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Unread 03-16-2012, 10:04 PM   #1
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Rubi TX-900-N Help

Ok, so my new cutter arrived today, and the instruction/illistrations are lacking a little IMO, so I have a couple questions.

The clamp that holds down the miter bar, I see a threaded hole, but have searched the case all over and don't see anything resembling an adjustable stopper that is supposed to go in it. (See picher below)

Also, the spring loaded 15 degree plunger, when you find a fixed position you want to use (ie. 15*, 30* 45* etc.) and you push this plunger down, is it supposed to stay down, or is it merely for the accuracy of knowing you are there, and then it pops back up after using the clamp on the miter bar to hold it in position?
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Unread 03-16-2012, 10:45 PM   #2
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What, you don't like Rubi instructions? But there's all those pictures!

Not sure what to tell ya on the clamp as I have the TI and yours looks a little different. Mine isn't adjustable at all tho.

The plunger is for exactly as you described. Its only to find the position then it pops back up. I still square mine up with a speed square though as I don't find it to be totally accurate.
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I'm trying to not really wake up yet.. I suppose I'm going to have to go out in the garage and open the case..... in a little bit. More coffee...

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Unread 03-17-2012, 07:22 AM   #4
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I got it figured out. That is the "stopper", just needed to put more muscle behind loosening the lock nut. Test drove it on some Eleganza 12x12 this morning, I like it much gooder than my Felker FPC-19
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Unread 09-19-2012, 06:28 PM   #5
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check out my new Ruby

its a TX900 cost the thick end of a grand....
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Just like mine, you're going to be a very happy tile snapper!!


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Unread 09-19-2012, 06:40 PM   #7
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my old one was a 600 but tiles are getting to big for it
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And without the second set of straight bars in it to prevent flex the tiles are getting too damn hard. Same reason I retired my old 600. Enjoy! I'll toast your purchase with a fine 8% abv imperial lager from the hippie liberal state of Vermont.!!

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Unread 09-19-2012, 07:15 PM   #9
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doesn't that rinky dink little handle break ?

I know Jeff (Silvercitytile) broke them a few times.
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Only if you're a bull in a porcelain shop.
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More than once Brian but replacements are cheap and easy to fix i love my Rubi
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guess I'm used to the thick handle of my Ishii's.
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After having my cutter for a while now, I have found I can't use it on the majority of the tiles I install. A lot of the Marazzi porcelains break crooked (fish hook) when I try to snap them. It works really well on all the ceramics I put in it though. I hate installing Marazzi tile as a whole though. Most the time when I am using my angle grinder to cut out outlets, toilet flange holes, etc., they always break. Sometimes by a miracle, two or three tiles will break when trying to cut them, but then I will get one that doesn't break...until after I install it. It is frustrating to set that cut tile, then a couple minutes later to hear that faint sound of a "pop", and you realize what just happened.
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Hey Craig-I sent you a PM about the TS-60.Did u not get it?
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I bought one of these cutters and the instructions are horrible (all pictures).

What do you guys do to keep them in good condition? It's not going to ruin anything if I spray the rails with wd-40, will it?
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