can Roto Zip cut tile

Old 07-13-03, 08:56 AM
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can Roto Zip cut tile

As the subject states is it possible to use a spin saw (Roto Zip type) to cut glazed ceramic tile the description say's that it can but thought I'd check with experienced poeple on this matter.

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Old 07-13-03, 09:42 AM
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I've successfully used a Rotozip with a carbide bit to cut wall tile (e.g., for openings for a shower head, tub faucet, valve, soap dish). The $10 bit breaks fairly easily if you push it too hard or allow it to overheat.

However the cutting is pretty slow and it's not easy to make a very straight cut. So I would only use it on curved cuts and holes that are not easy to do with a tile snapper or a wet saw.

I don't think I would even attempt it for floor tile.
Old 07-22-03, 03:59 PM
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rotozip and ceramict

I tried using a roto zip with 4 inch tiles, what a mess. I bought a tile cutter to use. The one where you score it and then snap it. Made life alot easier

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