Cutting Cultured Marble?

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by Elton, Sep 11, 2005.

  1. Elton

    Elton Electrician

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    I am going to install cultured marble panels on my tub walls. I understand the panels can be sawn with a masonry blade, but can carbide saw blades be used also. I would appreciate any advice.
    Thank you.
    Elton

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  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    blade

    I have never tried a masonry blade, but I suspect it would "burn" or melt its way through the marble. I use a convention, fine tooth blade, to minimize chipping and cut from the back side.
  3. Elton

    Elton Electrician

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    Thank you

    I appreciate your reply. I had been planing to cut it with a fine tooth carbide blade but I had been reading that people were using masonry blades. I didn't think that would be as good as using the carbide. I like your tip about cutting from the back side to minimize the chipping.
    Thank you.
    Elton
  4. jig saw

    cutting it with a jig saw has
    worked pretty well for me in the past
    less stress on the marble and less dust

    I never cared for "ripping through " the stuff
    slower seemed to be more my speed

    just take some duct tape and make a tape line along where you
    want to cut to so niether the poower saw or the
    jig saw sctarches the marble.
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