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I am looking at getting some hand pads or the polishing/grinding disc for a few DIY jobs coming up.
And looking for advice on what would be the best to buy as they will only be used for DIY.
I already have a rotary polishers that I can use for the discs if these are better.
Kitchen splash back with Porcelain and have a mitre cuts for round the window. Will take most the meet off the tile with the grinder before finishing it.
Also have ceramic tiles 600x300x9 for a small toilet that I am doing half height all way round and have 1 outside corner to do.
What grits in each would be desirable?
Thanks in advance.
 

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I use (usually) semi-hard velcro backing pads and norton abrasive paper discs. Makita variable speed 115mm grinder, dry.
For porcelain - 60/220/400.
These get my by for mitres, and are also suitable for most stone.
 
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I use (usually) semi-hard velcro backing pads and norton abrasive paper discs. Makita variable speed 115mm grinder, dry.
For porcelain - 60/220/400.
These get my by for mitres, and are also suitable for most stone.
Do you fit the backing plate to your grinder? I will be buying the Bosch variable grinder.
 
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Doing some this week. Probably cost me £30 for the set. Used them on ceramic and porcelain.


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The one julian posted looks good as it looks like fine diamonds on there. That’s where you need to be careful. Using sanding pads etc takes out the risk of chipping. A lot does depend on the tiles you’re mitring though.

I’ve never used the paper abrasive pads so can’t comment on them or compare. I must get some at some point.
 
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Doing some this week. Probably cost me £30 for the set. Used them on ceramic and porcelain.


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The one julian posted looks good as it looks like fine diamonds on there. That’s where you need to be careful. Using sanding pads etc takes out the risk of chipping. A lot does depend on the tiles you’re mitring though.

I’ve never used the paper abrasive pads so can’t comment on them or compare. I must get some at some point.
The diamond discs I have seen and look interesting aswell, read they need bedded in alot to get them to work and as it's DIY wouldn't get alot of use.
Where did you purchase them, seem some on eBay that look decent at £4.95 per disc so can select the grits you need.
Did you mean the grinding blade can cause chips?
 

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I've got a full set of diamond pads. Used twice. In my experience they've no advantage over paper discs. Especially in dry use.
The stone masons have been twiddling edges far longer than us tilers have They've got the techniques and materials sorted already.
 
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The diamond discs I have seen and look interesting aswell, read they need bedded in alot to get them to work and as it's DIY wouldn't get alot of use.
Where did you purchase them, seem some on eBay that look decent at £4.95 per disc so can select the grits you need.
Did you mean the grinding blade can cause chips?
A poor grinding blade will chip.

Being honest, I will cut a mitre in porcelain using a standard cheap Chinese blade and finish up with a Montolit STL fine blade......the only reason I think the sanding discs might be useful is if you’re inexperienced.

I have used them on the odd occasion for mitring though.

Yes, the sanding discs can be bought from the likes of eBay. So cheap that it’s worth finding out for yourself if they’re useful.
 

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Gee whizz those prices are excellent what is the quality like.
Bet they don't ship to norniron
We ship all over the world.

Unfortunately the factory supplying us with the dished electroplated grinding discs has fallen fowl of a Patent and we've sold out of our original stock purchase. We're trying to find the Patent owner and buy from them, but no luck so far.

We've also tried 6 further versions of this product, none of which were suitable.

So it's looking like it will be out of stock for a while until we find a suitable replacement.
 
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We ship all over the world.

Unfortunately the factory supplying us with the dished electroplated grinding discs has fallen fowl of a Patent and we've sold out of our original stock purchase. We're trying to find the Patent owner and buy from them, but no luck so far.

We've also tried 6 further versions of this product, none of which were suitable.

So it's looking like it will be out of stock for a while until we find a suitable replacement.
Is there anything else close you can recommend?
 
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