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Unread 11-22-2020, 06:55 PM   #1
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Cutting 68" long porcelain tile

Im tiling 8 x 68 wood look tile on floors. Whats the best way to cut this sized tile?
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Unread 11-22-2020, 06:58 PM   #2
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Very carefully, ha.

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Unread 11-22-2020, 07:03 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum, Curtis.

Do you have any equipment already? Like a tile snapper? Or angle grinder with a diamond blade?

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Unread 11-22-2020, 09:08 PM   #4
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You need the XL sigma

But how many length rip cuts do you have? Are they covered by base or 1/4 round? I did a job last year with a 8x48 that only had 3 full length rips, I have a sigma that will rip 60 inches, I didn't feel like it was worth dragging out that beast for 3 cuts so I use the smaller sigma for the 8 inch side and then just used a angle grinder for the rips. It is definitely faster with the snapper but the time it would have took me to unstrap it from where it rides in the trailer and set it up was about the same but less work so I went with the grinder.

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Grinder with a very good diamond blade for the long and corner cuts. If you have a good snap cutter you can make the short cuts.

For the grinder blade, a thinner blade makes very accurate cuts, but it's also prone to warping if you don't keep a steady hand. I would recommend a continuous rim blade rather than a segmented one to avoid chipping.

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Unread 11-23-2020, 08:27 AM   #6
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a hand held tile saw (one of the mini circular saw kinds) with a straight edge would be perfect.
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Unread 11-23-2020, 09:44 AM   #7
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Either what Mike posted above or just go pick yourself up one of the "table saw" style tile saws that are available at the home improvement stores. May as well get an apron while you're at it.
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Unread 11-23-2020, 09:54 AM   #8
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tracksaw with a dry blade?

I've cut granite slabs cleanly with a tracksaw (Makita, Festool) using an Alpha dry-cut diamond blade ( you have to use a bushing to get the 20mm arbor size in some cases) , you can get the Makita 10' track for around $200, or off-brand Powertec rails for less online. I found a tracksaw as one of those things you can't believe you got along without previously.
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