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Wet Tile Saw Cutting Issues

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by SwitchTheElectricsOff, 12 Oct 2018.

  1. SwitchTheElectricsOff

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    Evening all

    I've been experiencing my saw not cutting in straight lines today for some odd reason

    It's a wickes/plasplug 550w run of the mill type with a newish bosch blade sharpened

    Tiles I've been cutting are normal wickes branded 60x30, cutting lengthways

    What I'm experiencing is the blade wanting to 'wander' to the left, even when I'm rotating the tile slowly. Over the course of cutting the tile, the blade goes about 7mm out of line

    Checked the disc, all straight, checked the motor, all good there

    What else should I be looking for?

    Many thanks
     
  2. foxhole

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    Maybe pushing too hard , Does it not have a guide to hold tile against?
     
  3. SwitchTheElectricsOff

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    Yep, all cleaned up!

    When cutting I always let the cutter find its way, say 2mins on a long tile to cut, nice and slow

     
  4. opps

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    Is the "riving knife" bent?
     
  5. SammyInnit

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    First thing I'd do is use a dial indicator to see if there's much run out on the blade.

    Presuming you use the fence I'd check that, not for square with the bed but parallel to the blade.

    I can't see that the blade will drift as there's very little wobble in those types of discs and if the motor was running out you'd probably hear the bearing rattle.
     
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