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Old 10-31-02, 10:09 AM
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I am getting a new stovetop and need to know how to cut the tile countertop to accomodate the slightly larger unit, or maybe what is the best tool for making the existing hole larger. I do a lot of home improvment projects, but have never had to cut through an existing ceramic tile countertop.
 
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Old 11-01-02, 04:32 AM
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Wayne1,

Oh Boy!
Ceramic tiles are usually cut individually with a tile saw. You can't do it that way now. You may have to draw a line for the new cut and cut each tile, one at a time, with a dremel-type tool.
Maybe someone else has a better suggestion??

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Old 11-01-02, 09:55 AM
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Wayne1 :

Got some advice from a coffee partner.
He says that there are hand held wet saws available that can do this. He resized an opening by carefully removing some tiles, cutting them and then reinstalling them. The problem with this is that the tiles are subject to breakage and you had better have spares on hand before you try this.
The best bet if it is a one time thing is to hire someone that has experience with this. It probably wouldn't cost too much.
 
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Old 11-05-02, 09:07 AM
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Wayne1 :

This tool might do it.

http://www.mytoolstore.com/mk/70.html
 
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