Cutting 24x48 tiles

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Old 07-31-20, 07:14 PM
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Cutting 24x48 tiles

What is the best way to cut 24x48 size tiles?
They have a tile cutting tool for this size at rental places.
 
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Old 07-31-20, 07:20 PM
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That's a big floor tile.

I would certainly rent a "snap" type tile cutter.
I like using a wet saw but don't think they go that big.

A past thread on this subject.... flooring-indoor-tiling/558229-cutting-48-porcelain-tile-planks.
 
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I am putting them on the wall but still I need to find out how to cut,specially at 45.
 
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Old 07-31-20, 11:14 PM
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but don't think they go that big
Google bridge tile saws, your going to need huge saw for tile that big!!! I cant even imagine a rental place having someting that big, not a lot of demand!
 
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They sell a lots of at Floor&Decore here.Like you said they don't even know how to get it cut.It's more euro style.
 
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Old 08-01-20, 06:17 PM
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Harbor Freight has an inexpensive bridge saw that can handle what you want. I used on for years. It could handle the 24" cuts and probably the 45 degree cuts, but the 48" rips would have to be done by an angle grinder with a diamond blade.

Edit, those are huge tiles, what purpose would that dimension get you other than less pieces needed to be installed? You are going on a wall, so not much wear, but on a floor, would be a nightmare to install.
 
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I bought one from Hf years ago but I was wondering how cut 24x48 without spending 1200.00 on a saw.
Will dewalt 4-3/8 in wet & dry hand-held tile cutter or makita?
 
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The largest tiles I have installed were 16" square, I could never imagine trying to cut tiles by hand, it would look like crap!
 
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You would need to build a table around the saw to support the tile. If using a handsaw wet, you would need a saw guide if you had any hope of it being a straight cut. Even then I doubt you could keep the saw perfectly against the fence unless you could clamp a fence on each side.
 
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I have cut up to 18'' with my hf saw and T-stones for floors(saw was rented).That is why I am asking here before I crap everything(lol.as usual I do)But if I only need them cut from 24'' side I can do that with my saw,right?
Or I can rent one that will cut.
 
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XSleeper,I thought about building a board around the saw but by the time I figure how to use it,imagine how many tiles I will mess up.I will be broke.
 
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