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How to Cut Glass Tile- 7 Tips



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cutting tile is one thing cutting glass

tile is a whole nother thing fact that

you can see through it provides a whole

new set of challenges so in this video

I'm gonna give you seven tips on how to

better cut glass tile tip number one cut

the tile upside down so this glass tile

is clear on the front and has a coating

on the back that gives it that its color

you can see as I hold it at an angle

here that a rough cut is visible from

the front by cutting the tile upside

down you put the coating on top so the

blade hits that first and it puts a

smoother cut through the coating what

that means though is that the front side

can be a more jagged cut sometimes that

can be smoothed out but sometimes it

won't work tip number two don't drag the

tile back through the saw so push the

tile through the saw and when you get to

the end here don't pull the tray back

through but turn the saw separate the

tiles and that way you keep the blade

from dragging back through and hitting

coming into contact with the painted

side again tip number three use a glass

plate so glass plate has smoother and

finer diamonds and usually will give you

a better cut than a normal saw blade it

doesn't cut us fast and it'll take

longer to push the tile through but they

can't be worth it tip number four cut

the front and cut the back first and

this is particularly effective if you're

having trouble cutting through and then

it cuts and then it breaks at the very

end so this does require that you have a

tile saw that has the plunge feature not

every tile saw has that and then

essentially this is what you're doing

right here your cut in the front and

your cut in the back you don't have to

pull the tile out I'm just showing it to

you and then just go ahead and finish

your cut off but that'll keep that

little end from breaking tip number five

score the back first and then cut it

through them from the front so this is

one of the best tips I have as far as if

you really need the cut to turn out the

disadvantages you do have to use the

guide or the fence so you can get the

tile in the same position twice so

here's what I've done is I've scored the

back and you can see from the you can

see it from the front because we cut the

color side of the back but the back is

scored and then I'm gonna put that back

down and and continue the cut so you do

need the fence for this cut but it is a

good way of getting things to turn out

it's just a little bit labor-intensive

and then go ahead and put the tile back

on the saw and finish the cut and you'll

see here from the overhead shot it's

cutting in the exact same position again

so here's the back side of the tile and

it's a good clean cut because we cut

that upside down and here's the front

side which is also clean because we cut

that right side up and looking down the

edge the jagged edge is gone and this is

a good of cut as you're gonna get on a

tile saw tip number six score and snap

so glass plate has smoother and finer

diamonds and usually will give you a

better cut than a normal saw blade it

doesn't cut us fast and it'll take

longer to push the tile through but they

can't be worth it and speaking of notch

cuts tip number seven notch cuts with

glass tile basically you want to avoid

notching the tile whenever possible and

when it when you when it is necessary to

do it you want to make sure that your

cut is not a sharp 90-degree angle you

want to round that inside edge as much

as you can so the the sharp cut is is a

crack waiting to happen so the more you

can round that notch there

the better so there's my seven tips for

cutting glass tile I hope this video

with some help subscribe to my channel

and I'll catch you next time

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