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Double tyme 11-28-2016 05:44 AM

Plunge cutting travertine tile (in place), what tool/blade?
 
I need to cut uot 5" of travertine tile in a cased opening to get an oak threshold installed. The bulk of the run I'll use a diamond blade in a grinder. What shuold I use in the corners though?

I assume they make carbide fein saw blades but are they worth a crap?

I could pop the casing and over cut it then tack casing back and caulk it in, that may be best option.

I've done my share of tile work but never found myself in this position.

Mine Now 11-28-2016 05:50 AM

How about this in a dremel tool

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Dremel-7-...-545/100346850

mwgoldman 11-28-2016 05:59 AM

fein saw. just watched my tile guy do the same thing last week.

Double tyme 11-28-2016 12:18 PM


Originally Posted by mwgoldman (Post 9714818)
fein saw. just watched my tile guy do the same thing last week.

With a gritty carbide blade?

Ive got a little Drexel and I've seen that blade, I just don't think Drexel will have the nut for it.

twollman 11-28-2016 02:51 PM


Originally Posted by Double tyme (Post 9715926)
With a gritty carbide blade?

Ive got a little Drexel and I've seen that blade, I just don't think Drexel will have the nut for it.

That blade should work.

Buoy Scout 11-28-2016 05:21 PM

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Carbide grit blade in any oscillating blade tool--dremel, rockwell, Fein, etc. Travertine is pretty soft and easy to cut this way.

this blade will work

Double tyme 11-28-2016 07:06 PM


Originally Posted by Buoy Scout (Post 9716889)
Carbide grit blade in any oscillating blade tool--dremel, rockwell, Fein, etc. Travertine is pretty soft and easy to cut this way.

this blade will work

Thanks. I may have one of those actually. It is soft in the world of stone for sure.

bjm9818 11-28-2016 08:26 PM


Originally Posted by Double tyme (Post 9717190)
Thanks. I may have one of those actually. It is soft in the world of stone for sure.

Those blades aren't cheap but work awesome. My local HD had that genuine Fein blade marked down to $7 on the discount rack one day. I bought all 25 of them.

ozzyaa 11-29-2016 03:38 AM

I have a small wet saw that is a third the size of a circular saw and cut from the back side, the other saws chips a little as they cut

Just1more 11-29-2016 03:42 AM


Originally Posted by mwgoldman (Post 9714818)
fein saw. just watched my tile guy do the same thing last week.

Winner!! :grin:


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