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Old 03-08-2013, 08:15 PM   #16
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So when and where can we get these?

Other then the waste factor and the base for soft stone, why would these be better then Tls?
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:26 PM   #17
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Now I can add this system to the mix of the lash/TLS/tornado system that we already have. So it's a three piece unit. Is it faster than TLS?
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Okay, now I'll tell you that the caps for the pro version are being re-worked. Instead of going across the joint as they do now they will be turned 90 degrees . . . the long side will parallel the joint. We won't have pictures of the new cap for a week or so.

Everything is made in Italy for the MLT company which is owned by Mick, Ernie and a third partner.

The thin portion of the straps are ss, and Brian has it right . . . 1/64 in. thick. There are two holes in the metal that go over little plastic knobs on the foot thingys. The plastic shears off and the entire strap is retrieved.

For the pro series there are ss inserts that go into the caps that will extend their life almost indefinitely. I don't know yet what the final price will be to pros, but the number of parts that must be re-purchased is 1 -- the little foot thingy. That makes the MLT system the least expensive of them all on a permanent basis.

There are several different base plates to accommodate different types of tile. There is also a rubber bushing that protects delicate tiles (polished stone) from being marred by the plastic caps.

Everything has been thought of. The caps can be removed at any stage without forfeiting any parts. There is a slot in the side of the cap that allows you to simply move it sideways to disengage it from the strap.

Mick and Ernie will find this thread and answer in depth questions.
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I think a lot of questions will have to be answered after guys get them and start using it.


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The caps can be removed at any stage without forfeiting any parts.
I really like this feature of the system.
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Everything has been thought of.
Riiiiight.
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The little foot thingys otherwise known as base plates.
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I'm ready, send some my way!

Nice tyw gun!

Man, all that stuff looks pretty intense.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:41 PM   #23
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What does mlt stand for?
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:01 PM   #24
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I was ready to pull the trigger on the TLS next week but I may hold off now.Pretty impressive stuff.I have some large format natural stone coming up and would like to try a leveling system.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:29 PM   #26
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Interested more in the price of the "foot thingies" more than the rest of it. I dont mind paying for tools i can reuse.
Paying for more straps is the worst part of the tls. I still use them all the time though
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I don't understand the need for so many different foot plates.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:39 PM   #28
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Looks very innovative!

I can't wait to get my hands on some!!!
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:50 PM   #29
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The MLT system will be very competitive in pricing, at the end this was designed to be friendly economically to the installers, we got you guys covered first, as we never forgot where we come from. MLT stand for mechanical lippage tuning system, if you look on top of the cap there is a slid where a stainless steel insert can be slide in when the plastic grabbers will wear out after several dozen of uses. Straps and caps are designed to last a very long long time saving you money and still giving a very hi quality tool to the method. Production will be starting in tw two continent first ( Italy for Europe and USA for America and the rest of the world) by next year we hope to have production in four continents, cutting further carbon footprint and make the system widely available. Also we wanted to make a product that was responsible and friendly to the enviroment.

Thank you guys.

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Thanks mick,

Always found the tails of tls straps such a waste. Meaning more environmentaly than cost. Glad to see that adressed
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