How to Cut Tile With a Wet Saw
Get clean, straight cuts every time by following a few simple rules.
Wet saws are the professional choice for cutting tile and is an essential tool if you have a substantial amount of tile to cut. Wet saws cut tile more accurately and much quicker than the alternative score and snap method. Renting a wet saw is easy to do at your local big-box store. All saws are slightly different, but they all work the same way. A toothless, water-cooled diamond blade cuts the tile as it’s fed into the blade.
To make a straight cut, place the tile tight to the rear fence and slide the table forward to align the cut mark with the path of the blade. Then slide the table back and turn on the saw. Guide the tile into the saw using, slow even pressure with both hands. If you hear the motor bogging down, you’re pushing too fast, so slow down and let the blade do the work. Once the cut is complete, retract the sliding table and direct excess water off the tile and back into the water reservoir. Cut properly with a quality blade, the cuts will yield a smooth, burn-free cut that doesn’t have excessive flaking.