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01-23-2013, 07:36 PM
Looking for a good porcelain blade that doesn't flex. Had a salesman call me talking up a new porcelain blade (zenesis) and I thought I should get some installer opinions.

Any Ideas? what size do you prefer?

I've seen older posts about this but they're always coming out with better blades.

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01-23-2013, 08:24 PM
Creature of habit and I stick with the Raimondi razor

01-24-2013, 05:01 AM
Thanks Dane,

It appears you're the only one here that likes their porcelain blade.

Houston Remodeler
01-24-2013, 06:42 AM
I am a HUGE T3 Razor fan. :clap2:

Its all we use for rock hard porcelain and glass. We never use anything else.

floor man
01-24-2013, 06:58 AM
Razor T3 is probably the best.If you don't have one you can go to sears and buy blade stabilizers for your arbor.That will take some flex out of the blade.A 7 blade will flex less than a 10 inch blade.

01-24-2013, 07:07 AM
I may be a little biased, but I agree with the T3 boys!

Higher Standard Tile
01-24-2013, 09:55 AM

Houston Remodeler
01-24-2013, 10:24 AM
Don't we have this same discussion every few months? :stick:

01-24-2013, 12:16 PM
What the hell are you cutting that a t3 is flexing beyond an acceptable cut?

01-24-2013, 12:37 PM
Thanks everyone.

Razor T3 it is.

And as far as "don't we have this topic every couple months?". Couldn't we say that about most topics on this site?

I'm cutting 6*36 porcelain and I don't have a T3. That must be why it's flexing.

So nobody has tried this "Zenesis" blade?

01-24-2013, 12:56 PM
That's a long rip, t3 should be fine in that.

Houston Remodeler
01-24-2013, 01:16 PM
Couldn't we say that about most topics on this site?

Pretty much. :foilhat:

Midwest Trade Tool
01-24-2013, 03:25 PM
I also am biased but the T3 is one awesome blade. Don't forget the Rockin" Red Dressing Stone.

Higher Standard Tile
01-24-2013, 09:20 PM
Just checking, did anybody mention the T3 yet? :)

01-27-2013, 11:41 AM
I'll bite and play devil's advocate. Mr Dieter had a T3 on his saw. I got to cut with it and didn't like it. The thicker core in the center of the blade annoyed me, other than that is seemed decent at best. Chad had also mentioned a need to constantly dress the blade.I prefer Barranca's 10 inch J-slot. I haven't found anything better that fits my old habits on the saw,and rarely needs dressing.:gerg:


01-27-2013, 11:46 AM
I'm going against everything I believe in (which is to not go by what a salesman tells me).

I'm going to get try the T3 that another installer has AND also try out this Helix Zenisis blade.

Since nobody here has ever heard of it or used it, I'll post something on what I think of it.

Tiger Mountain Tile Inc
01-27-2013, 12:40 PM
Jack, what kind of saw do you run?

01-27-2013, 02:43 PM
Jim I have a Target G2

01-28-2013, 08:34 PM
When I cut all those diamond for our floor, I used several Pearl Abrasive blades.
Making 24" rip cuts others would deflect. Altimately we ended up making our 24" rip cuts on a rubi tr60, and finishing the diamonds with the wet saw.