Better cuts for subway tile mosaic?

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Old 10-11-16, 06:44 PM
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Better cuts for subway tile mosaic?

Is there a better way to cut these subway tiles to get a smooth edge?
Im using a water saw with a 7inch dewalt diamond blade. Even going really slow i get rough edges and a lot of nipped edges. Normally I do not care as these will be hidden but in the case of a mosaic it is front and center.

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Here is what i have so far but if you look at the left side you can see lots of nipped edges
Any tips?
 
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Old 10-11-16, 07:34 PM
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I always use a score and snap cutter where possible because the cuts are usually smoother. When necessary I cleaned the edge with a knife sharpening stone.
 
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Old 10-12-16, 03:13 AM
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How old/new is the blade? I have a cheap tile saw [w/cheap blade] and while it cut beautifully on the first tile job, halfway thru the 2nd job the cuts weren't as clean
 
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