Discuss Angle grinder?? in the Tiling Tools at Tilers Forum; Hi, did my 1st job at the weekend, trying to think about the best tools for the job. I have a TS50 for straight cuts. Also a cheap wet cutter, ...
Hi, did my 1st job at the weekend, trying to think about the best tools for the job. I have a TS50 for straight cuts. Also a cheap wet cutter, but I didn't use it.
I used a jigsaw, with a tile blade, for around sockets etc, But it seemed hard work.
I have not got a grinder, but would consider getting one if knew it would do things like that better..
Do you all set up a wet cutter for most jobs, Or do you use grinder? jigsaw?
Jigsaws are a waste of time IMO.
Cutting around sockets is best done on the wet sawwhith the guard removed and "plunge" the tile down (glazed side up).
Next way would be an angle grinder with good (Marcrist, Norton) wheel. Make sure the tile is held secure on a bench before attempting cutting and that your hands are dry. Let the wheel do the cutting and dont force it.
Makita make a small hand held tile cutter ideal for such a job but it has its limits being battery powered nd the water bottle feeder is prone to breakage and leaking. Some people love them and others hate them.
Which ever way you choose please be aware of safety.
especially with the angle grinder
When using the table cutter/bench cutter, the wheel sticks up through the table bed. So you hold the tile over the wheel and push (plunge) the tile down until the wheel cuts the tile in the place you need. Quite easy once you get the hang of it.
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