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Unread 05-05-2021, 02:28 PM   #16
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Can you turn around large tile to finish wet saw cut?

For rental purposes, I can only locate a Imer Combicut 250VA Tile Wet Tile Saw to work on my 24" x 48" large format tiles. I need to make a rip about 42" long and this saw will only cut up to 28". (See: https://www.amazon.com/Imer-Combicut.../dp/B000NBBG2C)

Question: Can I cut to the 28" max, stop the saw, turn the tile around and then cut from the other end to meet in the middle and complete the rip? I think this ripped edge - if not perfect - can be hidden by some other trim work.

I'm not an experienced installer so I'm doubtful I can work a manual scoring/snap tile cutter - not sure if I can get a large format manual cutter anyway.

Any feedback regarding the feasibility of my workaround is appreciated.

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Unread 05-05-2021, 03:13 PM   #17
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If you have a GOOD blade, you can, often make the "half cut," then flip the tile over on the back to make the finishing cut....all this with a fence, of course...
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Laz can explain but I think you could just trade ends (turn the tile around, not over) to finish the cut. Maybe I'm missing something.
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Unread 05-05-2021, 05:06 PM   #19
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Sure...you can trade ends....but the alignment has to be perty near perfect...
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Unread 05-05-2021, 08:31 PM   #20
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I agree, it needs to be real close. Hopefully the trim will hide any imperfections.
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