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Drummz
02-25-2008, 07:26 PM
I will soon be starting a kitchen backsplash using 4"x4", 3/8" thick PEI 5 Rating Porcelain Tiles and I know from reading around this message board the outlet cutouts are virtually impossible with this brand and composition of tile. A few people have suggested using a Water Jet to do the outlet cutouts which sounds like a very good idea.

My question is ... where do I find someone with a Water Jet that can cut a handful of these tiles for me as described? I have no idea where to even look.

Thanks in advance,
Chris :)

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ckl111
02-25-2008, 07:34 PM
the local phone book or online yellow pages would be a start.

stonemason777
02-25-2008, 07:41 PM
I'm right here in Dundee. E-mail me @ stonemason777@hotmail.com

ceramictec
02-25-2008, 07:46 PM
Sean,

you have a water jet cutting machine ?

Rd Tile
02-25-2008, 07:54 PM
And why can't these tile be cut on a wet saw or with an angle grinder? :scratch:

Drummz
02-25-2008, 07:55 PM
You are all the way in Michigan stonemason777 :shrug:

I'm thinking you can't simply look under 'Water Jet' in the yellow pages to find one ...lol, and I would assume not every installer or tile shop has a Water Jet.

So should I simply start calling installers and ask if they have one? What would you suggest is best?

stonemason777
02-25-2008, 07:56 PM
I made the offer....... Lets talk.

ckl111
02-25-2008, 08:02 PM
A waterjet is a big and EXPENSIVE piece of equipment, not something installers or regular tile shops buy. They are usually owned by specialized shops.

Try the yellow pages, you'd be surprised.

BTW: It's usually very expensive. I wouldn't use it for a simple outlet cutout.

ceramictec
02-25-2008, 08:08 PM
I'm still amazed that Sean has a 50k to 200k wetjet. :)

stonemason777
02-25-2008, 08:09 PM
I do alot of work in Columbus, Cinci. Could Quote before I travel and transport. Lead time = what is the application?

stonemason777
02-25-2008, 08:10 PM
Dreamer

ckl111
02-25-2008, 08:12 PM
I will soon be starting a kitchen backsplash using 4"x4", 3/8" thick PEI 5 Rating Porcelain Tiles and I know from reading around this message board the outlet cutouts are virtually impossible with this brand and composition of tile. A few people have suggested using a Water Jet to do the outlet cutouts which sounds like a very good idea. you gonna travel for that? :D

stonemason777
02-25-2008, 08:21 PM
Disn't really read post, cause I do million thangs at once - ya know but yeah, ship em! I'll do em. :idea:

Brian in San Diego
02-25-2008, 08:38 PM
Chris,

You can check out the OMAX (http://www.omax.com/index.php) website. They have some testimonials from some of their customers. I was interested in a water jet application and I called a guy that was listed on their website. You may need to call the company to see if they have any people using their product in your area.

Brian

mossypath
02-25-2008, 08:54 PM
If you are close to me in ohio I will help you make the cuts

temmara