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    confused Tiling.....

    Been doing the bathroom for the last few days, just got the last few to cut before I can start grouting. Typically, the few that I've left to last are going to be the awkward ones, the ones with funny shaped cutouts.

    I haven't got an electric tile cutter, I've been making do with an old 'score & snap' one. In the garage, I've got a 5" angle grinder - would I be able to use this or will the tiles just shatter?

    I know I should use a tile saw but it looks like a lot of cutting and I'm lazy....

    TIA

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    Use a tile saw.

    It'll take a while, but if you don't, you'll always see where you rushed or (ahem) cut corners.

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    id personally use a tile saw paul as it will make a better job and will be much safer than a grinder,i think you can get tile cutting machines in likes of b@q for about £25

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    I used a grinder once to cut a tile. I used a metal cutting disc, and the disc lasted for...
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    ONE TILE before it was worn away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pogo View Post
    id personally use a tile saw paul as it will make a better job and will be much safer than a grinder,i think you can get tile cutting machines in likes of b@q for about £25
    They do Plasplugs ones which will do the job nicely and not be too harsh on the wallet. Had one for a while and it makes life much easier.

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    Get yourself a dremel type tool!!

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    And if you're free the week after next you can continue your good work down here in Berkshire in our bathroom...

    Don't worry, I'll make sure you get cups of tea!

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    And I'll shout what a good job you're doing!!

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    Stick a diamond disc/blade in your 5" grinder - you'll wonder how you tiled the rest of the bathroom without it! Just finished the bathroom myself and she already has the tiles for the kitchen sitting there!!

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    <<<<<< Hates tiling! Good luck mate

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