A row of glass tiles

Diamond blades are capable of cutting various materials with ease. But it takes a little more finesse to get the perfect cut, especially if you’re going to cut glass tiles. Materials like glass tiles or glass mosaic need a certain finesse so you can get the cuts you want for your project.

To help you get those cuts, here are a few tips for you to consider:

Make Use of Glass-Specific Blades

There are saw blades that are specially designed to cut through specific materials such as glass. To be able to cut glass effectively, it’s recommended that you use such a blade for cutting. These kinds of blades have fine and uniform diamond grains that make them ideal for cutting glass tiles or glass mosaic.

Clean Surfaces Before Cutting

Saw table.

If there’s dirt or sand on the blade, it could prevent you from getting proper cuts. It’s important that you conduct proper maintenance on both the saw and the blade before sawing into the material. Make sure that surface where you perform your cutting is also free from dirt and sand as well.

Clear the Edges of the Blade

The diamond edges on your blade must also be prepared for cutting. If you’re not using a brand new blade, it’s important to improve the cutting capabilities of the blade through reviving (clearing) the edge of the diamond crown. Use a specially designed fine-grained abrasive stone to sharpen the blade. With your blade honed, you can expect the cutting speed to be faster and cutting vibrations reduced.

Don’t Take Too Long Cutting into the Glass

Glass tiles on the wall.

If you’re using a top quality diamond blade, you can cut those glass tiles faster and easier. With faster cutting, you can lessen vibrations, and you can reduce chipping for a cleaner cut.

With these tips, you’ll be getting the perfect cuts for glass tiles or glass mosaic to use for your projects. For more advice on cutting different materials and for more information on diamond blade saws, check out GilaTools.com!

 

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