Anyone Try Cutting Tile Using Circular Saw?

I have about two dozen tiles to cut and I really don't want to rent or buy a tile cutting machine for a few days. Anyone try cutting tiles with circular saw with diamond tips blade?
Any advice and suggestion greatly appreciated.
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Rent a tile saw.
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you can use an abrasive blade, but it throws an immense amount of dust, chips the edge of the tile, and the dust can destroy your saw & lungs. a dry diamond blade will work the same as an abrasive blade. a wet diamond blade will be destroyed using it dry.
save all your cuts for a single day, or mark them up and take it to a tile store/home depot and they'll cut it for you. you can also buy a really cheap wet tile saw at home depot for less than a 2 day rental cost.
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It can be done. Harbor Freight has dry diamond blades. Renting a wet saw and buying a diamond blade may be about the same cost when your done.
I would not use a fiber blade for this application.
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Jack CC wrote:

The blades don't have tips. Any sort of tooth would grab and shatter the tile. You should always cut tile with a wet diamond blade. Besides the ridiculous amounts of dust you'd kick up, the dry blade would heat up the tile and possibly crack it.
The easiest thing to do is to buy a wet saw (whether new or used) with a diamond blade and sell it on eBay when you're done. If you buy it used you'll get back most if not all of your money.
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I have a Rotozip with the circular wheel saw attachment. It works well with the diamond wheel as I tried it in a old piece of tile but what a mess of flying sparks and dust. I would rent or buy a cheap wet tile saw like the 1 HP version that usually goes for $140 or so at HD or other places will cut the tile for like a dollar per cut but you may have to show that you bought it from them. --- Steve

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Jack CC wrote:

Diamond tipped blades are designed to be run wet.
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they're not tipped, and there are some designed to run dry.
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Do you have (or borrow) a jigsaw? Just make sure you get the correct blade.
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I'd like to see that.
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wrote:

I have used the carbide jigsaw blade. It does work, but the blades don't last longe. I only needed it for some round cuts in a few tiles. I still went through two blades. So as a strategy for a numbers of linear cuts, I would not recommend it.
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snipped-for-privacy@attbi.com says...

I used carbide roto-zip "blades" to cut round holes in wall tile for the dryer exhaust, etc. They cut through wall tile like butter. OTHO, when I tried to cut holes for the toilets, the tile laughed at the idea and the roto-zip bits turned red with embarrassment not a tile was harmed. I ended up making the floor holes using the death-of-a-thousand-cuts technique on the wet saw.
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wrote:

Nooooo... to the circular saw thing..... If all you have are 12 tiles, then that is not worth even getting into a cheap wet saw. I have seen cheap wet saws for $45 at tool discount houses but they are really pieces of crap and can only handle 6 inch tiles. I would search out a tile layer and pay him to cut that dozen tile for you. I have had local people search me out to cut a few tile for them and I usually do it for nothing. Being nice and doing it for free has led to tile jobs for me in the past.
Sooo. check out your local tile layers.....
Regards, Ed
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