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Old 11-28-2016, 05:44 AM
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Default 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.
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Old 11-28-2016, 05:50 AM
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How about this in a dremel tool

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Dremel-7-...-545/100346850
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fein saw. just watched my tile guy do the same thing last week.
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Old 11-28-2016, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by mwgoldman View Post
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.
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Old 11-28-2016, 02:51 PM
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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.
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Old 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
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Old 11-28-2016, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Buoy Scout View Post
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.
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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.
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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
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fein saw. just watched my tile guy do the same thing last week.
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