How to Cut Tiles
A question we are asked a lot here at Ask Target Help desk is How to Cut Tiles walls and floors
Make a straight cut in a tile
The tile cutter is a great tool for making straight cuts across a whole tile. Measure and mark up the front of your tile use either a china pencil that will not leave a mark upon the tile or a pencil. Put the tile into the tile cutter and line the cutting mark up with the blade or marks on the cutter. Run the blade across the ceramic surface to score a line in the tile. The scored surface then requires a simple nudge from the tile cutter to split it neatly in two. Do this by pressing down on the handle.
Smaller cuts sometimes cannot be done by pushing down on the breaker on the cutting machine so if this is the case. Score the tile then rest the tile on your knee or a bench and with the tile nippers gently grip the cut and leaver downwards and this helps with smaller cuts to break them off for use
Cutting out a Hole in a Tile.
A tile-cutting blade on an angle grinder is a quickest way to take cut a tile or cut a hole out of a tile for a socket etc. Mark the tile with a china pencil were cutting is required. Then clamp your tile securely onto a firm surface. Use your angle grinder in a downward motion to cut along the line , repeat this process on the remaining 3 sides. Remember to wear protective googles and gloves before starting to cut any tile. You can use an electric wet cutter, or a tile saw if you prefer. Once cut if you need to trim any more either use you electric cutter or a pair if tile nippers.
Cutting a socket out using a wet cutter
Cutting a socket out using a disc cutter
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