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Old 10-24-2004, 10:56 PM   #1
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Fancy Cutting Saws

I'm Looking For Some Info. On Where To Look For Special Saws,to Cut Designs ,pattern,logos On Glass ,tile,stone.maybe Someone Could Advise Me Where To Start.my Free Time I Like To Cut And Make All Sorts Of Things With My Unused Tiles. I've Made Outlet Plates ,alsorts Of Designs Animals,etc.i'm Looking For The Tool To Make Shaping Alot Faster And Easyer.i've Made Small Houses Cut Chairs Out Of Slate For There Porchs .just Having Fun ..phil
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Old 10-24-2004, 11:25 PM   #2
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Hi Phil,

Try a diamond wet bandsaw.

http://www.denverglass.com/gs-50.html


I've seen tilers and stained glass people use the taurus ring saw for difficult cuts. The taurus does have some drawbacks though.
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Old 10-26-2004, 07:52 PM   #3
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Band Saw Wet Cutting

Mhi What Are The Drawbacks That I Should Know .i Had A Bandsaw With A Sepurating Blade It Did A Great Job.it Just Didn't Hold Up As Good As It Should Have.i'm Looking For A Better Saw That Will Last Awhile.thanks For The Responce I'll Check On A Tauras Saw .phil
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Old 10-26-2004, 10:47 PM   #4
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Phil,

The drawbacks with the Taurus saw are that they are slow, the blade is expensive and wears out fast. It will do the job, but you wouldn't want to use it for every cut. Its more like a last resort saw when nothing else will make the cut.

The band saw would be more productive, but I'm sure its not cheap.
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Old 10-26-2004, 11:54 PM   #5
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Mhi I Did Find Out The Blades Where High But If I Used Ice Water It Added Life To The Blade.thank For The Help I'll Chechout The Taurus.the Saw I've Used Didn't Hold Up As Good As The Blades Did If That Tells You Something About The Saw.thanks And I'll Give Taurus A Closer Look .phil
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Old 10-27-2004, 05:51 AM   #6
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http://www.diamondsaws.com/dl7000.cfm

DL7000 Specifications
Maximum Horsepower 3/4 HP
Motor Shaft RPM 1400 RPM
Legnth (with table)
38"
Height
48"
Weight
162 lbs. (73.5 kg)
Table Size 20" x 20"
Throat Depth 13"
Blade Length 94.25"
Blade Thickness 0.025" (0.64 mm)
Blade Depth 0.30" (7.5 mm)
Minimum Radius Cut 1/2" - 3/4"
Max. Cutting Thickness 1 1/2" marble/granite
Cutting Speed 3/4" Marble 8"/minute
Recirculating Water Pump Included

The Diamond Laser 7000 Leaves No Stone Uncut!
Designed for the shop setting, this wet band saw makes precision cuts through marble, granite and tile with ease. The DL7000 is an excellent time saver for fabricators working in marble and granite. It’s also a great money saver for tile contractors making intricate pattern designs or cuts around fixtures – no more Waterjet prices!

The DL7000’s sturdy design stands up to even the heaviest shop use. The easy-to-use adjustment controls gets you cutting quickly, and the large two wheel design creates a 13” throat depth to accommodate tiles up to 2’ wide. There are no other saws like the Diamond Laser Band Saws on the market! DL7000 includes one long-lasting diamond steel blade, instructional manual, toll free customer service line and 1 year warranty.
Diamond Laser 7000 $1595
Replacement Blade $159

I would already own one if it were made by FELKER
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Old 10-27-2004, 12:32 PM   #7
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Hey Todd-- does this thread sound familiar? I was about to recommend the same saw!
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Old 10-27-2004, 04:46 PM   #8
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If you have about 100k you can get a real nice small water jet set up!
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Old 10-27-2004, 07:28 PM   #9
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Oh yeah-- POCKET CHANGE!! I'll take it out of next week's check.
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Old 10-28-2004, 06:10 AM   #10
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100,000.00 and a water jet.Man i could really screw up some tile then
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Old 10-28-2004, 11:37 AM   #11
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Todd-- you missd the boat. It's either OR!! (I'll take the 100K, and buy the DL7000!)
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Old 10-29-2004, 09:50 AM   #12
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Check out the Gemini Saw Company web site. I own the Revolution ring saw works good on circle and radius cuts to slow for every day straight lay tile work costs around $1200. I purchased mine over the net from Contractor's direct.

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Old 02-26-2016, 10:15 AM   #13
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gemini apollo saw

I am looking at getting the Gemini Apollo saw for doing intricate cuts and shaping.. it is a lower end version of the Gemini Revolution.. smaller motor and smaller ring blade.. anyone have experience with this product?

to add to this question.. any suggestions for doing intricate cuts in body of tlle without having to cut access route from edge of tile? ( the Gemini Taurus T3 has a ring blade that separates so you drill hole than put blade in.. snap blade together and get busy.. ) this is an even lower end version of the apollo.. more for glass but apparently works on tile as well..
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