Cutting Small Tile
Cutting small tiles comes with extra challenges. Learn how a simple addition to your saw's sliding table can make cutting small tile easier.
I recently had a job that required me to cut through pieces of small-stone pebble tile. Small offcuts would get caught in the groove of the saw’s sliding table, complicating the situation. So I added a 1/4-in.-thick plywood backer board on top of the sliding table. I set the saw to make a 1/16-in.-deep cut in the plywood. With the thin plywood, I’m still able to clamp my tile stop to the fence of my saw if I need to make repetitive cuts. The plywood backer board stays put because of the surface tension of the water that is constantly placed on it.
—Aaron Miller, Pollard, Ark.
Edited and Illustrated by Charles Miller
Published in Fine Homebuilding #307