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Unread 03-29-2008, 03:48 AM   #16
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Take out the bowl

You guys made me see the light. I will definitely do it the way it should be done. Take out the bowl, tile and then reset the bowl.

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Unread 03-29-2008, 07:59 AM   #17
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For the benefit of others reading this thread, the Roto-Zip carbide bits are only for soft wall tile, they won't even put a dent in porcelain floor tile.

The Floor Tile XBIT XB-FT diamond bit will cut porcelain floor tile, but there is a specific technique required. It does not work like the standard roto zip bits. It is better suited for cuts that won't be seen.

Watch the video, here, under "Cutting Floor Tile", to see what I mean.
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Unread 03-29-2008, 01:00 PM   #18
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Video

Thank you for the information Greg. I already looked into that video but I'm sure alot of other people will be interested in that "How To" video.

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Unread 04-09-2008, 10:48 PM   #19
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Ring Saw

I use a 10" Revolution Ring Saw and it makes radius cuts look easy.
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Unread 04-10-2008, 09:32 PM   #20
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You can get diamond bit blades for a jigsaw. Here is a picture of me using one in my Bosch. I purchaced the blade in the tile section at Lowes, and it worked very well.

The cutting setup is this: Take a plastic cement mixing tray, and fill it about 3" deep with water. Now put a pair of scrap pieces of 2x4 in the water on edge and place the tile on top of them. If you need to start at the center of the tile, drill at least a 1/2" hole first with a good diamond hole bit.

MAKE SURE ALL CORDED TOOLS ARE PLUGGED INTO A GCFI OUTLET!!!

Work slow and carefully, take time to wipe away debries as cloudy water.
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Unread 04-11-2008, 04:48 PM   #21
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Hi Paul, How fast do those blades cut?
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Unread 04-11-2008, 08:40 PM   #22
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Much faster than the diamond hole saw I used to start the cut - that thing took forever.

It works about as fast as a fine blade hacksaw. I was always making steady forward progress, and I didn't have any of the aggressive blade cutting features of the jigsaw turned on.

The hole took maybe 2 minutes to cut with the saw.
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Still can't figure out why one would go that route. No offence. Nobody will say "what a nice crap hole you have" by making a perfect cut .

To be honest, if I actually was bored and found interest in doing so - I bet I could cut the prettiest crap hole you ever saw with a 4" angle grinder w/ diamond blade. You'd cut that hole out in a flash. Plus will outlast ANY other method by 10 fold.
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Unread 04-12-2008, 01:18 AM   #24
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.....Nobody will say "what a nice crap hole you have" by making a perfect cut

I agree, the cut around a toilet flange can be rough, and if you want to make it pretty you use grout or caulk to fill around.

This hole was for something else though, the shower handle. Below is a pic of that same piece up on the wall.
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