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Cut Tile with Montolit’s TutorCut for Angle Grinders

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by Jeff Patterson in Tiling Tools
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Today you’ll see how to cut tile with Montolit’s TutorCut for angle grinders.

This tool is nice for long tiles that can’t be cut with a tile cutter or wet saw.

Plus it maintains a 90 degree cut for even grout joints.

Let’s see how it works!

TutorCut Paired with Angle Grinders

What is TutorCut?

It’s a polyamide guide wheel for angle grinders and makes cutting tile a lot easier.

Montolit TutorCut

Angle grinders paired with a diamond blade are great for quick tile cuts.

But one problem is the diamond blade not being perpendicular to the top of the tile.

Montolit’s TutorCut keeps diamond blades at a 90 degree angle to the surface of the tile.

This in turn limits chipping. Plus, you’ll get even grout joints using this method.

How is TutorCut installed on an angle grinder?

First, remove both flanges on the grinder.

Then install TutorCut such that the writing faces outward.

TutorCut on Grinder

Finally, slide the diamond blade up to TutorCut and add the threaded flange.

Diamond Blade

Tighten the flange per the angle grinder directions.

Also, wear safety glasses, hearing protection and a respirator specifically for silica dust.

ALWAYS stay safe when using angle grinders!!

 

How to Cut Tile with TutorCut

TutorCut has the ability to cut tiles up to 3/4″ thick.

The distance between the bottom of TutorCut and the diamond blade is 3/4″.

Blade Depth

In this example we used Montolit’s Greenline diamond blade, which is very affordable ($20).

Here’s the deal, 

The Greenline diamond blade has an RPM rating of 13,300.

That RPM rating is higher than the Fein WSG-7 angle grinder in the video.

It’s ideal for the diamond blade to have a higher RPM rating than the grinder.

That way the blade won’t be stressed and possibly break while being used.

Steve uses an angle grinder in many of our Bathroom Repair Tutor videos. It’s an essential tool for setting tile on floors or walls.

TutorCut touches the top of the tile and allows the blade to stay at a 90 degree angle during the cut.

Cut Tile

In the video I’m holding the angle grinder with one hand and a GoPro in the other.

Thus, the cut had a few chips and wasn’t the best. But I bet you could do better after watching our tutorial

 

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What’s Next

As you saw, TutorCut is a nifty tool for cutting tiles.

It’s very important to have a straight cut with long tiles so that tile leveling systems like T-Lock will work properly.

If you’re a fan of Montolit or just want to see their tools in action we have a great video on how to use their Masterpiuma tile cutter and Squadro diamond blade for cutting outlets.

Grab our free guide if you’re doing a DIY bathroom remodel – it shares how to remodel a bathroom in 10 days or less

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Thanks for reading, watching and being part of our community.

Let us know if you have any questions, we’re happy to help.

Cheers,

Jeff Patterson

 

 

 

 

P.S. Our online store has a ton of supplies for homeowners doing a bathroom remodel. You’ll find wedi shower systems, KBRS shower pans, tiling tools, and more.

7 Comments
  1. David Trepanier says:

    Please provide information on where or how I can purchase the TutorCut. I’m having a difficult time finding a place where it can be purchased.

    Thank you

    Dave

    1. Thanks David for asking. We hope to have TutorCut available soon. I’ll send you an email when we have it in stock.

  2. HowtoBuildit says:

    This is super cool, you also made some really good points!
    Thank you for the great post!
    -How To Build It

  3. Steve Wenck says:

    Is there any update on how\where we can purchase the Tutor Cut tool? Not sure why you would post a demo of something that isn’t available.

  4. Tom Mills says:

    Please send me an email when the tile cutting guide is available.

  5. Clem says:

    Jeff I just need to cut a few tiles to finish off the curb on a basement bathroom looks like the angle could be 23 degrees what is the easiest way to do this as a DIY project.

    1. Thanks Clem for your question, send me a few pictures at [email protected]

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