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Unread 05-02-2013, 08:55 PM   #1
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Rubi TR and TX

What are the major differences between the two cutters.I was looking at the Speed 62 but then started checking out the TR600 S.Then I started looking at the TX series.

I want something that will snap 24s and 1x1 tiles.
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Unread 05-02-2013, 09:15 PM   #2
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I don't know about the speed 62, or the TR series first hand, but I do own the TX-900, and it will snap a 36" tile, or a 24" on diagonal. It has (1200?) lbs of breaking strength and is pretty much the best tile snapper out there. Get your wallet out though, it's expensive!
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Unread 05-03-2013, 05:48 AM   #3
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Get the TX-N, the TR is old technology, though it does work.

as to cutting mosaics, tyou'll need a rubber sheet for your machine,

http://tiletools.com/us/rtc-mosakit%...e-cutting-mat/



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I'm a fan of the TX series as well. A bit pricey but I haven't had a customer not like them after taking it home.
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Unread 05-03-2013, 08:35 PM   #5
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So thats the difference.The TX is newer technology.
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Correct me if wrong...but I think the way you listed them is older to newer technology, yes, but to me the big difference between the TR and TX is the vertical flat bar under each of the rails that help with breaking force and the wider feet for dispersing the pressure point further out from center.

As with any cutter, there is a learning curve, but comparing them at Coverings the TX seemed clunky with the added features. We have a TR and maybe it's just what I am used to, but I will say that our TR has broken at the handle right at the point of the cutting wheel shaft when too much pressure was applied to a large piece of porcelain. So maybe the TX is the better choice for big tiles?
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I think one huge difference is that the TR doesn't have the additional breaker bars under the rails like the TXN does.

I finally broke down and bought the TX900N and am very pleased with it. The first project I had it on I was snapping 18x18 3/8" thick porcelain on diagonal. I've been very impressed with it.

I've never tried the TR.

edit: looks like Brad beat me to it.
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Also, you might check Stonetooling's site. Seems to me they had a pretty good deal on the TX900N last time I checked.

I see there's a new easy-to-find tab for them too.
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Unread 05-04-2013, 06:37 AM   #9
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I just need to decide and pull the trigger
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Brian i have the TR-600s and i don't think it will work as nice as the newer ones. If you wanna talk about it PM me and i will give u my cell #
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I see there's a new easy-to-find tab for them too.
I wonder how that happened?!
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You guys really make my job easy!!
AS you said, the bars are the main difference. The TR has two solid steel bars, and the breaker has been designed to apply 1300Lbs (which is usually enough for most porcelains).
The TX has the two extra support bars, and the breaker applies 2200Lbs which means that they will cut pretty much anything.
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I really need to make a decision.
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How could this not sell you on it?
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One thing that I will add is that I was cutting those thick porcelain 18's and snapping them was effortless. I had anticipated putting a lot of force into it but it seriously didn't take any more effort than 6x6 cermamics on my old snap cutter.

I save a lot of time not having to run up and down the stairs for every cut. The downside is that the cutter takes up a lot of room. It's over 3 feet and the cross guide is probably about 3 feet. My current job I have it set up on the tub deck but it's pretty big for a hall bath.
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