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Old 06-16-2008, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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any ideas? we have a small half bath we would like to tile and it is way cheaper to DIY...The only thing is we need a tile cutter.
Also, to remove old tile you just hammer it out, right?
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Old 06-16-2008, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Providence Downs - Union County
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any ideas? we have a small half bath we would like to tile and it is way cheaper to DIY...The only thing is we need a tile cutter.
Also, to remove old tile you just hammer it out, right?
Yes, you can hammer the old tile to break it up and then scrape what you need to up off the floor. Be sure to get it good and cleaned out.

You can rent a tile cutter at any tool rental store. Around here, Home Depot offers this service as well as the local hardware store. If you search "tool rental" or just "rental" in your area, you should see a few places - just give them a call.
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Old 06-16-2008, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Oswego, IL
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Most home depots rent tile cutters. You can buy an inexpensive one for $20.00. It would be good enough to do 1 room.
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Old 06-16-2008, 10:09 PM
 
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Look up tool rental i your town then call. Tile cutters are common as are many specaility tools.
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Old 06-16-2008, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Hey Twinmma the others are correct. But remember, just like a tennant does not take care of the home they are renting, a tool renter does not take care of the tool they are renting. In fact they treat it poorly without care for others. So you may be renting a piece of junk.

All you need is the damn motor to work. I highly advise you to buy a new blade that fits the rental saw. And keep it when you give the saw back. The new blade will make your job come out much much nicer. The blade that comes with the rental is likely years past its worth.

If you are just doing the 4X4 ceramics you can buy a used saw for less then $50. If you are doing 12X12s or larger in something thicker then ceramic then you do need to rent the large heavy duty saw. At HD I believe that costs $42 for 4 hours. For the 4X4s you really dont even need a tile saw. You can buy a little ol tile cutter which does nothing more then score the glass surface and snaps the cut for you.

Oh here is another tip. Install all the tiles that do not need cutting first. THEN and only then should you go out and rent the saw. You would not want to run over your 4 hour limit.

Have fun......

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Old 06-17-2008, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Hopewell New Jersey
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Some of the tile stores I've delt with will actually lend you the tools if you're buying a good amount...(with a deposit of course)...Tile Galorie, Tile Depoit etc...

Ask ...you never know

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Old 06-17-2008, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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thanks everyone!
We have Lowes and Home Depot here, so I will call them.
We are actually doing 12X12's...Will only need 25 of them for the entire room, so it shouldn't take all that long...I am guessing more time in prep than anything.
Thanks again!
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Old 01-30-2010, 02:07 PM
 
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where can i rent a tilecutter that will cut a 20in. tile diag ?
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Old 01-30-2010, 04:52 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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^^ Home Depot or a tool rental place.
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Loudoun Cty, Virginia
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Renting the saw was around $40 at my local Home Depot. I ended up buying one of their cheaper wet saws for $80, so you may want to consider that if you need to rent for anything longer than 4 hours.

My cheap saw worked like a charm for me, and it also let me take my time with the cuts and plan a few of the tricky ones out as I got to them. I did a little bit of a design in the middle of my backsplash, and had to make some creative angled cuts to get things to fit. The saw had all the guards to do angles and tilted cuts. So you may consider buying an inexpensive one too, mine made quick work of my 14" tiles.
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