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Unread 12-12-2005, 11:02 PM   #1
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Can you use a Radial Arm saw to cut tile

DIY'er here .

I have a 10" radial arm saw.

Is there a blade one can buy to cut porcelain tile w/o the use of water ? I realize it'll create a mountain of dust, but I have a big honkin' shop vac and only have about 2o tiles at most to cut.
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Unread 12-12-2005, 11:22 PM   #2
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Protect your tools and take the pre-marked tiles to Home DEspot or your local tile shop and pay the $.50 - $1.00 per cut to have them do it. The dust created by dry-cutting your tile will most likely ruin the motor and slidey-bitz of your radial arm saw.
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Unread 12-13-2005, 09:39 AM   #3
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Shaughnn,

Thanks. Good thought regarding the saw's slidey-bits. Actually the guy at Lowes is willing to make all the cuts I need for free.

Thanks for the reply.
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Unread 12-13-2005, 03:05 PM   #4
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Just buy the $88 wet saw at home depot. the 10" diamond blade for your radial arm saw will cost half that much probably.
For a couple small jobs it's all you need. Or rent the good wet saw
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Unread 12-14-2005, 02:33 AM   #5
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Free is cheaper than $88. I'd take em to Lowes.
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Unread 11-09-2011, 10:44 AM   #6
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radial saw

Good Question.If you were a child and the adults answered as evasively as the folks here . . .i would not believe them because you would know that they were leading you away from the truth.I personally believe you could use a wood radial saw to cut wet .GFI,protected.The others are afraid.With good reasons.I would shield the motor from the spray . . .Perhaps instead of a dust collection a fresh air duct to blow clean air through the motor instead of grinding dust.Craigslist has craftsman 10 inch radial saws for 100.00 more or less all the time . . .The tile saws i use are 1000.00 on more . . .Not a huge loss if it wears out sooner on tile than spruce Goose .there are a few people that claim to do that regularly in their garage.i have not done this but am willing to give it a go when i get the chance.Oh and thanks in advance for the positive reply's . . .i am sure there a lot of folks that are willing to chime in about what a good idea they think it would be . . .Keep your chin up bud . . .Sorry about the spelling errors ( if any) . . .i am not as learned as some . . .Have a great Day . . .
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Unread 11-09-2011, 11:03 AM   #7
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I wouldn't think of dumping water all over the wooden table on my radial arm saw. Like Shaughn said, tile dust all over the lubricated sliding bits.

Depending on where the tile is going and if the cut edges would be seen, a dry porcelain blade may not give you the results you want.

Buy a cheap angle grinder and a $40 tile blade. Most versatile tool IMO.
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Unread 11-09-2011, 11:15 AM   #8
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Stony Tile,

Please do two things if you are a pro: post some info to that effect in your profile; and stop by the Hangout and introduce yourself.

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Unread 11-09-2011, 11:52 AM   #9
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If you were a child and the adults answered as evasively as the folks here . . .i would not believe them
You won't make many friends here with an attitude like that. It's not that you have to believe anything you are told, but to think we are being evasive and less than truthful is a blatant insult to anyone who takes even a second of their spare time to help here. I think John over estimated you by even considering you as a pro that needs an introduction in the Hangout, judging by the contempt you place in your own tools.
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Why would you dig up a six year old thread, Stony? Do you think the person asking the question is still hanging around waiting for your words of wisdom? I think not.
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Unread 11-09-2011, 01:10 PM   #11
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Buy a cheap angle grinder and a $40 tile blade. Most versatile tool IMO.
I'll second that notion. I never owned an angle grinder til I tiled a bathroom at home. Have found several uses (both tiling and otherwise).

Of course the best answer is free... the only down side is if you don't measure and cut just right the 1st time... it's going to be a pain to have to hoof it back to Lowe's the recut.
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