THE ADVANTAGES OF THIS TYPE OF CUTTING CONSIST IN THE MANUFACTURING FACILITY AND IN THE POSSIBILITY OF MAKING CUTS DURING THE INSTALLATION PHASE
PHASE 1. cut the back of the panel with steel disc.
PHASE 2. cut the gres with a diamond blade mounted on an electric manual grinder.
Caution: It is necessary to proceed with high rotation speeds (> 10000 rpm) and low feed rates (<1m / min). Depending on the type of disc and on the length of the cut it may be necessary to water-cool the disc itself. The most suitable discs are those thin used for cutting porcelain gres.
For manual drilling you can use tungsten bits up to a 10 mm diameter mounted on electric drills or cordless screwdrivers.
As an alternative it is possible to use cup cutters (or core drills) mounted on grinders, electric drills or cordless screwdrivers.
For the realization of internal and “L” cuts it is recommended to round the opening vertices using bits with a radius of at least 5 mm to reduce the risk of breakage. Then proceed with the cutting using diamond discs, making sure to stop the feed once the previously made hole has been reached. To perform drilling and cutting with diamond discs, follow the instructions above.
The edges can be finished by hand using diamond sponges or sandpaper. With a slight passage on the side of the slab it is possible to obtain a line switching effect, or with repeated steps a bevel effect.