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Unread 11-17-2004, 05:57 PM   #1
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cut outlet hole in tile

I just built a tile hearth for my wood stove. I am just stumped on how to put a outlet hole in one tile then i will be done. is it possible to put a hole in a tile. thank you...
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Unread 11-17-2004, 06:00 PM   #2
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it's totally possible. how big of a hole do you need?
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Unread 11-17-2004, 06:01 PM   #3
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Yes, is the outlet hole completely in the tile?

An angle grinder with a diamond blade blade will do it.
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Unread 11-17-2004, 07:11 PM   #4
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Sean, I’m ghosting here as RD’s graphical artist.

Using the grinder w/4” diamond blade per his recommendation above, cut into the tile as much as you can without overrunning onto the exposed surface of the tile. Do this on the backside as well. Those triangle pieces will snap right outta there.
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Unread 11-25-2006, 03:48 PM   #5
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What about a diamond jig saw blade or perhaps putting a diamond blade on a chop/ miter saw, would that work?
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Unread 11-25-2006, 07:23 PM   #6
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Hi Trish,

The smaller diameter grinder blade will do it better and easier.

I don't know of anyone makes diamond jig saw blades. I think they would overheat easily.
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Unread 11-25-2006, 10:45 PM   #7
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Might I also suggest...

Dremel works well for cut-outs.
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Unread 05-25-2007, 08:32 PM   #8
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I once used the coolest jig saw. It had a diamond blade, I guess, and used water...you could've cut a scroll with that saw. Really Nice. cut beautiful circles, any shape at all. I wish that I had one. Anyone know where to buy one?

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I once had a situation where I needed to cut a register hole in a 24"x24" porcelain tile and the tiles kept breaking, so, I marked my cut and glued the tile in place and then made the cut out using my right angle grinder with diamond wheel and a shop vac to catch the dust and debris. It worked perfectly.

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