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Old 05-28-2011, 09:42 AM   #1
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Diamond bits for regrouting

About 18 months ago, I was hired a customer who fired her first three tile men and then asked me finish up her job. (I told her I would only do it Time and Materials) She did her own layout, can you tell?
She decided that the grout job the others did was unacceptable, so she started re-grouting their work( a wainscoat around a whole room for the tub) while I was finishing the shower room.
She told me that she found some really great and sturdy diamond bits available only on-line for her dremel. Any one know a source for some bits that last more than a few minutes doing butt-joint regrouts?
The ones I have bought before break when they hit the lugs on even ceramic tiles. I have both a Roto-zip and Dremel. JoeC
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Old 05-28-2011, 02:32 PM   #2
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Try these guys out. I bought a few bits to cut porcelain tile already installed for some HVAC ducts. Dry cut...they went through it like hard butter. Grout is going to be a field day for these bits.

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Old 05-29-2011, 11:30 PM   #3
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Keep in mind, diamond bits can grind tile as well as grout. If you are about to grind the grout out this bathroom with a high speed round diamond attachment having minor damage to some of tile is likely. In most cases, not a big deal but it sounds like this client is a ball breaker.
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Old 05-30-2011, 11:03 AM   #4
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Old 05-31-2011, 12:20 AM   #5
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Thanks for all three replies! This job pictured was finished in late '09. The customer wasthe one who told me to check on line for th bits. She followed me around all day talking, showing me things that she didn't like from the other 3 tile guys. It was OK, since I worked by the day, for good money but she drove me crazy after the first week. That's why I couldn't make myself call her and ask about the bits again! JoeC
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