How to install tile?

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Old 01-03-15, 05:18 PM
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Good point. I'll see if I can set the fence up more parallel.
 
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Old 01-03-15, 06:05 PM
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Re-read you original question - yes, stick to the tile blades, the others you referenced were for cutting brick and scoring concrete and such - much rougher work that does not need precision. The tile blades are for precise cutting and a smooth, refined, perfect result.
 
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I tried a rigid blade and all your suggestions and it cut even worse than the last blade which cut worse than the worn blade that came with the saw. I'll have to see if I can find an exact replacement online.
 
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It seems Skil does not sell a 7" continuous rim blade separate from their saw.
 
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Well I have no idea what to do for a blade. I tried a Bosch in the hopes it would be the same blade that I had. It's terrible. It wobbles and is way off center. Tried to move it on the arbor and it doesn't help at all.
 
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Old 01-06-15, 05:21 PM
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If the blade is not dead center on the arbor, it will act like what you describe.
 
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this blade is out more than I can move it in the arbor. I have less than 1/64 of movement.

I can take the original blade on and off and not have any issues. the quality of cut remains the same.
 
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Old 01-09-15, 05:21 PM
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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I've only done a couple test cuts, but I think I finally found a blade that makes a decent cut.
 
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Finally got myself grouted.

https://flic.kr/p/qDLqK7
 
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Old 01-25-15, 04:35 PM
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From the fish eye views provided, I think that you did an A+ job and should be really proud of your accomplishment. And also, thank you for letting me walk you down the road to your finished product. It was a pleasure and very gratifying with the pictures of the end result.
 
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Thanks for the help. Certainly a learning experience. It's not the most perfect job, but I think it's really good for a first time with tile.
 
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How do I know if I have enough sealer on the tile? I applied as instructed, and kept it wet the whole time.
 
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Old 02-02-15, 05:53 AM
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The grout will not absorb any more sealer when you have completed. In other words, you can not apply too much sealer.
 
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It's not just for my grout but for my marble as well. Is water supposed to bead up when it is properly sealed?
 
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That is the way it has always been explained to me, that water will bead. But mostly related to granite, I have not installed marble other than thresholds. With granite, they also say when it stops beading, it is time to reseal.
 
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