Having an eclectic DIY tool collection is important if you are serious about your DIY projects.
If you are working on something in your home that involves porcelain tiles, be they on the wall of your bathroom or on the floor of your kitchen, you will need the correct tools for the job.
Because it can be hard to find the correct tools when you are either new to the area or are just trying to finish your DIY project, we have compiled together some research into the best blade for cutting porcelain tiles.
The first section of this article will lay out our top five best blades for cutting porcelain tiles in order based on criteria we think is important.
There will then be detailed descriptions of each of the five products on the list, followed by pros and cons to make the comparisons between the five even easier.
After this, there will be some frequently asked questions that we have the answers to. The buyers’ guide will be at the end of the article, breaking down the different categories that you should consider when buying a blade for cutting porcelain tiles.
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Best Blade for Cutting Porcelain Tile – Reviews
Best Blade for Cutting Porcelain Tile – Buyers Guide
Now that you have seen our top five best blades for cutting porcelain tiles, as well as the frequently asked questions, we hope your mind is a little more at ease with the jargon and new information.
If you still haven’t fully decided with blade you are going to purchase based on our list and descriptions, here is a detailed buyers’ guide in which we will separate some of the different categories that we feel are important to look for in a blade for cutting porcelain tiles.
In each section, we will mention some of the products in the top five list so you can get a better idea of which ones fulfil the criteria.
The first very important thing to consider is the cutting width. On our list we have some blades that are described by the manufacturer to be ‘ultra-thin’. The cutting width will determine how precise and accurate your cuts in the porcelain tiles are, as well as how much material you are eating into with the cut.
The thinnest on our list is the Your’s Bath Diamond Saw Blade with a thickness of only 1mm. The only thing to consider with a thinner blade is that you may have to work slower to get that crisp precise line that you are looking for.
Because you could be working with different thicknesses of porcelain tile, the diameter of your cutting blade is important to think about. Both the Bosch and the GoYonder blade have easy size options on the Amazon.co.uk page for them. although the others may come in different sizes, the option is not as clear on the page.
The benefit of having different sizes of cutting blade is that you can buy the same blade in the different diameters if you found that you like the blade when cutting. You may also have a different thickness of porcelain tile for the floor than that of the wall tiles, so a different sized cutting blade could be essential for you.
All of the blades on our list are considered to be multipurpose. They are all designed with porcelain, ceramic and even natural stone in mind. Because of this, you can buy a blade ready to cut your porcelain tiles, and then come back to it if you decide to use ceramic tiles on another project, whilst being assured that the blade will make light work of the two materials.
This means you don’t need to buy an abundance of different DIY tools for every single project you begin.
Three of the blades on our top five list are designed with a patterned edge made up of the same metal and diamond mix. This pattern, that appears like overlapping Xs, reduces the cutting time and is designed in a way that aims to reduce the chipping of your porcelain tiles.
The two blades that don’t have this feature are the Bosch and the S&R blades. They instead have an uninterrupted diamond edge that promotes a smooth continuous cut.
Considering which of these would fit your DIY project best is important when thinking about your skill level, and the amount of chipping that could take place on your porcelain tiles.
Best Blade for Cutting Porcelain Tile FAQ’s
Here, we have some frequently asked questions for when you are thinking of buying a blade for cutting your porcelain tiles.
Does porcelain crack easily?
Because of the hard material nature of porcelain tiles, they are brittle and prone to cracking. Therefore, you need to be careful when cutting into porcelain when you are adjusting your tiles to size. Many of the cutting blades on our list are designed with a sort of bevelled design on the cutting edge, this reduces the risk of chipping.
Can you cut porcelain tiles with an angle grinder?
Yes! In fact, all of the blades on out top five list are compatible with angle grinders. You can cut porcelain tiles with an angle grinder using a dry-cut diamond blade. Most of the blades on our list work in both dry and wet conditions, so you can rest assured that the angle grinder method of cutting porcelain tiles will work.
How can you tell porcelain from ceramic tiles?
Usually, porcelain tiles will have a smoother surface to the touch than ceramic tiles. So, if your tile feels slightly grainy, you know you are working with ceramic and not porcelain. Luckily, you don’t necessarily need to worry about this, because all of the cutting blades on our list are designed to work well with both ceramic and porcelain.
This means you can rest assured that your tools won’t break if you accidentally use them for ceramic when you thought you were working with porcelain.
With all of this in mind, we hope that the top five best blades for cutting porcelain tile has helped you to figure out which blade would fit your work best. All of them are extremely similar, but the Bosch Professional Standard Diamond Cutting Disc takes the spot at first because of its ability to cut a continuous smooth line in porcelain tile thanks to its uninterrupted diamond cutting edge.
But it may be that you need a thinner blade for the project you are working on, in which case, you will still find the perfect blade for your porcelain tiles on this list.