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  1. fido69r

    fido69r Active Member

    Location:
    Berkshire
    I bought some of wickes urban grey ceramic floor tiles with a view to laying them this week. However, I needed to make a few cuts using the hand tile saw, which I have used many times with ease. Will the saw make a dent in these tiles...No...It defo says they are ceramic, but I'm totally baffled with this phenomenon. Any ideas would be welcome. I don't have an electric wet saw, incase anyone suggests it.:anguished:
     
  2. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    You need a better or new cutter ?
     
  3. fido69r

    fido69r Active Member

    Location:
    Berkshire
    No, it's a brand new bit. Whereby it has cut through other ceramics with ease, it's as if I'm using a file and getting nowhere.
     
  4. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    If you have a grinder, get a diamond tile blade for it, will easily cut thru ceramic
     
  5. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Lancashire
    I know the tile. It's a low-grade porcelain.
    You will only cut them with a diamond blade, in a wet saw or grinder, or a half-decent tile cutter (even a Rubi will probably manage)
     
  6. fido69r

    fido69r Active Member

    Location:
    Berkshire
    Could I use disc in a drill and get away with it?
     
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  7. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Didn’t know you could get a disc in a drill. Do you own a grinder?
     
  8. fido69r

    fido69r Active Member

    Location:
    Berkshire
    No, haven't got one.. Might be cheaper to change the tiles, I'm thinking...although it's only small cuts from skirting to door threshold.
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2017
  9. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Lancashire
    Grinders can be had for £15 and a blade for £10.
    The only outcome I can imagine from a blade in a drill is a long wait in A&E and a feeling of deep regret!
     
  10. fido69r

    fido69r Active Member

    Location:
    Berkshire
    .. Nice one.. You can tell I haven't used one before then..where can I find a grinder for that price then..I have been looking on eBay.
     
  11. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Gloucester
    You can get a wet cutter from screwfix for just over £30.
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  12. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Gloucester
    Or a grinder....

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    Fit a turbo x blade from ats diamond tools for £11.55 and your good to go.
     
  13. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Lancashire
    Aldi online?
     
  14. Mod

    Mod Active Member

    Location:
    Surrey
    I've been reading stuff on this site for some time. I thought it was a site for tilers to discuss jobs and problem / solutions but it seems to have become some sort of free advice site for diyers and such like who either have messed up the jib or who are trying to catch out the guys (or girls) who they have employed to do a job.
     
  15. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Gloucester
    This forum is to help tilers or the public on there DIY projects....... If you would like to participate then great....
    If not then have a nice day, this forum probably isn't for you... :)
     
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  16. Mod

    Mod Active Member

    Location:
    Surrey
    Thanks for the info I thought all that was for the DIY forum.

    Does snyone know if there any forums for trade only.
     
  17. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Gloucester
    More you participate, then you can gain access to the trade section of the forum, 'the tilers forum arms' ...... Where more talk, prices etc are discussed away from the public.
    I'm sure a mod would be more than happy to help you with the criteria you need to gain access...
     
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  18. Plan Tec Tiling

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

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
  19. Localtiler

    Localtiler Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Mod, you will not find a better tilers resource on the internet.
     
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  20. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    What is it you want to talk about .
     
  21. Albert

    Albert Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Gateshead NE8, UK
    Ask away
     
  22. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    BELFAST
    That sounds a touch insecure @Mod@Mod unfortunately :(
    We’re here to help everyone and also learn from anyone, that’s what we do, share.
    When you progress to the Arms (the best trade forum there is) then we’ll help you sharpen your axe and gladly take any wisdom you care to share. Don’t worry about what we tell diy’ers they’re not your competition :)
     
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  23. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    There is the Facebook that’s dot and dabbed that is option!
     
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