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Unread 04-26-2016, 03:11 PM   #1
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4" blade recommendations?

Hi All,

I have a Felker 4" wet or dry circular saw, which I've used for a few cuts to already-installed tile floors for inlay installations, adding border tiles and such. I use it wet... my son follows the blade with the wet vac... it's still a bit messy, but it works.

Now, I'm starting a project where I will be using 32 x 32 porcelain tiles to face a brick fireplace. My regular wet saw can't handle a tile that large, and since I'm not a pro, I want to try to get by with the little Felker and an edge guide clamped to the tile. The tile is pretty thick - 7/16.

Any recommendations for a 4" blade?

Thanks!

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Unread 04-26-2016, 03:17 PM   #2
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A turbo type blade will cut faster but might be more prone to chipping. Always have both so I can try and see what happens but you probably just want to get one blade.
I have had pretty good luck with any of the continuous rim blades that I have used. Just get a good brand, not a cheap harbor freight blade. The rigid blade at home depot has worked fine for me.
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Unread 04-26-2016, 05:22 PM   #3
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Hi Bryan,

Thanks for the reply. I'll pick up an HD blade and try it on a sample. Fortunately, the fireplace is a small project with not too many cuts.

Thanks again,

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Unread 04-26-2016, 06:28 PM   #4
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Alpha Katana great blade
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Unread 04-26-2016, 06:57 PM   #5
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Thanks Karl - - I'll check with the local distributors for the Alpha Katana as well.

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