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Unread 10-28-2020, 04:34 AM   #1
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10” Diamond Blade for Glass Mosaics

What’s the go to blade for cutting glass mosaics?

I have a Ridgid 10” wet saw.

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Unread 10-28-2020, 10:45 PM   #2
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Mosaics might wanna fall off the sheet if they get wet. Snapping them might be much more desirable. Can you snap them instead?
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Unread 10-28-2020, 11:44 PM   #3
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I've used the 7" blade that HD sells and it works good. I dress it with a cinder block every now and then. I've heard good things about the Montolit blade which comes in a 10". I cut them one at a time from the bottom of the blade and bring them straight up.
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Unread 10-30-2020, 04:23 PM   #4
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Each glass mosaic behaves differently when you cut it but most of the time the surface is chipped. The easiest way to make the project nice with non-chipped tiles is to put an uncut sheet of mosaic on the wall and then use a small table wet saw to cut the tile while holding between two fingers on each side, cut it halfway on the backside and then simply snap the rest of it with your fingers. It looks like a lot of work to cut each tile separately but overall the project is simple, fun and easy and the look is professional.
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Unread 10-30-2020, 04:47 PM   #5
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What jerry posted is correct,and works with lots of types of manufactured class. I stumbled upon this fact,unintentionally. Years ago, I was doing a job at a dairy green,all speced out for glass. When cutting the “‘brittle layered” glass,as I normally would cut tile,resting on the table,it would chip/shale.

When I was making some L cuts,holding it at a 90 degree angle to the blade,it made perfect cuts,no chipping etc.

Once I discovered this,anytime I’ve ran into certain types of glass that chip easily,I would feed the cuts in at a 90 degree angle.

P.S I’m officially retired from setting tile. Do it once in a harvest moon,presently.
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I've used the Alpha Vetro blade and it works well and is (was?) under $100.

My new favorite place to buy blades is rockstardiamond.com. I've bought their glass blade but haven't used it yet.

Also, I've heard wonderful things about the Montolit glass blade but it's pricey.
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