Grinding Ceramic Tile.....


Old 12-21-07, 10:57 PM
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Grinding Ceramic Tile.....

Hi - thank you in advance for any advice-much appreciated.

I am installing a new soap dish in an EXISTING ceramic tile bath - the new soap dish does not fit - barely....

Need to grind exiting ceramic tile or cut existing ceramic tile about 1/2 inch.

What is the best way....

Thanks again....

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Old 12-22-07, 05:19 AM
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If you have or can get ahold of an angle grinder or rotozip with a dry diamond blade, your task will take about 45 seconds with a steady hand.
Old 12-22-07, 08:14 AM
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Emphasis on the steady hand - I own both tools mentioned and don't think I could pull off a good looking job with either.
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Keep in mind that the typical soap dish overhangs the existing tile by up to 1/2 inch - making the precision cut not quite as daunting a task...
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I've made "steady hand" cuts in tile with a rotozip type tool(not exactly the tool for a non steady hand) as Tilebri suggested. I use a straight piece of tile as a guide.
Old 12-22-07, 11:02 PM
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Thank you!

Rotozip worked great - thanks again.


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