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Old 04-09-2015, 07:54 AM   #3201
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Because then you have a height difference in the other side
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Old 04-09-2015, 08:43 AM   #3202
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Because then you have a height difference in the other side
? I'm not following. He wants to cut a 45 with his wet saw. The bar is in the way. Flip the piece and cut from the other side.

I guess I am missing something.
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The first saw I used was a borrowed Ridgid. I couldn't figure out how to cut the piece because of the bar that hold the motor.

I have since bought the DeWalt. It has the same bar that would get in the way of mitering those long pieces.

I didn't think of asking the supplier to miter the ends and I could just cut to length.
I don't understand the statement above. So you're saying the curb is 2 pieces?

Does this mean you are wrapping the opening in granite so you need a miter like this
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I was picturing a curb like Angus posted. Figuring that if I had to cut a miter like that in my Dewalt I would add a spacer to the sliding table the height of the lip that you would normally set tile to.

Or if you didn't want to do the spacer, you have the piece sitting on the table but at a 45 away from you which would probably require two people.

Or have the supplier do it. That's the easy way.
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No I thought we were talking about the subway beveled tile when cut there is a high and low if matched up to a factory piece
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What's the best way to miter a solid piece of stone for the top of a shower curb. The piece I had to cut was about 48" long x 5" wide. To big for the saw.

I only had to do it once so far, and I used a grinder. It's there a better way?
We were talking about this...
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No I thought we were talking about the subway beveled tile when cut there is a high and low if matched up to a factory piece
That's what I asked you about earlier... I had a homeowner pay me to tear out two brand new, never used beveled subway showers because the previous guy butchered them. One of the things he did was butt the corners which leaves large gaps where the bevels drop away from the proud center.

It was my first time doing bevel subway, so I bought the Ridgid 7" wet saw just for it's tilting head. So much easier than trying to do all of them on my MK101.

I put a T3 Razor on it, and now I hardly ever pull out the MK... It's too damned heavy.
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My fault I use a miter wiz for long mitered edges works like a charm, to do 48" rips remove your slide table from wet saw lay down some wood to just above blade height run a cut into wood, now use wood as a table saw and run your tile thru.
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Why not flip the piece to the other side?
I'm trying to remember, but if memory serves me correctly, I would've had about 4' of material hanging off of the saw, and it would be upside down. I just didn't feel it would be stable enough to guarantee an accurate cut.
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I don't understand the statement above. So you're saying the curb is 2 pieces?

Does this mean you are wrapping the opening in granite so you need a miter like this
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I was picturing a curb like Angus posted. Figuring that if I had to cut a miter like that in my Dewalt I would add a spacer to the sliding table the height of the lip that you would normally set tile to.

Or if you didn't want to do the spacer, you have the piece sitting on the table but at a 45 away from you which would probably require two people.

Or have the supplier do it. That's the easy way.
45 pointing away from you. I'm not sure if you could do it accurately with two people. Definitely couldn't do it alone. I think the weight would tip the saw.
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45 pointing away from you. I'm not sure if you could do it accurately with two people. Definitely couldn't do it alone. I think the weight would tip the saw.
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Doesn't help you but this is when having a rail saw really pays off.
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Jon, this may or may not be helpful to you, but here goes.

The way we've started handling the curbs is as soon as we let our supplier know we will be asking for a piece on a specific day to give them a bit of notice. Things vary depending on the job but the idea is that if day 1 goes well the old shower gets demo'd and we get our substrate installed, I can measure wall to wall, or in your case wall to corner and figure your overhang, and then give them a number.

We just recently started doing the granite so I think it's been 4 curbs that way. I subtract 1/4" from the measurement between my walls and use that dimension by 6" wide. The 6" wide is with a Schluter curb with tile on each side and I can usually figure 1/2" for tile and mortar and so 6" gives me a 1/4" over hang with a little ability to shift stuff around.

It's worked perfect every time so far. The way if fits into my tiling schedule is after layout is done, I attach a level board to the wall all the way around to lay my starter course off of which is the second course up from the floor (or higher if it's subway) and I can lay the rest of the shower while waiting for the curb.

I set the curb and cut the tile around the curb because I prefer the look of if that way vs the curb being inside the tile where the joint is concerned. It also needs to be that way for the outer drywall to curb transition (the way mine are done). And yet another benefit is the way it works out with the schedule that the curb can be cut day one and fits when it shows up on the job site.

Hope some of that is helpful...
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Doesn't help you but this is when having a rail saw really pays off.
I literally just bought the DeWalt.lol
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I literally just bought the DeWalt.lol

I looked at the Imer that Angus has but it was more money and we only do a few showers a year.

The Dewalt will treat you nicely.
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While I'm at it, this may be a bad picture, but I'm being asked to tile around the window on the left in this picture.

The other picture is the backsplash design I'm using.

Any suggestions?
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Sometimes you have to bite the bullet on tools. Don't always look at how few times you'll use it but rather how much you'll be able to accomplish with it.

I have quite a few tools that I use 1-2 a year but when I need them....priceless.
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Sometimes you have to bite the bullet on tools. Don't always look at how few times you'll use it but rather how much you'll be able to accomplish with it.

I have quite a few tools that I use 1-2 a year but when I need them....priceless.

I agree. But you weren't around to tell me that the Imer was that much better of a saw and lots of guys like the Dewalt.
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Angus how is that imer of yours holding up?

I have been wanting to get rid of the old dewalt for awhile now. I need something with better capacity and a lot better accuracy.

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