cutting 24x24 granite tiles ?

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Old 04-27-08, 09:26 PM
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cutting 24x24 granite tiles ?

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the wife and i want granite counter tops. we like the 24x24 tiles. i can't find a way to cut these. the guy at the store said to use a 10" tile saw. i went to home depot and the 10" saw they had would not fit that size tile. perhaps i need to go to a better rental place. is there any other options ? this will just be for a few straight cuts where the tile would be too long . thanx

btw, i did search here.
 
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Hello!

It's not really the size of the wet saw blade, but the size and setup of the sliding tray and the arm that holds the motor.

Most likely you will have to cut half of it with one pass, turn the tile around, and cut the second half.

If you can get your hands on a bridge saw...that would help alot.
 
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Old 04-30-08, 07:55 PM
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ok, thanx. so, would a 7" blade work ok ?
 
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yes it should cut all of the way thru with out a problem just don't try to hurry to much.
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thanx. no, i won't be in a hurry.
 
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Old 05-03-08, 08:17 AM
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btw. i have seen saws rated for marble and brick. will this be ok for granite ? how much, if any, is granite harder than marble ?

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