Yes I have one very similar to that, it will do the job but you have
to use it backwards to stop being sprayed with water (it will spray
away from you then) also will drip water on floor unless you work over
a bath sink etc. Use wax pencils or similar for marking out, also they
are pretty heavy to lug around.
Never thought of using it backwards. Mine is almost identical, and I
just accept its either water on me, or the whole room, I am easier to
I've used mine on tumbled marble, No problems.
Yes, they break. The Plasplugs ones seem to last longer.
I wear a vinyl kitchen apron when using mine, as they do spray rather.
Keep an old paintbush handy for brushing shards away. Especially with
glazed tiles, you'll shred your fingers otherwise.
Drain quickly after use and dry the blade. Otherwise they rust quickly
and are ruined.
The blade is a steel disk, covered with a thin layer of nickel plating
around the edge. The diamonds are deposited in, and secured by, the
Nickel plating is somewhat porous. Water causes the underlying steel
to rust. This expands in size, blowing the nickel plating off in
spots. Rust is not as goood an abrasive for tile cutting as diamond
The same applies to diamond bench stones.
Maybe. All I know is that my disk WORE OUT (after several bloody tons of
stone had been laid)..it didn't 'lose its diamonds' and I never took
especial care with it.
When I checked it against the replacment, it was 1/4" smaller all round.
It never stopped cutting, and diamonds were not pressed into the sides,
they appeared to be completely embedded in the whole last 1/4" of blade...
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