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Old 06-20-2019, 06:18 PM   #1
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Default Cutting Ceramic Tile

I need to cut 1 piece of ceramic tile, it's just a straight cut !

Rather than spend $10-15 for a special cutting tool at Lowes or H.D.,
are there are other ways to cut ?

I heard you can cut ceramic tile with a 'carbide-tipped pencil', but how easy and effective ?
Also, where would I find a 'carbon tip pencil' ?

Any other recommendations appreciated !
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Old 06-20-2019, 06:56 PM   #2
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You could purchase a tile cutter table saw at Lowe’s cut the tile then return it. Or rent one


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Old 06-20-2019, 07:03 PM   #3
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Cool Easy-Peasy...

Cutting ceramic tile in a 59-second video using one simple hand tool:

https://www.todayshomeowner.com/vide...-glass-cutter/

...and a metal coat hanger...
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Years ago I just took the one tile piece I needed cut back to the big-box store I bought it from, and the guy in the Flooring department cut it for me.
I know they still offer cutting services on lumber, though they've both stopped doing that for pressure treated items. Not sure if they still have a tile saw in the flooring department.
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Old 06-21-2019, 09:19 AM   #5
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right angle grinder with a masonry blade. It's a tool you should have any way and they can be had for $10 at harbor freight with a couple
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I have a tile saw in my garage but I' not up this weekend. If you can wait another week I would be glad to cut it for you. I'm in Meredith, PM me if you don't get it cut.

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Years ago I just took the one tile piece I needed cut back to the big-box store I bought it from, and the guy in the Flooring department cut it for me.

I know they still offer cutting services on lumber, though they've both stopped doing that for pressure treated items. Not sure if they still have a tile saw in the flooring department.
Great idea!


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I have two ways to cut the tile.

One is a score and break tool.

The other is a small wet saw.

PM me if you wish to borrow either.

I'm in Laconia.
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I know they still offer cutting services on lumber, though they've both stopped doing that for pressure treated items.
Lowe's in Gilford cut pressure treated for me on Thursday. I have never had them refuse to cut lumber. Maybe I just got a rogue employee?
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Lowe's in Gilford cut pressure treated for me on Thursday. I have never had them refuse to cut lumber. Maybe I just got a rogue employee?
I should clarify; neither the Lowes nor Home Depot near me (central Florida) will cut pressure treated wood. Both still offer lumber cutting service.
A quick online search indicates policies are inconsistent, perhaps state-to-state, on whether these stores will cut pressure treated for you.
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Just visited Lowes near me: the flooring department has a tile saw for in-store cutting service. Sign says employees can do straight cut, up to 20 inches long, on in-stock tile, for $0.25 a cut.
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Old 07-03-2019, 02:20 PM   #12
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That’s great but, at that price it would seem to be a $ loser. I wonder why they even charge?


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You could purchase a tile cutter table saw at Lowe’s cut the tile then return it.

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Its disturbing to see this suggestion. Is that what you would teach your children? Not very honest or honorable at all. Shame on you.
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Its disturbing to see this suggestion. Is that what you would teach your children? Not very honest or honorable at all. Shame on you.


Your reply indicates to me you are unfamiliar with the big box stores of today. Most, if not all of the tools you see on the center clearance tables are of what we speak of. It happens and is planned for in their sales projections


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Your reply indicates to me you are unfamiliar with the big box stores of today.

Please Don't do this at the big box stores, just go to the little places and screw those guys.................

Just because it can happen does not make it right.
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Just because it can happen does not make it right.



This is another symptom of the “it’s all about me” generation



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Your reply indicates to me you are unfamiliar with the big box stores of today. Most, if not all of the tools you see on the center clearance tables are of what we speak of. It happens and is planned for in their sales projections


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I'm totally familiar with what happens at the big box stores, this is just another step in the rapid decline of the values of society in the USA. This rarely happened 20 years ago and when it did, no one would publicly admit to it due to the shame that they would bring upon themselves. In current society it's sadly a badge of honor to screw someone and get away with it. Fortunately there are some people left who choose to do the right thing vs what is the best, easiest or most profitably just for themselves regardless of the expense to others.
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