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05-26-2004, 03:05 PM
Hi, Everyone,

I thought a "Sharpie" Marker would be perfect to mark my porcelain tiles before cutting but the wet saw deletes 95% of the line!!

What could I use that would resist the wet saw? These are rough cuts to be covered up with trim so I don't care if some of the mark stays on the tile.

Thanks, Dave S.

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Steven Hauser
05-26-2004, 03:29 PM
I don't know.

We use a the following.

Fat pencils

Omnichrome grease pencils-yellow or red

Black Sharpies.

The line doesn't disappear unless we cut it off.


05-26-2004, 03:54 PM
Grease pencils - Line stays put BUT if the tile is wet before you draw the line they don't work so well.

Sharpies - Black works great. Can be rubbed off once wet though but should hold up long enough to make the cut. Can draw on a wet tile, barely.

Carpenter's pencil - draws a line whether the tile is wet or dry but tends to fade while making a cut on the wet saw. Still, it should last long enough to make the cut.

05-26-2004, 08:02 PM
Thanks, guys!!

I'll try a black Sharpie...I was using red.

Dave S

05-27-2004, 05:02 AM
We use a piece of coal,oh yeah (What's a wet saw?)