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Jon84

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Hi all.

My Rubi ND200 recently packed up and I’ve been looking at other options. I was looking at the Festool AGC 18 cordless angle grinder with one of their extractors as an option but with me being used to the wet saw I’m wondering if it would be a bad idea. Anyone prefer a grinder over a wet saw?


I found with my rubi that when trying to cut, sometimes the wheel would pull away to one side away from my line. Also it got all rusty after a few years and the wheel is now impossible to get off.

I saw the festool at a trade show and was pretty impressed. Just thinking the wet saw may be easier. Your thoughts and advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks
 
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J Sid

Really depends on what you will be cutting. For me, wet saw on marble anything else a grinder.
 
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Unless you do a lot of stone work, and with materials getting larger and larger a lot of guys prefer a grinder.
However it’s really down to how comfortable you feel using either.
 

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I’m a bathroom fitter so most the time it’s just ceramic or porcelain, never really cutting much bigger than 60 x 30 tiles.

I do like the idea of a grinder, do you guys use some sort of guide and a table when doing L shapes etc? Jus wondered how you keep the lines dead straight? Or is it all just free hand?
 
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If cut has to be perfect, sometimes I’ll use a glue gun to stick a guide piece on top.
But with practice, freehand is generally good enough.
 
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I’m a bathroom fitter so most the time it’s just ceramic or porcelain, never really cutting much bigger than 60 x 30 tiles.

I do like the idea of a grinder, do you guys use some sort of guide and a table when doing L shapes etc? Jus wondered how you keep the lines dead straight? Or is it all just free hand?
L shapes one of the best things i find .
Drill the corner then score the L shape with you score and snap cutter . Get your grinder cut diagonally to the drill hole , so now you should have 2 triangles attached to tile on score lines . Next get a sigma separator and break out the 2 triangles , nice straight L shape , sounds long winded but it isn't
 
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I’m a bathroom fitter so most the time it’s just ceramic or porcelain, never really cutting much bigger than 60 x 30 tiles.

I do like the idea of a grinder, do you guys use some sort of guide and a table when doing L shapes etc? Jus wondered how you keep the lines dead straight? Or is it all just free hand?
Score a line and grind on the waste side of line. Thus also helps stop any chipping until you get use to freehand grinding
 

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If cut has to be perfect, sometimes I’ll use a glue gun to stick a guide piece on top.
But with practice, freehand is generally good enough.

“Good enough” is not something I would ever imagine you saying @3_fall. :p
 

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Worth noting that angle grinders fill a room with dust, pretty harmful also so good ventilation is key, or outside. I always have a cheap decent sized wet wheel with a quality disc if I’m in a customers house as they only spray a little water and it’s manageable. Marcrist akkumax grinding disc is the best grinder disc I’ve found.
 

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