cutting long porcelain

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Matthew77

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Hi all

I need some advice on cutting some “wooden plank” look porcelain tiles. I’ve previously cut up to 1.8m tiles (flooring) with an angle grinder but the edge finish wasn’t important as would eventually be hidden by the skirting. I’m in the process of tiling a bathroom in landscape format of 1.2mx0.25m tiles and need to cut the tiles length ways to meet the floor, around the window and cut over the bath.

I’m really struggling to cut these on the Dewalt 2400 and have been wondering if I can modify the table to support and accommodate longer tiles, has anyone here had any success doing this?

My other thought was to gently cut and grind the tiles using a angle grinder but I’m doubtful this will get a clean and straight enough cut.

I’ve been out of the Tiling tool loop for a while so what is everyone using now to cut these long tiles? Suggestions appreciated

Thanks

Matt
 

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There is an American tiled who’s just come up with a mod for the dewalt saw, but not much use to you right now unfortunately.

Cheapest way is to get one of these or similar.

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Get a bench made up full length of tiles, then get metal straight edge and fix it to the tile using spring loaded clamps and use the straight edge as a guide to fun your grinder down, using foot plate of guard as your fence. :)
 
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Matthew77

Matthew77

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There is an American tiled who’s just come up with a mod for the dewalt saw, but not much use to you right now unfortunately.

Cheapest way is to get one of these or similar.

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Get a bench made up full length of tiles, then get metal straight edge and fix it to the tile using spring loaded clamps and use the straight edge as a guide to fun your grinder down, using foot plate of guard as your fence. :)
Thanks 3fall

That seems like the solution for the moment I’ve got a brand new monolit dna blade so hopefully that will give a decent cut.

Any idea where to get such a thing in the UK, or what it’s called to search for? I’m guessing it’s a universal fit so the Bosch attachment would fit a Makita grinder.
 

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Thank you.

Now to find one that’s makita compatible
Haha :)
Herzo is a good universal brand Matthew.

Oh yeah, that will cost you 10 posts in the next 14 days by the way.
Nothing in life is free, not even on here. Haha :tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy:
 
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Haha :)
Herzo is a good universal brand Matthew.

Oh yeah, that will cost you 10 posts in the next 14 days by the way.
Nothing in life is free, not even on here. Haha :tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy:
The Herzo one doesn’t look like it’d run up against a straight edge very well?

I’m now wondering wether it might be better to get a festool with a diamond blade.

10 posts sounds like a decent deal
 

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I’m now wondering wether it might be better to get a festool with a diamond blade.
Depending on which model but @martin1c has one, mixed thoughts last he posted about it.
Try the search box above, you may find post.

Kool thank you. Just like to encourage experienced guys like yourself to post a little more often. :)
 

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Shame you’re not closer, could have used my Rubi TC180 that will work just fine for what you want.
 
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Depending on which model but @martin1c has one, mixed thoughts last he posted about it.
Try the search box above, you may find post.

Kool thank you. Just like to encourage experienced guys like yourself to post a little more often. :)
Yes just read that thread, doesn’t seem like it’s got very good praise, I’m certainly not thinking of throwing £500 on one after reading that! Shame really. I’m surprised there seems so little out there a cordless water fed rail and plunge saw would be ideal for this sort of thing, plus these tiles are really popular at the moment!

I do pop in here occasionally but not very often, I’ll try and get time to contribute a bit more as this forum was a great help to me when I was first starting out.
 

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