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Tile Saw Reviews - Why You Would Ever Need a Tile Saw, and Where to Find One That Does The Job For You

If you have ever tried your hand at various home renovation projects, you probably needed to use a whole host of different tools. The right tools for the right job are always important, as this will give you confidence that you can finish a job easily and safely. An example of one particular project is installing tile. You might have read some home improvement manuals and were left wondering what a wet tile saw was, or if it was needed for the job that you were going to do. And lastly, where were you going to get one if you needed it.

Here are some basic things to know that will allow you to make your tile saw renovating decisions: When installing tile (especially floor tile), you will often need to custom-cut some of the tiles to fit around unmoveable objects around the floor. You might need to fit tiles around such areas as toilets, sinks, cabinets, or doorways. Depending on the kind of tile you are using, as well as where you are trying to lay them, this could mean quite a bit of tile cutting.

There are various kinds of tile specialty tile cutting tools to use for different jobs. The purpose of these tile cutting tools is they cut the tile without chipping or shattering it. Depending on the amount of tile you you will need to remove for some pieces, you may be able to get away using nothing but a tile nipper. This is a small, pliars-like tool that can snip the corners and small pieces off of tiles. Tile nippers are not good for removing large pieces of tiles. Removing larger pieces of tile is difficult unless you use other specialty tools.

Many times, when all you need to cut is for a straight edge, you can score a line from a piece of tile, then break it off at the score line. However, if you need a curved edge of a tile to fit around a door or pipe, or if you are having to make any multi-directional cuts, just scoring and breaking off the tile in a straight line will not work. At this point you will need a wet tile saw. You can use this to make various kinds of cuts, with less of a chance of shattering any tiles.

A wet tile saw cuts brittle ceramic and porcelain tiles without them breaking. Although they do cut the tile with a blade, the blade they use has an abrasive coating, such as diamond dust, on it to actually grind off the pieces of tile. It grinds along the line that you mark for cutting, leaving less chance of shattering the tile.

They are called wet tile saws because they use water to cool the line while it is being cut. Because the saw is grinding a groove into the tile, there is quite a bit of friction on the blade, as well as the tile. Since friction generates heat, if the heat builds up it can cause the saw blade to jamb up and stop cutting. With wet tile saws, and depending on the brand of saw, you have a source of cool water that travels over the saw blade to keep the heat low while cutting the tiles. It can be a messy process, but it is an effective one.

If you will be cutting many tiles, it is a good idea to rent or buy a tile saw. This is because you do not want to be going back and forth to the tile store (some will cut the tiles for you once you have marked them). If you have a lot of tiles to cut, or you plan on doing several renovations, you can purchase a wet tile for a very reasonable price. Broken tiles can get expensive for a home project, and an inexperienced tile cutter may mess up quite a few, so renting a wet tile saw may be the better option. Equipment rental companies often supply wet tile saws rather inexpensively.

Once again, having right tool can make any home renovation job much easier to do, and do right. Once you have all of your tiles custom cut to fit, you can then go ahead with adhering them to the floor or wall, then grouting them. After that, you can sit back and enjoy your beautiful tiling job for many years to come.


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