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Old 07-03-2018, 04:23 PM   #1
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Porcelain Blade


This site has been a wealth of knowledge for me for quite sometime, but I'm just getting around to posting for the first time.

I redid my kids bathtub shower with ceramic tile last spring. My 7" old Craftsman wet saw and manual scorer did the trick. But now I'm working on the master bath and I upgraded to a 10" saw with movable table. What a difference! This time I'm using 3/8" porcelain tile. I'm getting a bit of chipping with the Dewalt diamond blade I'm using. What does everyone recommend for blade thickness and brand that may minimize the chipping a bit.

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Old 07-03-2018, 04:28 PM   #2
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Make more cuts to break in the blade. Got an old brick laying around to score a few times?

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Old 07-03-2018, 04:34 PM   #3
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Like Paul said, blade needs broke in or dressed. Also, not every blade will produce great results on every tile. I carry 5 different porcelain blades to each job. A tub stone or diamond hand pad is also helpful to clean up any chipped edges.

Blade thickness isn't as important as quality. A thin blade with a reinforced core will usually give cleaner cuts but will cut slower. A turbo or mesh rim will cut faster but usually has more chipping.
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From what I remember, the blade that came with my DeWalt saw wasn't very good. I had to get a porcelain blade.

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Old 07-03-2018, 11:58 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum, Mike.

Can you clarify this...
Originally Posted by mdmoore76
...This time I'm using 3/8" porcelain tile.
Surely your blade isn’t 3/8” thick...

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