How to Cut Ceramic Tile with a Jig Saw

How to Cut Ceramic Tile with a Jig Saw

Leah from See Jane Drill demonstrates how to use a jig saw with a diamond blade to make a cut in ceramic tile.

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  1. cooldog60 on February 13, 2023 at 5:08 am

    I read the reviews on Home Depot about these blades. The reviews were not good. They said they lasted abut a minuet. Is this true?

  2. ArgentOrangeOK on February 13, 2023 at 5:08 am

    I’ve got a few of those blades left from another project and was wondering if it would be a good idea to cut the shapes for the tiles around our art deco tub base. Thank you so much for this video!

  3. MegaStephySteph on February 13, 2023 at 5:08 am

    Thanks. This is the second of your videos that I’ve stumbled upon doing home improvements.

  4. Dash Paz on February 13, 2023 at 5:09 am

    Realistically time consuming and the angle cutter would be faster . No water needed or clamp

  5. Mico Lucero on February 13, 2023 at 5:11 am

    can i same blade to cut hardie cement board?

  6. XBoy on February 13, 2023 at 5:11 am

    Thank u

  7. sinergicus on February 13, 2023 at 5:12 am

    The following blade is more useful ….

  8. Blair Maynard on February 13, 2023 at 5:12 am

    Good Video, but I would put in any power tool video the warning to ALWAYS WEAR EYE PROTECTION!!!

  9. john spicer on February 13, 2023 at 5:13 am

    Tried those blades on tiles , there good for about one inch then you gotta change the blade.

  10. Wayne l Oneal jr on February 13, 2023 at 5:22 am

    I could do that with a grinder

  11. Cadence and Family on February 13, 2023 at 5:23 am

    Nice work as usual! I just cut a circular shape with an opening out for where the toilet flange sits and the circle is not quite big enough. So a jig saw would have been the solution I was thinking about that’s simple and affordable and this video shows how clean the Bosch blades are! So now because thiers metaling within our local pembroke store, I will see if someone else who gets to metaling can go and pick up a jig saw blade! Can’t wait to be done with all that! The works hard enough!

  12. Destaye on February 13, 2023 at 5:23 am

    Can i use diamond jigsaw blade on glass mirror tile? 3×6 need to trim around a zillion outlets.

  13. Jodi N on February 13, 2023 at 5:23 am

    Hey, Leah! Great video! I can do this–and I did, though I cut 3/8" porcelain tile, not ceramic tile, so maybe it was a little harder, but probably not.

    I also have two tips–make sure you are plugged into a grounded outlet, preferably a GFCI outlet! Working with power tools and water can be dangerous. Second, I put green painter’s tape around the edge of my cut just to help me see where I was cutting AND to minimize the chance of chipping–this tile seems to chip easily.

    I did also have one question–I have a variable speed Makita jigsaw that I love. It can do "straight up and down" cuts AND slightly wobble the blade orbitally as well. It also has speeds, 1-5. I’m wondering what the best setting is for those of us who have a jigsaw this nice. I just used straight up and down cutting and the slowest speed, and it worked fine.

    I think the people who complained about the diamond blade wearing out weren’t watering it down enough. I don’t think it’s enough just to spray the surface of the tile and then cut. As with a wet tile saw, the blade is continually cooled with the water.

    A lot of people use angle grinders to cut tile, but I don’t have one, so it was this or the wet saw and tile nippers. I used it to cut around a toilet flange. IT WORKED!

    Thanks for all the videos and tips. It really helps to hear "you can do this."

  14. sugarfreementos on February 13, 2023 at 5:24 am

    Leah great video 😉 wink.. you sure this isn’t Michelle Obama you sound just like Michelle Obama but great video anyhow very informative..

  15. Rob Bravo on February 13, 2023 at 5:26 am

    do not buy this blade, yes can cut the tile but 1 inch per hour, if you intend to cut 6 inches it will take you 6 hours to cut the tile. you better use grinder or tile cutter. (experienced)

  16. Everyday Life Sounds on February 13, 2023 at 5:26 am

    Thanks you!

