Asked on Mar 14, 2013

Best way to get nice even cuts on glass and stone tiles used on a backsplash?

Edith HDufner & Son's ContractingMichael Lottamoza


I am planning on doing my backsplash using square foot glass and stone tile sheets. The edges of course need to be cut down to fit around cabinets and whatnot. Other than a wet saw what is a good way to cut these small pieces?
5 answers
  • KMS Woodworks
    on Mar 14, 2013

    a wet saw is the best...depending on the size of your project you can buy or rent a machine. a basic 4" table top model runs about a $100, My big dewalt 10" was about $ vary by what you get and may start at 20 to 25 a day.

  • My Tile Gal
    on Mar 15, 2013

    Hi Michael, The only way is with a wet saw. The nice thing about stone and glass mosaics is that the edges can be polished so they are not sharp. Make sure that the blade on the wet saw is new, an older one or one that has even done only 1 job will tear up the glass tiles.

  • Michael Lottamoza
    on Mar 15, 2013

    Thank you all!

  • Dufner & Son's Contracting
    on Mar 15, 2013

    Dufner & Son's /Georgia only a wet saw. And for safety I'll cut thru the tile with cardboard so there no chance of getting glass to fly around.

  • Edith H
    on Mar 15, 2013

    I have a Taurus diamond band saw that I have only used to cut glass but the instructions say it will cut tile. Current cost of this machine is about $500.00. It is worth it to cut stained glass but I am sure you could rent a tile cutter at a place like Home depot for far less.

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