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  1. JON HUME

    JON HUME Active Member

    Location:
    Cheltenham
    Help please, what’s the best blade for a wet cutter that will cut mirrored metros?? Got a Rubi wet or a Vitrex wet cutter but need a blade that won’t chip them??
    Also is it best to use a powder adhesive as I have been told that Mapei do a silicone that is suitable?
    The customer has already stuck a handful of them up using a Bal powder adhesive.
    Many thanks, Jon
     
  2. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    Yes use powdered adhesive as readymix can attack the back of the tile (mirror ) as for silicone use a low modulus silicone as this will attack the back of the tile also . Sorry can't help with blade .
     
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  3. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
    You want to use a continuous rim blade. What size is your blade?
     
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  4. callatiler

    callatiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Vitrex do a continuous diamond glass blade should be suited for your Vitrex machine.
     
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  5. JON HUME

    JON HUME Active Member

    Location:
    Cheltenham
    Thanks, not sure what size blade I have off the top of my head but I’ll look in to the Vitrex tone. Thanks
     
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  6. Paul C.

    Paul C. Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Re fixing materials, i personally never advise anything other than epoxy adhesive. Seen too many bad reactions and failures with cement based and ready mixed adhesives.
     
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    Last edited: Mar 6, 2018
  7. Adey1980

    Adey1980 Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Caerphilly
    Also make sure you got plenty of water to keep the blade cool
     
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  8. Julian 'Farmer' Bonsall

    Julian 'Farmer' Bonsall [Experienced DIY] Top Contributor

    Location:
    Cheshire
    Could anyone suggest a retailer and brand for a 150mm disc - I will be cutting ceramics mainly.
     
  9. Adey1980

    Adey1980 Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Caerphilly
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  10. Julian 'Farmer' Bonsall

    Julian 'Farmer' Bonsall [Experienced DIY] Top Contributor

    Location:
    Cheshire
    Adey - thanks for the suggestion

    Feedback for others was:

    I would recommend the Marcrist CK 750. This is a continuous blade that will give a nice clean cut on most tiles. It is better if you can cut wet but it can also be used dry.


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    Or if you can use a 115mm blade I would recommend the PREMTOOL Turbo Fastline blade. This is to be used dry and will give you a nice clean cut and should be a faster cut but is only available in 115mm.

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    If you did want to use a grinder the PREMTOOL will be one of the best for that and will also give a nice cut, it won’t last as long as the CK 750 because of how thin it is, you also need to be careful when putting the grinder down with this style blade as they are fragile due to how thin they are but that is what gives them such a good cut.
     
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  11. Paul C.

    Paul C. Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Recent example of using cement based adhesive with mirrors:
    mirror vs cement 1.jpg mirror vs cement 2.jpg mirror vs cement 3.jpg mirror vs cement 4.jpg
     
  12. Simon Dale

    Simon Dale Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Maidstone
    Last time i did those the supplier sent epoxy. In every box of tiles it said use epoxy !!!
     
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  13. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    Last lot of coloured back glass tiles I did I phoned the name of the manufacturer on the box .( I think they were just a wholesaler) and they couldn't tell me what to use and told me to phone adhesive manufacturer.
     
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  14. JON HUME

    JON HUME Active Member

    Location:
    Cheltenham
    Thanks, yes I’ve picked up a Vitrex blade and Topps Tiles have supplied a suitable powdered adhesive. Thanks for your help.
     
  15. JON HUME

    JON HUME Active Member

    Location:
    Cheltenham
    Thanks all, I’ve picked up a Vitrex glass blade and Topps Tiles have supplied a suitable powdered adhesive. Thanks for all your help and fingers crossed for Monday!
     
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