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Unread 11-12-2008, 11:17 AM   #1
Tileworks
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Target Saw Sliding Tray Modification Question

Hey Target users,

I have had my saw for 3 years and the center rubber strips on the sliding tray have fallen off, as you can see in the attached photo. Instead of gluing them back on, I think I would rather just rip the rest of it off. The larger pieces are starting to lift off, but I need something to accelerate the process :-)

I was thinking of a heat gun, hair dryer, or something. Any of you ever perform this operation?

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Unread 11-12-2008, 11:40 AM   #2
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Bob, just a heads up. Without the rubber pads, your tile will tend to slide around on you a bit when cutting. It makes those "precise" cuts a little tougher to accomplish.
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Unread 11-12-2008, 02:27 PM   #3
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call Target. They will have an answer for you.
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Unread 11-12-2008, 04:45 PM   #4
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My left one, had to be taken off. Started to come loose, and would break the tile every time on the bottom right hand corner when cutting.. Just used some pliers and gave it a good yank.
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Unread 11-12-2008, 05:19 PM   #5
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Back in the good old days saw carts didn't have any rubber on them, and they worked. 'Course we didn't have a lot of big ass porcelain tiles to cut, either.
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Unread 11-12-2008, 07:33 PM   #6
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Hey Bob,I had the EXACT same problem w/my Target tilematic/Husqavarna.What we did was clean both surfaces w/vinegar let it dry really good,and apply X-15(shower pan liner glue) heavily to both sides wait for about 15 seconds,stick it together,and put something heavy and large enough to weigh down all applied surfaces.I thought it would only be temporary fix but its been 2 months.

The only problem was I dont think I got the corners good so the next day I just peeled them up and repeated the same process.

I figured this stuff would work for this problem.Some of it had spilled in my tool box and it stuck the metal bottom of the can to the plastic bottom of the toolbox.It stuck so bad that I just thru the toolbox away!
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Unread 11-12-2008, 09:18 PM   #7
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repairing the trays

I just did some repairs to 3 trays last week. Peeled them back enough to clean it out nice, compressor to blow out all dust, and used some knife-grade
epoxy. Set a case of tile on top of each to keep it nice and flat and they're good as new now. Last repair I did was on a different tray and its still looking
great. That repair was about 3 years ago.
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Unread 11-12-2008, 09:46 PM   #8
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Yup yup. Most of you know I am a Target fan, but the new trays just suck.
My rubber on the 2 center panels is lifting off as well. I used polyester epoxy,
the type slab granite guys use and glued em back on. So far so good. Several years ago I used a mud flap to fix one of the old school smaller trays.
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