The wet tile saw is considered one of the most versatile tile tools. The wet tile saws water-cooled diamond allows it to cut easily through the tiles hence you can always use it to cut into the necessary shapes before installing them.
The wet saw is known to be user friendly and any average person can learn to start using one within a short time frame. Though exact operation instructions do vary depending on the saw, using the saw will require the following general procedures.
Prepare the Saw
To ensure you keep the wet tile saw from moving when using it, always set it up on a sturdy surface such as a strong table or floor. Attach the saw guide fence to the sturdy surface and lock it in place. You can then open the saw’s water basin and pour in clean water until the basin is full.
Mark the Tiles
You can always use a pencil to draw a line on the tile top where you want it cut. You can always cut the tile straight, in an L-shape, diagonally or into small sections. It is also possible to make the bevel cuts or cut the notches into the tile. In case you have several tiles to cut, it is advisable to make the easier cuts first. Ensure you get the extra tiles if possible since it will at times require you to attempt in order to cut the tiles correctly.
Put on Safety Equipment
The tile tools especially the wet saws can be dangerous if not handled correctly. Ensure you always wear a pair of protective gloves that will give your hands protection in case they get near the blade. Put on the safety glasses to shield your eyes from any particles that might fly when cutting the tiles.
Position the Tiles
Always place the tile next to the saw blade to line up the cutting line with the blade. Thereafter pull the tile a couple of inches away from the blade. Ensure the tile is pressed against the guide fence so you can always easily feed it through the saw.
Push the Tile through the Blade
Grip the tile with both of your hands pushing it straight towards the blade. Immediately it makes contact with the blade, slowly push it and let the blade cut the tile. Ensure you cut along the cutting line. In case you are cutting the entire tile, use a push block when you get closer to the end to ensure your hands are kept away from the blade.
In case you are cutting the notches into the tile, pull the tile out each time you finish cutting a notch. Turn off the saw each time you finish making the cut and turn it back once you have a tile in position to cut again.
It is important for you to know how well to use a wet time saw in order to get great cuts. The procedure above will help any beginner to be able to achieve great cuts using the best wet tile saw.