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Old 03-11-2018, 11:19 AM   #1
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I am laying a house floor with 24x24 porcelain glossy tile (3/8" thick) on a diagonal. What would be the best way to cut this tile ?
I haven't seen a wet saw that can cut the 36" and am leary of the score and snap giving a smoothe edge

Any help would be appreciated

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Old 03-11-2018, 12:10 PM   #2
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In terms of saw, a bridge saw would do this. Cutting from two directions on a smaller saw could work, but cumbersome. Tile snapper would be an option, but I'd assume the snapped edges would be covered by baseboard and a good big snapper not inexpensive.

If I had to pick one only, the wet saw may prove to be the best all around.
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Old 03-11-2018, 06:50 PM   #3
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I would agree with Peter. There are some cuts that you just can't make with a snap cutter, such as corners. But you can make most any cut with a saw, albeit having to cut from both ends of the tile to the middle.

If you can find a rail saw for cheap, that would be the way to go. The big box stores don't carry them any more, but you might check the pawn shops if you have the time, or online.

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Old 03-11-2018, 10:13 PM   #4
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Just to confirm, Wayne: the cut edges are going to be covered by baseboards, right?

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Quality 24 Inch Porcelain Tile Cutters Under $300?

I'm thinking about purchasing a tile cutter that will handle 24 inch tile for a shower install. My wet saw will only handle rips up to 18 inches. I've ripped 24 inch tile with this saw but had to flip the tile around.
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