Ceramic Tile Saws

 


Visitors: 176

Ceramic tiles are thick and brittle, so a special saw is needed for cutting them. Ordinary circular saws do not cut ceramic tiles properly. Wet tile saws are generally used to cut tiles made of ceramic. The advent of the wet tile saw brought a real change in the way ceramic tiles were cut. The advantages of a wet tile saw are that it doesn't overheat, uses a relatively dull blade with no serrations, and is portable. It can be transported to a job site and set up on top of an existing table or a sawhorse.

A wet tile saw operates by grinding a channel through the tile. Then a blunt, wide, non serrated blade that uses sharp sand crystals or diamond to cut is used instead of sharpened metal. The use of these saws leaves a clean, smooth edge. A tile setter can use such saws to trim tiles at the installation site to fit the edges of a room or to set the tiles in innovative patterns. Table-mounted, portable wet tile saws allow for ease of cutting and make for precision work. The saw combines a circular blade, similar to a wood table saw, with a water pump and hose that constantly drenches the cutting area with water. This reduces friction and cools the surface.

The quickest way to cut ceramic tiles is by using a hand tile cutter. The tile is placed on the padded bed against a frame provided for support. Then the saw handle is pressed down firmly and the titanium wheel is rolled along the tile. Now when the handle is firmly pressed again, the tile will break cleanly across the desired line. Tiles cut in this manner may not be cut very accurately.

Heavy duty ceramic tile saws are available for cutting extra hard and dense domestic tiles. These saws come equipped with large cutting wheels and specially-equipped handle carriages.

Ceramic Tile provides detailed information on Ceramic Tile, Ceramic Floor Tile, Ceramic Tile Design, Installing Ceramic Tile and more. Ceramic Tile is affiliated with Mosaic Arts .

(353)

Article Source:


 
Rate this Article: 
 
Ceramic Tile Underlayments - The Basics
Rated 4 / 5
based on 5 votes
ArticleSlash

Related Articles:

Can I Lay Ceramic Tile Over Existing Ceramic Tile?

by: David A Z (July 18, 2008) 
(Home Improvement/Flooring)

How to Install Ceramic Tile

by: Peter Gitundu (August 16, 2008) 
(Home Improvement/DIY)

How to Go About Installing Ceramic Tile

by: Peter Gitundu (August 16, 2008) 
(Home Improvement/DIY)

The Perfect Ceramic Tile: A Guide

by: Dylan Miles (December 02, 2005) 
(Home Improvement)

Great Tips on How to Ceramic Tile

by: Sandy Edwards (July 24, 2008) 
(Home Improvement/Flooring)

Installing Ceramic Tile FAQ

by: David A Z (July 26, 2008) 
(Home Improvement/Flooring)

Choosing Ceramic Tile Flooring

by: Peter I. Wilson (October 10, 2008) 
(Home Improvement/Flooring)

Cutting Ceramic Tile Things You Need to Know

by: Steve Ng (July 28, 2008) 
(Home Improvement/Flooring)

Ceramic Tile How To - Project Tips

by: Al Bullington (February 18, 2008) 
(Home Improvement/Remodeling)

Ceramic Tile Underlayments - The Basics

by: Carlo Morelli (November 25, 2005) 
(Home Improvement)