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Tools for tapping and drilling tiling

To cut tiling, the handyman now has a professional machine of reduced dimensions. It allows cutting (with water) tiles up to 10 mm thick, bevel cuts for the ends, and has a lateral adjustment guide with the graduated edge and several safety guides for pushing tiles.

Necessary material

  • Adjustable glass cutter
  • Tiler's tile
  • Tile cutter
  • Parrot clip
  • Drill
  • Stretch wick, tungsten carbide
  • Electric tile saw
  • Tape

Steps

  1. Cut the tiles manually
  2. Cut to the tile
  3. Cut with electric saw
  4. Make a cut in the center of a cut tile
  5. Embed the switches
  6. Drilling the tiles

Cut the tiles manually

Cut the tiles manually

1. Cut a simple wall tile can be done with a good glass cutter glazier (preferably wheel). In support of a ruler, pass the wheel once on the cut line by applying regular pressure to the tile face.

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2. Place the pattern made with the cutter perfectly in the center of the V of the tile cutter and exert a good pressure on the branches. A centering defect can cause your tile to break differently.

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3. If you do not have a tile cutter, simply place a pencil at the edge of the tile to check the exact position, and apply pressure at the same time on each side. You will get a crisp and clean cut if your cutting line has been properly made.

Cut to the tile

Cut to the tile

1. With very hard tiles, you will make the cuts using a machine (manual) to cut the tile called "tile".

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2. Its technique is simple: you strip the tiles with a tungsten carbide wheel that you move on an axis. At the end of the race, simply raise the handle to break the tile along the cutting axis.

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3. Correct any small irregularities of cut with an abrasive griddle with corundum.

Cut with electric saw

Cut with electric saw

1. Fill the machine tray with water up to the internal mark indicated in the operating instructions. This height corresponds to the ideal wetting of the circular blade and requires to be often upgraded during the construction.

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2. After positioning the yellow strip according to the necessary measurements read on the graduated edge of the deck, exert a balanced pressure on the tile to be cut by pushing it with both hands. When cutting at the end of the width of a tile, use one of the appropriate pushing accessories to avoid presenting fingers too close to the circular blade.

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3. To make a 45° chamfered cut (right corner trim), simply raise a panel of the machine deck to present to the cut, the tile at the required angle. The same precautions remain de rigueur.

Make a cut in the center of a cut tile

Make a cut in the center of a cut tile

1. Join the two parts of the cut tile and draw the contours of the required cut precisely (according to precise measurements or following a template).

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2. On this medium-sized half-hole, use the nibbler (also called parrot clamp) to cut the tile according to the executed pattern. As the name suggests, the clamp removes a small portion of the tile each time.

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3. Deburr the tiling by simply lowering a corundum stone or tile file on the edge of the cut.

Embed the switches

Embed the switches

1. Mark on the tile the notch required for installation around the switch plate.

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2. After making the necessary cuts on the tile, peel off the wall plate from the tile thickness and slide it behind. Tighten the platen and replace the cover.

Cut out circles

Cut out circles

The cutouts to be made for the passage of pipes or switches are made using an extensible wick. Its tungsten carbide tip is attached to the drill, which rotates at a slow speed.

Drilling the tiles

Drill the tiles

1. Place a piece of tape on the area of ​​the hole where you will be punctuating the exact point. Thus the wick will not slip at the start of drilling and you will not have chips on the edge of the siding that you have pierced.

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2. Use a tungsten carbide tip bit; set the drill in slow speed to prevent the wick from skidding on start-up and then heating up.

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3. Once the hole is drilled, remove the adhesive. You will find that the hole is sharp and without splinters.

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