  17. Mike on February 13, 2023 at 5:28 am

    Thanks again, Leah.

  18. Isuf Bytyqi on February 13, 2023 at 5:32 am

    You know I been doing construction for a long time and I never knew you can cut tile with a jigsaw this video opened up my eyes to the possibilities thank you Jane

  19. Malcolm MacLeod on February 13, 2023 at 5:33 am

    This lady is worth her weight in gold. Kudos!

  20. Angel Davila on February 13, 2023 at 5:34 am

    is this best for hardie board

  21. 33fordy on February 13, 2023 at 5:35 am

    Great and informative video’s, diamond jigsaw blades are rarely used as all day ceramic tile cutters, we have the diamond electric wheel or scribe for that. The jigsaw blade is when you have a cut that can not be done by the usual tools. As demonstrated, keep the blade cooled by water from a bottle or by a wet sponge , take your time and really cool the blade by stopping for a minute and soak the blade alot…… same with ceramic drill bits…. A GOOD DRILL BIT CAN MANAGE AROUND 20 GOOD CLEAN HOLES BEFORE THEY START TO BECOME BLUNT….same with a jigsaw blade ,3 or 4 tiles and you need to change the blade…….CERAMIC TILES ARE TOUGH!!!

  22. Llia Olsen on February 13, 2023 at 5:35 am

    thank you. I want to make a river shape out of tile using two different tiles. This would be perfect for cutting the curves to match. How long does the blade last?

  23. sam111880 on February 13, 2023 at 5:35 am

    You can just do finer detail quick on a scroll saw. Obviously for straight cuts a tile saw or jig saw would be better with the diamond blade your using.

  24. WFalls on February 13, 2023 at 5:41 am

    Omg is it possible?!

  25. kuda muyun on February 13, 2023 at 5:41 am

    I try bosch t150rf on ceramic and it wouldnt work. Is it necessary to put running water ?

  26. K. Zoysia on February 13, 2023 at 5:42 am

    Hey leah!!! Love your work! Any tutorials or references for cutting smaller 2 by 2 tiles around a toilet? Alternatively is there any special product to create a rounded moulding around a toilet base?

  27. sam111880 on February 13, 2023 at 5:46 am

    Obviously i realize you in theory could but i don’t see many people yet using scroll saws on anything other then wood or metal. Is there a reason for that or am i just not coming across it yet. I would imagine stain glass cutting would be easier on a scroll saw then a glass/tile scoring hand tool as the curve shapes are just more difficult. A specially with a circle you need a template/ compass based tool to do it precisely.

  28. Smill3r17 T3113Z on February 13, 2023 at 5:50 am

    waist of money and time with the jig saw

  29. Ofer Sheffer on February 13, 2023 at 5:52 am

    Thank you for all the great videos. I’ve been watching quite a few of them and also liked and subscribed. Small question: in this video example, you cut a triangle into the tile but it broke off a bit before you cut all the way through and the corner isn’t great. How would you recommend fixing it into a proper corner… let’s say, for example, if you have a much smaller ornament square tile you want to fit inside this space.

  30. Ryder Dralpha on February 13, 2023 at 5:53 am

    Cutting ceramic tile with glass cutter is easier.

  31. Ayrton Senna on February 13, 2023 at 5:56 am


  32. MiticaV on February 13, 2023 at 5:58 am

    Fantastic, thank you for the video 🙂

  33. Allie Homes on February 13, 2023 at 6:01 am

    Great video can you cut glass tile with this

  34. sam111880 on February 13, 2023 at 6:03 am

    curious have you ever worked with scroll saws. Scroll saws as of my current knowledge is used for wood sculpture 2d and 3d fine detail can also be used to cut metal to make jewlery findings and other thin metal designs rather then casting/molding metal. But i am now curious to see if you can get a special blade for a scroll saw to do tiles, glass,masonary/concrete/ceramic based materials. AKA being able to do small 3d or 2d designs for other then wood or metal things.