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Avaire Archive 06-24-2009 02:41 PM

cutting tile
Author: Kelly
Date: 5/4/2009 9:05 am EDT
can you cut the tile without a wet saw?

Avaire Archive 06-24-2009 02:42 PM

Author: chris
Date: 5/4/2009 3:31 pm EDT

I mostly cut Avaire tile without a wetsaw, What you do is use a standard tile cutter, and when the tile is scored and broke you gently fold the tile back and score the tray with a utility knife and fold it some more and then it should snap. It might take a little practice but when you get the hang of it it's much quicker.I'm sure they have something on their website. Hope this helps. Thanks

Avaire Archive 06-24-2009 02:42 PM

Author: Angie
Date: 5/5/2009 6:09 am EDT
I bought a cheap 4" wet saw at Lowes because I only had about 30 sq ft to do. I'm taking that saw back today because it wouldn't cut thru the plastic. I don't know if it was the blade or what. I then went and got a 7" portable wet saw and got spare, higher quality blade.
The 7" is working just fine with the blade it came with so I'll take the spare blade back.

Avaire Archive 06-24-2009 02:43 PM

Author: Jonathan
Date: 5/5/2009 6:21 am EDT
This is the second time I've heard of a blade that couldn't cut the tile. We had another example where the saw came with several blades - one couldn't cut the tile at all, but the others were fine.

With a blade designed to cut porcelain tile, we've never had a problem.

Avaire Archive 06-24-2009 02:43 PM

Author: chris
Date: 5/5/2009 8:12 am EDT
Jonathan is correct! The blade makes the difference.

If you have a good quality blade designed to cut porcelain tile you will be able to cut hundreds of Avaire tiles without any problems.
Invest in a good blade,around $100.00, if youre going to purchace a saw. if youre only going to do one or two installs it might make more sense to rent one from your local home center or rental store.

Avaire Archive 06-24-2009 02:43 PM

Author: Angie
Date: 5/6/2009 10:19 am EDT
It seemed like it was the plastic tray the blade was having trouble with, which is kind if wierd to me. In any case, we went and picked up a 7" portable wet saw at Menards and it worked just fine.
I'll post before and afters, maybe tomorrow.

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