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Tiling Tip #4 - Vise-Grip Can Help You Cut Tiles

It can be a real chore to cut small pieces off a tile without a wet cutter. But I found a neat trick with a straight-line tile cutter and a vise-grip. For example, if you want to cut off a corner on your tile, carefully score it with the straight-line tile cutter. Because the corner is too small to snap with the tile cutter, c-clamp the tile onto a table or something stable. Then secure the vise-grip onto the corner. In one swift motion snap the corner off with the vise-grip (see photo below). Remember to wear eye-protection to prevent flying fragments from hitting your eyes.

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Chieh Cheng
Mon, 16 Mar 2009 06:55:24 +0000

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Title: Tiling Tip #3 - Cutting Tiles on the Cheap
Weblog: GearHack
Excerpt: The thoughts of cutting ceramic tiles had given me a headache these past few days. I just needed two little notches cut in two different tiles. I took two of them back to Lowes to have them cut the notches for me. While doing so, the Lowes employees chipped the tile in undesirable locations. Now I'm . . .
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