Better method for cutting tile?

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  1. Mar 30, 2018 #1

    farmerjohn1324

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    This is a tiny piece in between a vanity and bathtub, so I'm not worried too much about it looking bad. I cut it with a 7" grinder, and the edge is very jagged.

    I know that I would usually use a tile saw, but some cuts require a grinder (this one didn't).

    What do you think went wrong? Was the grinder too large? Maybe the blade was dull?
     

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    More likely the operator.:p
     
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    I cut the same way I've cut anything else.

    I think the blade should have been changed. All I did was cut straight like I always do with any type of tool.
     
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    I just can not imagine trying to cut tile with that big a grinder!
    If I was using a grinder it would have been a 4-1/2 with a diamond wheel.
     
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    Yea I don't think this was a diamond wheel, either.
     
  6. Apr 1, 2018 #6

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    Actually it was a diamond blade. This is the same blade I've used to cut up the slab twice, and many other things over the past 6 months.

    Perhaps it just needs to be changed.
     

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