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Unread 04-26-2012, 05:43 PM   #61
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Well, after some thought, um, prolly too much thought, I decided on this guy after all: http://www.amazon.com/Lackmond-WTS95.../dp/B0038MSURC Must be fairly new to the market since I can't find any reviews on it, so I be the guinea pig I guess. I'll be sure to report back once I get to try it out.

It's still compact/lightweight but has more capacity and features than the tm-75 did. Seems like peoples thoughts on the Mk exp-370 are mixed, so figured I'd take a chance on an unknown. Plus, it's pretty hard to argue with the price of the Lackmond... Wish me luck!
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Unread 04-26-2012, 05:50 PM   #62
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Hey Brad!! i feel your pain with the imer...'bout ready to turn it into a goddam boat anchor, or maybe have an old fashion lynching :X


I have the lowes version of the saw you bought. its loud as hell, but, if you manage your expectations, it is a good little saw. the tray will bind on you if you push more with your left hand vs your right. actually, try to always push the tray with your right hand right over the rail. i think its good enough for the smaller projects.
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Unread 04-26-2012, 06:26 PM   #63
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Please let us know, i just sold my qep rail saw, 1st generation, I believe, great saw got about 10 yrs out of it, needed constant adjustment though. My felker tile master just got dismantled for parts and my felker tile master xl just won't fit in a bathroom.
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Unread 04-27-2012, 06:04 AM   #64
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http://www.contractorsdirect.com/Til...7-Wet-Tile-Saw

At 43 lbs I think the setups better than any grinder motor type saw.

Best built, compact, light weight, wet tile saw. Meant for everyday use unlike grinder motor wet tile saws
Free combination 45/90° rip guide, 7" Premium tile blade, and 45° miter guide
Compact, rugged frame assembly - sturdy steel frame design yet portable and easy to transport (43 lbs.) and store
Motor - UL/CSA approved 115V, 1 HP 15 Amp belt driven electric motor with thermal overload protection
Water pan - high impact thermal plastic tray that will not rust nor bend out of shape
Conveyor cart - rugged cast aluminum table with heavy duty injected molded rubber padding. Industrial ball bearing rollers ensure smooth, precise cart movement
Water Pump - powerful, maintenance free submersible pump provides high volume water flow.
Water Cooled Blade Shaft Bearing Assembly - high flow water recirculating system designed to keep crucial bearing components running cooler
Aluminum Blade Guard - hardy cast guard designed to evenly distribute water to the blade, and to easily position for blade changes
Support Jigs - combination 45/90° rip guide and 45° miter block included
Features
Lightweight, compact tile saw that provides power plus portability long lasting support and lightweight convenience.
A powerful 1 HP electric motor connects to standard 115V outlets and provides thermal overload protection.
An innovative water-cooled bearing assembly works in conjunction with the water pump to keep key bearing components running cooler.
The thermal plastic water tray reservoir will not rust nor bend out of shape.
The saw comes complete with premium tile blade, high flow water pump, and aluminum angle jigs.

Folding stand not included. ( who would want it when 2 plastic folding saw horses & a chunk of Plywood are cheaper and are already In your tool inventory)
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS

Overall Length 30 in 762 mm
Overall Width 19 in (483 mm)
Overall Height 18 in (457 mm)
Operating Weight 43 lb (20 kg)
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Unread 04-27-2012, 10:21 AM   #65
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Brad, good luck with the new saw! I just ordered one for the showroom today, so make sure you post some feedback on it
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Unread 04-27-2012, 03:53 PM   #66
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Originally Posted by MNtileGuy
Well, after some thought, um, prolly too much thought, I decided on this guy after all: http://www.amazon.com/Lackmond-WTS95.../dp/B0038MSURC Must be fairly new to the market since I can't find any reviews on it, so I be the guinea pig I guess. I'll be sure to report back once I get to try it out.
Lackmond has been around for a long time, I just talked to them at Coverings, nice guys.
but I would have picked a beefier saw then that little grinder one.
are you just cutting wall tile for back splashes with it ?
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Unread 04-28-2012, 08:19 AM   #67
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I intentionally passed on a beefier one as I'll still break out the Imer for anything that requires "more beef". I'm envisioning this as my "go to" saw for 13" by 13"'s or smaller unless it's really hard porcelain or something.

I just liked the light weight and the tilting/plunging head. Guess we'll see. If for some reason it royally sucks, at least I'm not out a ton of $.
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Unread 04-30-2012, 04:11 AM   #68
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See, me and Brian think alike...grinder motor saws just are not very good choices for someone who will use the saw more than a homeowner.
Besides, Any Tileman that Logo's Coffee cups is doing well enough you should listen to him

Yep, I still got it and still use it Brian( when I can get to it before the wifey grabs it)
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Unread 04-30-2012, 04:19 PM   #69
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I had a MK 770 I think it was called back in the mid 90's.
it blew up my ears and workers and then blew up.
it went into the dumpster.
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Unread 04-30-2012, 05:57 PM   #70
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I too think the grinder should not be on a saw. I have a DeWalt. I will have owned this saw for 7 years come May. It has kicked ass and cut everything I have put on its tray. Plus a whole lots of stuf that never should have been on the tray; curb cap, seat top and 24x24 a few times. I have not had the bearing issue. Local shops tell me if I use the DeWalt blade I will be ok. I have ran everything except the DeWalt blade, with great results.. I have packed it into every house I have tiled and usually set it up I the bathroom with me. A sheet of plastic on the floor and a piece about 30" wide on the wall that goes down to the floor. I do need to replace the rubber flap on the back of the saw. One of those items that never should have been cut. If it dies tomorrow, I will replace it with another DeWalt. I feel like I got my money's worth and then some a few times.
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Unread 04-30-2012, 08:06 PM   #71
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If it's a piece of crap, I'll be the first to come back here and admit ya'll told me so. Otherwise,
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Unread 05-03-2012, 07:32 PM   #72
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Unread 05-03-2012, 07:40 PM   #73
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Checked out the Husqvarna TS-60 at Coverings, Andy showed me the saw. I like it would like to try it out. How does that water feature work for anyone who has taken one for a test run?
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Unread 05-03-2012, 09:42 PM   #74
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Jon, I was impressed with the proto type I tried out. And they have really improved it.

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Unread 05-04-2012, 09:20 AM   #75
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Jon, if you check out this thread, you will find a lot more info on the saw. I purchased one a couple weeks ago, and I think it is great. Of all the saws available to me, this was the one I chose. The water containment system is one the main reasons I bought it. There is hardly any water left on the top of the tile after the cut, so less towels needed, and there is no water running off the large format tile onto the floor.

Also, the fact that is is lighter than my Raimondi saw by a long shot, and has wheels on the back for easy transport. Out of the box, it was almost 100% square. It was off about 1/16 on a 24" rip. I am very impressed with the saw, especially for the cost.
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