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    Default how can you cut terracotta tile?

    I think it's teraccotta. It's outdoor orange tile on the veranda. At the veranda drop off, one line of tiles goes down the wall vertical. I need to cut a space in the tiles so that my vertical post can be bolted flush up a gainst the wall.

    Can I use a little grinder. What can I do? I don't want to make a mess and have tiles cracking and falling off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thirsty View Post
    I think it's teraccotta. It's outdoor orange tile on the veranda. At the veranda drop off, one line of tiles goes down the wall vertical. I need to cut a space in the tiles so that my vertical post can be bolted flush up a gainst the wall.

    Can I use a little grinder. What can I do? I don't want to make a mess and have tiles cracking and falling off.
    Bunnings have an Ozito angle grinder that comes with a diamond blade. The blade will cut through the terrocotta nicely.

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    Cut them heaps of times with a diamond blade, do it in the open and wear a dust mask
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