I don't do a lot of accustical ceiling but every time I do those tile I say to myself that there has to be a better way.Just curious as to what methods you guys use to cut recessed tile accurately and efficiently?
Is there a special knife/tool that cuts the depth/width consistently?
Any insight would be appreciated!
That sounds like it would work great if all walls were straight and square. Unfortunately that is seldom the case.Cro,
You use the tile as your straight edge and when I did it, I stood the tile on end to cut the depth of the reveal then laid it flat to cut the face. The guide works for both cuts.
My cutter has a guide that does not extend as deep as the one shown in the pic. Therefore I can lay it flat but this one looks like you would need to lay it on a stack of tiles or a bench. shouldn't be a big deal either way.
That sounds like it would work great if all walls were straight and square. Unfortunately that is seldom the case.
I would normally cut the tile to size, drop it in place and mark the track or wall angle location. Then take it back down and cut by hand. Often the cut is not parrallel with the cut end.