Angle grinders are mainly used to improve and decorate the home side to broad use. However, with the use of an angle grinder, it is possible to cut tile as well. With its high RPM rotating motor it can create the momentum to cut a tile for a definite shape and structure.
In most cases straight tile cut can be easy for everyone but round cut and border cut can be slightly hard for a beginner. But You don't need to be worried, I can show you how to cut tile with an angle grinder along with a round cut.
Is it compulsory to use any definite blade to cut a tile?
To work with an angle grinder you must need a grinding disc to properly cut and finish. But the blade shape can be variable for different jobs and you may have to choose a suitable disc for perfect work.
Before using an angle grinder, you must need a minimum idea about using any blade. For cutting tile you can use a plain or rough blade. Both can be useful to cut any ceramic tile to hard materials.
What is it similar to cutting with tile?
When you own a grinding machine with disc which is preferable to cut any tile, that disc can be used for cutting ceramic tile, Porcelain, Granite, and Slate. The rotating pressure is quite similar to cutting those elements like tile. Besides cutting tile you can complete the task with a grinding wheel.
Step to cut tile with an angle grinder?
Before starting grinding, collect the right grinding disc which is suitable to cut tile smoothly. Then check the grinder and connection, is it okay to start the job. If there is any grinding disc on the device, you need to change the disc and insert the new one.
You can choose a plain or rough grinding wheel. But a plain grinding wheel will be suitable for cutting tiles smoothly.
How To cut Tile ( Step)
Cutting a tile can be annoying for somebody especially those who are first-timers. To cut a tile properly, you need to follow some rules and mechanisms.
Making a straight line of up-front parts.
Whatever the blade is, you need to first straight line into the tile and make a straight cut with the angle grinder. You can do the straight line with the manual tile cutter but as you use an angle grinder, it is necessary to make a line and then start cutting into the same line.
For this job, the up-front part of the tile is used for proper cutting. You can sketch with markers and make a shaft into the tile.
Making a notch.
For proper cutting, use an angle grinder and make the notch up to the tile and prepare for the final cut. To maintain the flow, you must use a fine blade or disc to cut in the right way.
But it will be helpful if you clamp the tile and use the blade with making a straight line in front of the parts so it can be possible to complete the task securely.
Otherwise without clamping any tools with tile can be harmful or cause damaging the tile. So you must use a clamping material and use the definite line up to the tile.
[Noted: Use Face mask during work, Because the micro dust can cause harm to your lungs and effects on breathing problem]
Cutting Square shape in the border area
For making a square cut into the tile however the border area or internal area, it is important to catch up the line for cutting. Most of the angle grinder disc size is 4.½ inches.
So when you shaft on the tile surface, the variable minimum length can be annoying to you. To make a short square shape you need to put a small rotator but with an angle grinder, it is possible to cut along with the border side.
First, you need to mark-up the place where the front square shape starts. Then place the grinder from the border area to the inner sider and parallel make a small cut from the same distance.
After cutting parallelly then start doing a slant cut from the middle portion of the blade. This could be the top-notch dependable cut with an angle grinder.
Round cut hole with the angle grinder.
The round cut is slightly interesting cut weather using an angle grinder. You may cut several types of tile but onto them, the round cut is slightly complicated from one another.
Because the round cut which is used with an angle grinder needs professional cutting experience.
First, you have to place the angle grinder up to the rough side of the tile and make a markup where to cut or make a hole.
After finding and markup let's start the grinder and cut partially according to hole size and measurements. For this task, the right angle and pressure need to perform.
Customized cut according to shape and size.
When you construct a random size room, you may need custom size tile for proper placement. So you need to cut a definite shape and structure according to the room requirements.
Sometimes you need to cut on the tile corner, internal area, or border area. But most of the time in the bathroom and kitchen the round cut and hole are important. For this job, you have to use your brain to make suitable cuts.
What are the suitable tools to cut tile beside the angle grinder?
Manual Tile Cutter
Manual tile cutters can be the top choice who are working with tile construction. The tools are super easy to use and useful during the job. However, before cutting a tile you need to soak it for a moment into the water and then cut through a manual tile cutter.
One of the versatile uses of the Tile cutting job is the Manual tile cutter. With the use of a manual tile cutter, it is possible to cut any tile whatever the diameter and length. Within a moment, you can use your one hand Or both hands to complete the job correctly.
You can easily do about 20", 30", or even 60" length of tile with a manual cutter. But the size of the device varies according to price segments.
This tool is for those who are beginners with a tile cutting job and that means if you are new or haven’t any previous experience, you can easily use this tool.
Rotary tools are one of the important tools to cut a tile during the job. When you cut a little portion of the tile but can’t use a manual tile cutter or angle grinder, that time the rotary tools will complete the task.
When you work in bathrooms or kitchens, most of the time a little portion of the hole must need to be cut, otherwise, the full tile construction may look bad. For creating those whole things you need rotary tools.
By using a Nile nipper, it’s possible to cut a little portion of the tile. It looks to break the tile on the border area. The tools are needed in those cases when you have to cut tile but excess tile won’t need further work.
To sum up:
We showed you all the relative terms on how to cut porcelain with an angle grinder. We also showed how to cut tile with other tile cutter tools. If you are a true tile cutter you may have all the tools, but for those who hardly work with the angle grinder, the article will help him most.