screw it down tight and that is how

you would keep your saw now this blade

I'm going to actually show you one more

time this blade is a diamond blade

that's on here and it's got a rim on

there now this is a dull blade it's not

sharp now I'm not telling you turn this

on and stick your finger on it and hold

it there because it will cut it it'll

burn it off it'll burn through is what

it'll do but it's not a very dangerous

saw but you still need to respect it

it's a saw and I'm telling you that

because I don't want you to be afraid of

it but anyway I'm going to turn this on

and I'm going to give you a

demonstration of doing an L cut with

this

okay so the thing that's nice about a

wet saw as you can see we're inside a

house right now this saw actually

doesn't make much of a mess

I do have plastic on the floor but most

of the water and this softballs right

back inside I put up a piece of board

right there to block any water that

would spray and it ends up just coming

right back in my tray so it is nice

because it's dust free it is a little

sloppy it will get wet around here a

little bit but not a lot and it's just

really simple to cut with you could

pretty much cut any tile with this now

it depends on the size I can cut 24 inch

by 24 inch tiles on this but any bigger

net and if I turn that on a 45 I

wouldn't be able to do that so it's a

good tool to have in your arsenal for

sure what you would want to rent it if

you have a porcelain tile it might be a

little harder to use the tile cutter so

this would be something that you

probably want to use but if you need

this for a few days by time you rent it

I'm just saying it might be worth

beautiful buy a different one you don't

have to get a state-of-the-art one this

isn't a state-of-the-art one even though

it looks like it but you can get cheaper

ones I just haven't done a lot of

testing on some of those small square

looking table saw type cutters the thing

that's really nice with these is you can

take a small piece off if you need to

like a quarter inch piece and I'll give

you an example

makes nice cuts too it doesn't leave a

lot of chips along the edge of the tile

so that's another really nice thing

about a tile cutter makes a nice

straight cuts now this is kind of a let

me just draw a new one let's just take

an example here if there is an old egg

in here I'm going to just draw it

obviously we have this marks better if

it was on the wall we'd market where it

was supposed to go I'm just coming up

with something here but I want to show

you how you could do this with the tile

saw we've got the front side mark now

what you'd want to do is come to the

edge here and make the mark there all of

that line make your mark there again do

the same thing over here on this one

make your mark make your mark

now you flip it around and you find

those marks line your straightedge up

just T store your speed square make your

mark just continue it on now the thing

when you're cutting on the front if you

cut this on the front and end it right

here back here is where it would

actually end because the blade is

circular so you can go on the back and

finish the cutout and actually go past

this line a little bit for it to get the

cut completely and I'm going to

demonstrate this right now I start with

the front first this is another real

thing nice thing about this saw is that

it plunge cuts because a lot of them

don't and then you just line it up so if

you have crooked cuts you can pick this

thing off so that you can line it up

right on

line so if you need to twist it any

instead of keeping it straight back here

on this fence you can adjust to a

crooked cut then just see where it ends

put the blade on it slide it forward

okay that looks good

shut it off so you can line up the other

line

they can see right there and there is

where it ended so now I'm going to

finish that cut and then I'll do these

two small ones from this side you want

to go slow make sure this lines back

right in that cut

well I only go about a half inch past

because if you go more than that then it

will go past that cut but you can kind

of look to see how much farther you can

go and give you a good idea like right

here I know I can cut this one more from

the back here so to get that cut

completely I'm going to do it again just

a little bit though

now there's not much left in there so

you want to make sure that you cut even

more if you need to and you can just

keep doing that and a couple times till

it finally comes but this one is pretty

close where I'm just going to tap it now

fell right out then you don't want to do

that too hard though and end up breaking

the rest of the tiles so just if

sometimes you can't do that with and

some that there's some that you can this

one you can and so that's how you do an

outlet cut so the tile saw really comes

in handy it's very forgiving it's going

to cut through just about any kind of

tile like butter like a hot knife

through butter so you might be better

off just going with the tile saw and

sticking with that completely an angle

grinder and a nipper but you can get

away with not having a nipper I just

recommend buying one they're only eight

nine ten bucks the other thing is is you

can see how this is all wet now you

never want to stick a tile on a wall or

a floor wherever into thin set that is

wet you need to make sure you dry this

completely off with a rag and maybe even

let it sit for a few minutes before you

stick it on the thinset will not bond to

this tile if it's wet it will end up

falling off on you or breaking off

shooting away from then set on the floor

or breaking off from the wall so there's

a couple of tidbits with the tile saw if

you have any questions or comments leave

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