How to Cut Ceramic Tiles with a Dremel Tool

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How to Cut Ceramic Tiles with a Dremel Tool
Dremel 300 Series Rotary Tool (http://www.dremel.com/en-us/Pop-ups/Pages/ProductImages.aspx?pid=300 Series&tab;=1, http://www.dremel.com/en-us/Pop-ups/Pages/ProductImages.aspx?pid=562&tab;=1)

Dremel tools are versatile tools for cutting many types of materials, including ceramic tiles. It is always recommended to become familiar with the tool before using it. Also, make a few trial cuts before cutting the tile needed to complete a tile installation or tile project.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Dremel tile cutting bit
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Safety glasses
  • Hearing protection
  • Power supply

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Place a Dremel tile cutting bit into the tool collet. Tighten the collet securely. Plug the tool into a power supply. Mark the tile where the cut needs to be made.

    How to Cut Ceramic Tiles with a Dremel Tool
    Dremel Tile Cutting Bit
  2. 2

    Turn the tool to the "10" setting (25,000 to 35,000 RPM). Hold the tile securely. Use the cutting bit to drill a hole into the tile, and then follow the cut marking until the cut is finished.

  3. 3

    Turn the Dremel tool off. Unplug the Dremel tool. Apply adhesive to the tile and put it into place.

Tips and warnings

  • Put on a pair of safety glasses and hearing protection before beginning the cut.
  • Become familiar with your Dremel tool before using it to cut tile.

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