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python01 02-22-2014 08:27 PM

Need to remove layer of natural stone tile
 
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I have installed tiles on the wall, they are not even natural stone tiles. I have made openings for electrical switches and outlets but now I need to make the area around these even so the cover plates fit flush to the tiles.
So far I have tried using oscillating multi-tool with carbide grout removal tool to cut around and carbide rasp to remove the stone but the progress is so slow it would take forever. I am thinking of getting some type of diamond rasp but not sure if it would be any better?
Also if someone can suggest another method or tool to do this job?
I am attaching couple of pictures, first shows the tile and varying thickness and the second shows what I have done with the carbide rasp but I would have to remove much more to make it work.
Any ideas?


python01 02-22-2014 08:27 PM

Need to remove layer of natural stone tile
 
2 Attachment(s)

I have installed tiles on the wall, they are not even natural stone tiles. I have made openings for electrical switches and outlets but now I need to make the area around these even so the cover plates fit flush to the tiles.
So far I have tried using oscillating multi-tool with carbide grout removal tool to cut around and carbide rasp to remove the stone but the progress is so slow it would take forever. I am thinking of getting some type of diamond rasp but not sure if it would be any better?
Also if someone can suggest another method or tool to do this job?
I am attaching couple of pictures, first shows the tile and varying thickness and the second shows what I have done with the carbide rasp but I would have to remove much more to make it work.
Any ideas?



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