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Hi here is something I posted on You Tube some time ago and would like to share it with you ... now i have discovered this web site.

While tiling a 50msq (538sq ft) floor area, i had to cut the 450mm x 450mm (17.7" x 17.7") ceramic tiles around the spiral stair case & hand rail, which involved a lot of large curved cuts. So I put this video together to show how to cut a porcelain ceramic floor tile with a 100mm (4") diamond blade fitted to an angle grinder.

Unfortunately i did not take many close up photos at the time, but i have attached what i did have and extracted some snap shots from the video to create this slide show

I think it's self explanatory but please feel free to ask any questions ... Thanks Tony i

Long Audio Version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XF00fAoK4m0
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Shorter Commented Slide show Version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x26PrtgpZN8
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Thanks!&nbsp; I'll be doing something like this soon (tiling around a toilet) and was wondering how to do the curved cuts.<br />
Yes! Good luck ... the only thing i would say is the toilet may have some very tight turn / curves which even a 100mm blade may not be able to do. <br /> <br /> So i would make a series of 15mm apart straight cuts up to about 5mm before the curve cut line, <br /> then break off all the strips carefully, <br /> then gently grind away the rough 5mm distance to the curve cut line to a neat finish<br />
Good idea!&nbsp; I'll be sure to try that if, as you warned, the curves are too tight.<br />
Nice! I love your style of control: with the whole body especially the legs, makes perfect sense.&nbsp; I wonder if you might consider clamping or weighing the tile down some how? <br />
yes, good idea of, course you could do that, just be careful not to over tighten the clamp you may end up cracking the tile. These 450 x 450 Porcelain Floor Tiles were pretty tough &amp; heavy, but if i were to cut a smaller tile i would defiantly secure it down.<br />

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