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chris duff
01-17-2008, 07:44 AM
After getting bids for 52 feet of bullnosing porcelin tile I shopped on line for my own profile wheel. There seems to be a big price difference between the Felkner and MK brands. I don't want to be penny wise and pound foolish but I don't want to waste money either. Many thanks, Chris

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ceramictec
01-17-2008, 08:08 AM
I have always had good luck with the DRP Inc. - Diamond Profile Wheels (http://www.tiletool.net/Diamond_Products.asp)

chris duff
01-17-2008, 09:36 AM
right on Brian. Thanks, Chris

Mike2
01-17-2008, 09:39 AM
What brand/model of saw will you be using it on, Chris? Also, what's your plan to polish the edges once the profile is cut?

Welcome to the Forum by the way. :)

Brian in San Diego
01-17-2008, 09:41 AM
Chris,

Just to make sure, I want to point out that using a profile wheel by itself is not sufficient to bullnose tile to a finished product. There are additional polishing and buffing steps required (either with dry or wet diamond polishing pads). You may already know this but just wanted to make sure so you don't buy a profile wheel only to find you have to buy more equipment and supplies to get the finished product you are looking for.

Brian

chris duff
01-18-2008, 08:56 AM
Hi Mike and Brian-
As you can see I am new to the forum and am very grateful for everyone's help and positive attitude. This is the kind of world we need!! I'm not sure how to reply to each of your threads independently so I apologize for a group reply. Back to tile... I have a MK saw Mike and though I've set a fair bit of tile- I'm still on the learning curve for sure. Brian.. I realize that cutting the profile is just the first step in the process and that I'll need to buy some polishing wheels as well. Any suggestions along that line? Thanks so much. Chris

Brian in San Diego
01-18-2008, 09:14 AM
Chris,

It depends on how much you want to spend, how many times you'll use the "system" etc. I use this eBay seller (http://stores.ebay.com/THK-Diamond-Tools) for all my diamond products. Good prices and service. Most of their hole saws aren't a production type but work well for the DIYer. I recently got a set of dry diamond pads from them and I like them. If you don't want to invest in a variable speed 4 1/2" grinder then you could go the Harbor Freight route and get a regular grinder and a router speed control. The whole sheebang should be less than $125.

Brian

ceramictec
01-18-2008, 09:40 AM
what Brian in SD said,
or you could try Alpha Tools (http://www.alpha-tools.com/Section.aspx?ID=60) for one if there pad systems.

BFowles
01-18-2008, 11:32 AM
Chris,

You may also want to consider using a profiler on your grinder/polisher instead of a profile wheel on your tile saw. Just another option to consider.

Brian