How to saw a corner angle at 45 degrees

Sawing square angles at 45

You decided to install interior doors with your own hands, but faced with difficulty and do not know how to file the corners at 45 degrees? Don’t despair! If you follow our simple tips you will cope with such a complicated operation in no time at all.

There are 3 things that cause difficulties during the installation of interior doors when preparing the trim strips:

The main thing here is the accuracy of matching the trims: the joint installed in place trims should be almost invisible. This is achieved by neatness and accuracy of the cut and preservation of the decorative coating. The fact that the casing often has a complex surface (semi-circular or stepped in the cross-section), so to saw it exactly is not a simple task. It is solved by using a special tool. Corners can be marked with a school protractor. And to saw a platband without damaging the edge will help a plane and a fine-toothed saw.

How to cut a part or a product at an angle of 45 degrees

With either option, the quality of the bevel is acceptable and you can quickly cut a large volume of tiles.

Sawing the tiles at 45 degrees on the machine.

The only difficulty arises when cutting concave tiles. It’s not a defect. the tile has such a shape. The machine can not repeat the deflection in the sawing:

That’s why the cut part shouldn’t reach the face edge of the tile. where the enamel begins. Chips appear. Especially on porcelain tiles. It is better to finish this area by hand. You can do it with a grinding wheel on a turbine. It is faster and easier. But it’s not always better. The grinding wheel can choose in some places stronger or weaker.

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A more even surface is obtained manually, from longitudinal movements along the tile with an emery board. Longitudinal movements comb out the protrusions, making the bevel in the same plane. Another trick. The bevel on the tile needs to be done at a sharper angle (less than 45 degrees). Visually, nothing changes, and the convenience when tiling is substantial. This method is not suitable for ceramic baseboard, where you can see the junction of the ends of the two tiles from above.

Joining a ceramic baseboard at 45 degrees.

It is better to make a cut, on the painted end of the tile (many tiles have one end of the 4 tiles, half or all covered with enamel). In this case, you can not bring the bevel at 45 degrees to the edge, and leave a strip of one millimeter at the end. The end of a tile on an angle is obtained without chips and is less vulnerable to impact. This is especially important for dark colored tiles with dark grout. When you sharpen their end, light-colored stripes appear, and you can’t hide them with grout. This occurs, often from. that the tile has a slightly convex surface in the middle, and when cut at an angle, the circle clings to the ends of the tile face enamel.

White streaks appeared when the end of the tile was trimmed at 45 degrees.

In the case of light colored grout, the unpainted tip of the tile is less noticeable.

The disadvantages of a corner on a tile honed at 45 degrees :

The corner becomes more vulnerable to impact. Especially if located on a passageway. It’s enough to hook the slope empty metal bucket so that a piece of the wiped corner on the tile, flew away. Increases the labor intensity of the work, and hence the price.

To catch such a corner can be anything, even a harmless trouser belt buckle:

Opinion of masters about tile cutting at an angle of 45 degrees.

Prepare a 45-degree angle on the tile can also be used with an angle grinder. A lot of dust. The wrong quality. But really. The main thing is cheap and always possible.

It is especially important to mark the correct angle when laying decorative stone. Often the corner elements for such products are not provided or are not available. Cutting stone at an angle of 45 degrees is the only way out of this situation.

Corner on the decorative stone at 45 degrees.

Preparation and installation

To learn how to glue plastic corners, you can read the sequence of work.

First, you need to make sure that the corners do not have any obvious protrusions. Before the product is glued, it must be degreased.

How to glue the plastic corners on the slopes of quality and reliability, described below.

    The product is applied to the surface of the wall and the necessary marks are made at the bottom and top of the elements that will be located vertically and on both sides of the horizontal elements of the window jambs;

Measuring the corners

The outer part of the angle is notched at an angle of 45 °

Applying adhesive to the corner

corner, angle, degrees

It is recommended to fix the corner after gluing with masking tape

How to make out the outer corners, so as not to resort to barking:

Barking, trimming or grinding the names of the same technique, which will have to resort to if you want to issue a joint at an acute or unrolled angle.

The main task of the master, in this case, to cut the tile at 45 degrees, without chipping the corner.