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Last Updated: 28th May 2024

Can you use a jigsaw to cut porcelain tile?

Ceramic tiles can crack easily because they are fragile. To cut ceramic tiles, will require a power tool with a sharp blade. A jigsaw equipped with an abrasive carbide or diamond edge can safely and cleanly cut ceramic tile. It can also make notches and slanted cuts that are impossible to achieve by other power tools.



What do you use to cut porcelain tiles?

These tools can be used to cut porcelain tiles.

  1. Tile Nipper
  2. Angle grinder.
  3. Tile cutter.
  4. Wet Tile Saw.
  5. Wet Wheel (Diamond Blade).
  6. Drill Bit.

Another question is, can a carbide blade be used to cut porcelain tile? Notched cuts You can't make these types of cuts using a snap cutter, a carbide-tipped pencil or a carbide-tipped pencil. But, a wetsaw will allow you to do them quickly. You can cut any type of tile material with a Diamond Wet Saw Blade.

How do you cut tiles with a jigsaw, too?

How to use a Jigsaw for Cutting Ceramic Tile

  1. Attach a ceramic blade made of carbide-grit to the jigsaw, and secure it by tightening.
  2. You can mark a cut line at the top of your ceramic tile to help you guide the saw blade as you make your cut.
  3. Hold the tile upside down between two saw horses, or two blocks of wood. Then clamp it tightly.

Do you turn porcelain tiles upside down?

The tile's top should be facing up if the blade is lower. The tile should face down if the saw blade is on the platform that cuts tiles from the bottom.