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Unread 10-30-2020, 05:13 PM   #1
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Saw blade for the winter

Has anyone tried the IQ dry cut saw blade on a regular tile saw? It’s that time of year where wet saws will start to freeze up and I’m considering giving this a try. Any thoughts?
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Unread 11-01-2020, 11:06 PM   #2
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Interesting concept for the whole IQ System. I don’t have experience with this tool or how well their dry-cutting blade performs.

Have you used a bucket heater before to keep the tilesaw water from freezing? I’ve used one for years, but it’s no fun cutting in the cold.
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I do use a bucket heater or even just let the pump keep running. Can still get ice buildup. I’m just looking for options. I saw that the IQ blade comes with an adapter to use on a regular saw.
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An adapter? Does that mean they’ve got some proprietary mounting hole for the blade?
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Yes, they call it Q drive. It’s a 1” Q shaped hole. They do that so you can’t put a different blade on there saw. I did buy one today and am going to try it.
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Unread 11-02-2020, 09:04 PM   #6
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IQ dry cut saw

Hello, I’m looking for others using the IQ dry cut saw. I’ve been having issues cutting wall tile with mine, I’ve tried the 2 different blades but it still won’t cut most wall tile without heating up and breaking tile. I’ve tried dressing stones they don’t seem to help. Works great on all other types of tile I’ve tried, I’m just wondering if others are having the same issue? Thanks!
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How does the blade know it is a wall tile? Confused
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Shane, I've combined your thread with Matt's previous thread about that saw and blade to keep all the comments in one place.

John, Glazed Wall Tile is a specific category in the industry standard (A137.1) and the blade is certainly gonna know.
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It's a great idea but the blades are a problem. My brother owns one and several friends, they are constantly dressing the blades. You never get what you would consider a full life out of the blades. Whether or not the hassle is worth it I would say it depends how long the cold streaks are
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I won't do any wet saw work in winter, unless I have at least a garage to set up in. Then I heat it with a kerosene convection heater. I also heat up cans of soup on the heater.
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These days, I’m with you Greg. Except for the soup part.
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It's a cheap, hot lunch. I also heat up various cans with the bucket heater.
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Well, I bought the IQ blade. I only cut two different tile with it but so far I like it. I used it for some thick ceramic that wouldn’t snap well and it worked perfect. I also made some cuts on some porcelain. It cut pretty good on that too. But not as nice as my alpha wet blade. So I definitely think it’s a good option, but may depend on the tile.
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Some people love the IQ saw and others don't. The blades are proprietary so that's why they have their own mount.

I've heard it's not 100% dust free, doesn't work for glass, and is heavy.

But you can have it indoors, no big mess to clean up, and it's great for when dumping dirty water is an issue (which is a growing problem these days)
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