Re: [MBZ] OT - Tile Work

2021-05-01 Thread Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes
Not too large. I did a whole basement floor with 12x24 slate tile using the small cheapo tile saw. No problem. Sent from my iPhone > On May 1, 2021, at 8:55 PM, Clay via Mercedes wrote: > > Those are really large. I am not sure they could be cut on a standard tile > saw. I had a devil of

Re: [MBZ] OT - Tile Work

2021-05-01 Thread Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes
Yup I did many a tile job with the cheap small tile saw. Practical and portable. Sent from my iPhone > On May 1, 2021, at 7:13 PM, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: > > We laid down some 18"x18" tiles once - and I had to cut some notches, etc. > I used a cheap tile saw - the mini table saw type with

Re: [MBZ] OT - Tile Work

2021-05-01 Thread Clay via Mercedes
Those are really large. I am not sure they could be cut on a standard tile saw. I had a devil of a time with 12x12 on my saw. If you rented a large commercial rig, maybe there would be enough space to hold them flat. Cutting into the ends, as you outlined, it an elegant solution. I am

Re: [MBZ] OT - Tile Work

2021-05-01 Thread G Mann via Mercedes
Add to the tool list: 4 " diamond blade for small angle grinder, a diamond hole saw [hollow drill, or straight drill {I prefer the hole saw] Lay out the tile and the cutout. Measure the drill set back at each corner so that when you drill a hole at each corner the outside radius of the drill

Re: [MBZ] OT - Tile Work

2021-05-01 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
We laid down some 18"x18" tiles once - and I had to cut some notches, etc. I used a cheap tile saw - the mini table saw type with the blade running in a tray of water. You just cut the sides, then a bunch of parallel cuts in the middle and knock out the tabs you just created. On Sat, May 1, 2021

Re: [MBZ] OT - Tile Work

2021-05-01 Thread Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes
Exactly, Diamond blade on angle grinder. Don’t use mastic on large tiles like that either. Use tile mortar. Sent from my iPhone > On May 1, 2021, at 5:13 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes > wrote: > > Get a 4” diamond blade for an angle grinder. You can do it wet with a spray > bottle to

Re: [MBZ] OT - Tile Work

2021-05-01 Thread Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes
Get a 4” diamond blade for an angle grinder. You can do it wet with a spray bottle to keep the dust down and the blade cool, or have someone hold a shop vac at the cut. --FT Sent from iPhone > On May 1, 2021, at 12:06 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes > wrote: > > Wondering if anyone here has

Re: [MBZ] OT - Tile Work

2021-05-01 Thread Allan Streib via Mercedes
I'm thinking you might be able to do it with one of those vibrating multi-tools (Fein, or other brand). Haven't tried it. Might need an assistant with a squeeze bottle of water to keep things cool. Allan Dan Penoff via Mercedes writes: > Wondering if anyone here has experience doing wall tile.

[MBZ] OT - Tile Work

2021-05-01 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Wondering if anyone here has experience doing wall tile. I ask because I’m looking at some tile for a backsplash that’s 12” x 18”. Yes, those are big pieces, but we really like the pattern as it’s a three dimensional “wavy” sort pattern. I’m wondering how (or if) I can cut the openings for