Floor tile spacers
#18
  Re: Floor tile spacers by Cooler (I am laying new mosa...)
By far the two handiest cutting tools I have for tile it an angle grinder with a diamond blade and a snap gutter

 I have this snap cutter and it works great.

An I use a cheap black and decker ($21.00) angle grinder with a 4-1/2" continuous diamond cutter like this one. 99% of the time I use it dry. Makes for fast work.

All my round cuts, toilet cutouts, shower fixtures and floor registers are cut with it. even some long guts on niches when the wet saw isn't cooperating.
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#19
  Re: RE: Floor tile spacers by Snipe Hunter (By far the two handi...)
(05-17-2018, 02:57 PM)Snipe Hunter Wrote: By far the two handiest cutting tools I have for tile it an angle grinder with a diamond blade and a snap gutter

 I have this snap cutter and it works great.

An I use a cheap black and decker ($21.00) angle grinder with a 4-1/2" continuous diamond cutter like this one. 99% of the time I use it dry. Makes for fast work.

All my round cuts, toilet cutouts, shower fixtures and floor  registers are cut with it. even some long guts on niches when the wet saw isn't cooperating.

The premium nippers seem to do a really good job.  I do have a wet saw and I've used it to get a nice straight line, but for everything else the nipper is super easy and accurate (and no dust).
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#20
  Re: Floor tile spacers by Cooler (I am laying new mosa...)
Can those nippers cut a fairly accurate 5" diameter semicircle on the edge of a 3/8" thick porcelain tile? Redoing a bathroom, need to cut the hole for the shower valve. Grout line hits the valve at the centerline. Need to buy one tool or the other....
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#21
  Re: RE: Floor tile spacers by joe1086 (Can those nippers cu...)
(05-17-2018, 07:52 PM)joe1086 Wrote: Can those nippers cut a fairly accurate 5" diameter semicircle on the edge of a 3/8" thick porcelain tile? Redoing a bathroom, need to cut the hole for the shower valve. Grout line hits the valve at the centerline. Need to buy one tool or the other....
  From this video is seems that you can:



Or this:

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#22
  Re: Floor tile spacers by Cooler (I am laying new mosa...)
This is exactly how I do it

You can cut about a 4" circle if you're careful. I've done 2 bathrooms and a laundry room with one blade and a $20 B&D angle grinder. Bought a new one for bathroom number 3. Do it outside, creates a lot of dust.



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Experience comes from poor judgement.

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#23
  Re: Floor tile spacers by Cooler (I am laying new mosa...)
Neil - that's what I needed to see. Thanks.
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  Re: RE: Floor tile spacers by joe1086 (Neil - that's what I...)
(05-21-2018, 10:48 AM)joe1086 Wrote: Neil - that's what I needed to see. Thanks.

I've watched a lot of his videos. Learned a lot from him. There's another Russian dude on YouTube who is real good also. You can kind of tell by the viewers comments who knows what they're doing.
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