Today you’ll see how to cut tile with Montolit’s TutorCut for angle grinders.
This tool is nice for long tiles that can’t be cut with a tile cutter or wet saw.
Plus it maintains a 90 degree cut for even grout joints.
Let’s see how it works!
TutorCut Paired with Angle Grinders
What is TutorCut?
It’s a polyamide guide wheel for angle grinders and makes cutting tile a lot easier.
Angle grinders paired with a diamond blade are great for quick tile cuts.
But one problem is the diamond blade not being perpendicular to the top of the tile.
Montolit’s TutorCut keeps diamond blades at a 90 degree angle to the surface of the tile.
This in turn limits chipping. Plus, you’ll get even grout joints using this method.
How is TutorCut installed on an angle grinder?
First, remove both flanges on the grinder.
Then install TutorCut such that the writing faces outward.
Finally, slide the diamond blade up to TutorCut and add the threaded flange.
Tighten the flange per the angle grinder directions.
Also, wear safety glasses, hearing protection and a respirator specifically for silica dust.
ALWAYS stay safe when using angle grinders!!
How to Cut Tile with TutorCut
TutorCut has the ability to cut tiles up to 3/4″ thick.
The distance between the bottom of TutorCut and the diamond blade is 3/4″.
In this example we used Montolit’s Greenline diamond blade, which is very affordable ($20).
Here’s the deal,
The Greenline diamond blade has an RPM rating of 13,300.
That RPM rating is higher than the Fein WSG-7 angle grinder in the video.
It’s ideal for the diamond blade to have a higher RPM rating than the grinder.
That way the blade won’t be stressed and possibly break while being used.
TutorCut touches the top of the tile and allows the blade to stay at a 90 degree angle during the cut.
In the video I’m holding the angle grinder with one hand and a GoPro in the other.
Thus, the cut had a few chips and wasn’t the best. But I bet you could do better after watching our tutorial
As you saw, TutorCut is a nifty tool for cutting tiles.
It’s very important to have a straight cut with long tiles so that tile leveling systems like T-Lock will work properly.
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