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Unread 11-07-2005, 10:43 PM   #1
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Lean mean tile settin' machine

I was looking around at Harbor Freight for floor scrapers and found this contraption. Are they serious?

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=93259
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Unread 11-07-2005, 11:55 PM   #2
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All the hassel of spacers with the added bonus of a huge plastic thing-ama-jiggy in your way and gettin pookie all over everything. Hell, it's worthless at twice the price!
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PS: That's just my goofy opinion. I'd actually like to hear from anyone who has used one of these and thought that it helped them.
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Unread 11-08-2005, 12:15 AM   #3
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You won't believe this, but that "thing" was at "Coverings Trade Show" in Orlando earlier this year. That was a joke. They were surrounded by 500,000 sq/ft of serious tile and stone exhibitors and some of the finest, most talented pros around.....then there was that "thing". A few of the pros here had quite a field day with that.
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Kurt, I missed that "thing" at Coverings. You should have clued me in. I did see a couple other gadgets that looked to be equally worthless, though.
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Unread 11-08-2005, 08:08 PM   #5
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I agree, looks worthless.
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Unread 11-08-2005, 08:42 PM   #6
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it should work great, considering tiles never "move" after you lay 'em
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You know I would love to attend a coverings but I live In Rhode Island clue me in as to when it may come close to the North East, It seems to be in the southern states mostly.
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Bill,
Coverings is going to be in Orlando again in 2006. I think they are moving it up to Chicago for 2007, but never heard anything official.
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Unread 11-09-2005, 08:06 AM   #9
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Coverings for 2006 is in Orlando on April 4-7. Starting in 2007 Coverings will be held on alternating years in Chicago at McCormick Place. Those dates are, April 17-20,2007.

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Unread 11-10-2005, 01:44 AM   #10
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Kurt, I missed that "thing" at Coverings. You should have clued me in. I did see a couple other gadgets that looked to be equally worthless, though.
In the booth next to the "thing" was another "thing" that was about twice as worthless (twice as worthless? that came outta my typing finger, don't ask me). It was a chunk of plastic that was a layout transfer tool...or something. "All" you had to do was lay out all your tiles on the floor 6" from the wall and this "thing" would transfer the edge of the wall to the tiles. It was dumb. A compass, chunk of wood, or a cereal box would have served equally well at transfering the lines.

But the eye candy at the booth was phenominal. I mean, supposedly it was. I didn't see nothin'. As far as you know.
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all i can say on that item is LOL.
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