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Unread 03-18-2010, 10:20 PM   #1
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Cutting stone tiles with an angle grinder

Is it possible to get reasonably straight cuts in 4x4 stone tile with an angle grinder?
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Unread 03-18-2010, 10:24 PM   #2
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if the cuts are going to be exposed I would use wet saw, if hidden(under base board or corner of a shower) it's ok to use a grinder.
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Unread 03-19-2010, 12:03 AM   #3
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The angle grinder will cut it. Is your cut going to be straight enough, clean enough, polished enough, etc..? Only you can answer that once you cut one.
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Unread 03-19-2010, 08:29 AM   #4
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+1 to what Brannigan said.

I've cut all types of stone tile with a handheld dry saw, you just have to be a bit more on your toes about it. With a smooth (non-segmented) blade you can generally get a clean cut, but it can depend on the particular stone your working with and how your holding your mouth open at the time.
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Unread 03-19-2010, 08:53 AM   #5
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You hold your mouth open when using a dry saw?
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Unread 03-19-2010, 09:00 AM   #6
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Yeah? I'm not supposed to? (turns to the side and coughs up loads of grey phlegm).

Hmmm....
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Unread 03-19-2010, 04:20 PM   #7
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Yes

As mentioned in the other response, it can be done and you should use a continuous rim and i use a sponge with a little water to keep the dust down. snap a line and go slow
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Unread 03-19-2010, 04:50 PM   #8
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Another option is to run a line of masking tape for your cut line.
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