A wet tile saw is an important building tool if you are applying tile to a large area. If you are tiling an entire room, it is possible that an entire row of tiles will need to be cut. In these cases, using a manual tile cutter would be tedious, so it is best to use a wet tile saw. A wet tile saw works by spraying a jet of water on the diamond-tipped rotary blade, as well as the tile. This cools down and lubricates the tile, which prevents breaks.
Things You'll Need
- Permanent marker
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Add water if the water reservoir is low.
Mark the back of the tile you'll cut, using a permanent marker and rule. A permanent marker is important, since a wet tile saw uses a jet of water to lubricate the tile, and may erase a non-permanent mark.
Align the end of the mark with the carriage marker on the wet saw.
Turn the wet tile saw on. This will start the diamond-tipped rotary blade spinning, as well as a jet of water.
Push the tile slowly into the blade, following the permanent marker line.
Mark the line of the desired angle on the back of the tile with a permanent marker if you are making a corner cut. Cut into one end, turn the tile and cut into the other end, meeting in the middle. Snap the piece off and clean any rough edges with sandpaper.