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Cutting large holes in Tile

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  • #459661
    MrFid
    Pro
    Sudbury, MA

    Does Dremel make a diamond cutting piece? I haven’t had to do this yet, but for toilets I could see using a grinder for sure. The shower head cutouts seem like they need to be more precise with errors fitting within the outline of the escutcheon, so I’d be reaching for my Dremel if they had a cutting head that would work.

    #460531
    pgc555
    Pro
    Gilberts, Illinois
    #460786

    Grinder cut on this one too.

    Andrew

    A Working Pro since 1995!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #460810
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Is there a specific cutting wheel for cutting different kinds of tile for large holes with a grinder?

    #460832

    I just use the basic . Diamond, I have a serrated one,but mostly use the regular ones.

    #460866

    Is there a specific cutting wheel for cutting different kinds of tile for large holes with a grinder?

    I prefer a solid rim vs serrated rim for cutting tile. The serrated seem better in block and concrete.

    Andrew

    A Working Pro since 1995!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #460888
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Is there a specific cutting wheel for cutting different kinds of tile for large holes with a grinder?

    I prefer a solid rim vs serrated rim for cutting tile. The serrated seem better in block and concrete.

    I like the this and solid diamond blades for tile also.

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #460891
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Thanks guys. I have a diamond non-serated edge blade for my little Bosch grinder. I was just thinking that with so many different types of tiles, there were maybe some that required different types of cutters versus others.

    #460928
    ChadM
    Moderator
    East Palestine, Ohio

    Is there a specific cutting wheel for cutting different kinds of tile for large holes with a grinder?

    I prefer a solid rim vs serrated rim for cutting tile. The serrated seem better in block and concrete.

    Same here, solid rim diamond blade for big cuts. I have a couple segmented blades but use them block, concrete, and the occasional brick.

    Speaking of…I could use another solid rim blade, might look on the rewards list.

    Chad

    A Working Pro since 1993

    Member since 12/07/2013

    #460929

    Is there a specific cutting wheel for cutting different kinds of tile for large holes with a grinder?

    I prefer a solid rim vs serrated rim for cutting tile. The serrated seem better in block and concrete.

    Same here, solid rim diamond blade for big cuts. I have a couple segmented blades but use them block, concrete, and the occasional brick.

    Speaking of…I could use another solid rim blade, might look on the rewards list.

    Hey Chad , I have a bunch of them , would you like me to send you a couple 4 and 1/2 inch . no charge 🙂

    #461004

    I use my jigsaw…JS572, in fact with the the blades Bosch sells and some water sprayed on the blade. Did a perfect job cutting lots and lots of curved pieces in my travertine. Might not be perfect for all jobs, but it worked perfectly. Otherwise, a large hole saw would do the trick.

    I’ve seen those blades…seems like it could shatter the tile though. Are you using the diamond grit or the toothed ceramic blade?

    Sorry for the delay – been traveling. I use the T130 “DG” — Diamond Grit with good success. It is slow, but on slow speed and plenty of water spritzed on the blade it works well. I made lots of intricate cuts in tumbled limestone and only had one or two pieces break. The key was proper support of the tile to minimize vibration.

    Orange County, CA

    #461094
    Doobie
    Moderator

    I use my jigsaw…JS572, in fact with the the blades Bosch sells and some water sprayed on the blade. Did a perfect job cutting lots and lots of curved pieces in my travertine. Might not be perfect for all jobs, but it worked perfectly. Otherwise, a large hole saw would do the trick.

    Travertine is pretty soft compared to a lot of other tiles/stones though.

    #461246

    I use my jigsaw…JS572, in fact with the the blades Bosch sells and some water sprayed on the blade. Did a perfect job cutting lots and lots of curved pieces in my travertine. Might not be perfect for all jobs, but it worked perfectly. Otherwise, a large hole saw would do the trick.

    Travertine is pretty soft compared to a lot of other tiles/stones though.

    Yep. But I have cut granite and good old ceramic too with this method. I think the wheels are the way to go for lots of cuts and learned some good tips on this thread.

    Orange County, CA

    #467190

    My Dewalt grinder the other day .

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    Always willing to learn .

    #473921

    I do the same thing to cut my holes.

    #486207
    TNTSERVICES
    Pro
    Naperville, Illinois

    I use my jigsaw…JS572, in fact with the the blades Bosch sells and some water sprayed on the blade. Did a perfect job cutting lots and lots of curved pieces in my travertine. Might not be perfect for all jobs, but it worked perfectly. Otherwise, a large hole saw would do the trick.

    May work for something soft like travertine, but I would never waste my time with a jigsaw. Grinder and be done.

    #486402

    What grinder setup you using @TNTSERVICES .

    Always willing to learn .

    #486575
    TNTSERVICES
    Pro
    Naperville, Illinois

    Bosch 4 1/2″ grinder with a Handi Disc from Bad Dog Tools.

    #486576

    Like the grinder idea, never used it for this. I will get a blade or 2 real soon

    #486602

    Like the grinder idea, never used it for this. I will get a blade or 2 real soon

    When do you need it for Ed,

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