Posting a message to the forum will remove the above advertisement
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Checkout our Tilers Insurance area for awesome prices on Van Insurance and Public Liability Insurance for Wall and Floor Tilers

  3. Trade Tiler for Tiling Tools

    Before you post a new thread about manual tile cutters and which one to get, checkout the existing Manual Tile Cutter Threads.

Discuss cutting long porcelain in the Tiling Tools Forum area at TilersForums.co.uk.

  1. Matthew77

    Matthew77 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Dorset
    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
     
  2. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    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.

    491AE1E3-F125-4FD5-AC04-C8AC6085BEC0.jpeg


    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. :)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. Matthew77

    Matthew77 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Dorset
    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.
     
  4. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    • Like Like x 1
  5. Matthew77

    Matthew77 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Dorset
    Thank you.

    Now to find one that’s makita compatible
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    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:
     
  7. Matthew77

    Matthew77 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Dorset
    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
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  8. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    Depending on which model but @martin1c@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. :)
     
  9. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    Shame you’re not closer, could have used my Rubi TC180 that will work just fine for what you want.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. Matthew77

    Matthew77 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Dorset
    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.
     
    • Winner Winner x 1
  11. Matthew77

    Matthew77 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Dorset
    I wasn’t aware of that ruby cutter. How do you rate that? I get the feeling something like that if it worked well would replace the big dewalt table saw
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    Personally, when I was doing that kind of work I have nothing but good to say about it.
    Except one thing, it doesn’t mitre, but I do mine by hand so to me it makes no difference.
    But overall it’s excellent I think.
    A couple have bought on my recommendation and as yet have not slagged me off haha
    @macten@macten I think bought one.
    If you consider it after more thought, do not buy ruby rails, buy festool, they’re cheaper by the mm, at least they were.
    And clamps are a must, you can clamp rail direct to tile.
    Water fed is best, but messy. I would make a chute to nearest drain with a tarp.
    Dry cut is very dusty and extraction only works with blade at full depth, that can be a hinderance.
     
  13. Matthew77

    Matthew77 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Dorset
    I think like you I’d not really be looking for it to do mitres, just a straight clean cut on long tiles. Setting it up wet looks like it’d be well messy and a bit of a hassle tbh I think I’d be looking at using it for dry cuts ideally. I don’t mind setting up outside as working inside bathrooms all day it’s nice to get outside every now and then unless I’m working at the top of a block of flats but I tend not to take jobs like that any more.

    Looks like £400 plus rail £100 plus clamps x2 £90 = nearly £600!
     
  14. Tom Astley

    Tom Astley Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Manchester
    Why not buy a Sigma or Montolit 1200 cutter then sell it on and you will not lose much on it especially if you keep it in good nick?
     
  15. Matthew77

    Matthew77 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Dorset
    A straight cutter isn’t going to help me out much in this situation as I need to do L-shaped cuts around windows and the bath. I tend to do almost all of my porc cutting on a diamond blade as I find dry cutting porc nowadays with a score and snap cutter doesn’t seem to get good results.
     
Loading...
Similar Threads - cutting long porcelain Forum Date
Cutting curves eg around the toilet Tiling Forum Yesterday at 1:57 AM
Cutting mirror tiles General Chat Forum Nov 27, 2018

Users found this page by searching for:

  1. cutting porcelthin

Find a Tiler Post a Job Tile Events Tile Pics Blog Adhesive Poll Handy Downloads