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snipped-for-privacy@invalid.org wrote:

Yup, plasplugs one with water recirculation.

Quicker certainly, unless they are tiles which don't score and snap well.

Yup, and cutting out curves, or taking very thin rips off the edge of a tile etc.

Depends a bit on the cutter - but it is often thinner, and has some edge polishing surface that leaves a smooth cut edge.

The platform and the water. The water not only gives a beet cut it also controls the dust which would be pretty bad with an angle grinder used inside (not so bad if you cut them outside).

They are on mine. Alternatively get a more appropriate blade for your grinder - something like this will leave a very fine edge:
http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp?id4313&tsX318
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Crikey. Costs as much as the machine. ;-)
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Dave Plowman (News) wrote:

I ordered one for a friend along with a blue Bosch grinder. It cost about 15 more than the grinder IIRC. Having said that it did make a lovely job of some 15mm thick porcelain tiles that were almost impossible to touch with anything else. Worked well on some travertine marble as well.
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snipped-for-privacy@invalid.org wrote:

yes.
Until uou need to snap off a 10mm wide sliver.

yes. Its about 9" and thiner.

Not a lot, but that alone makes it invaluable. Two hands to steady the tile. It will also cut a bit thicker things , if slowly.
You can also cut mitres..

Reaanably though I use emery paper to get rid of sharp edges.

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