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Unread 09-15-2013, 08:48 AM   #1
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I've been following, and reading the forums for a while now, and I'm about to begin my first tile project which will include two new construction bathrooms(Floors, Showers). The tile size is undetermined, but probably 12x12, or 18x18 and 1x1 mosaics. I will also be installing Schluter Ditra, and Kerdi. For now I'm needing help with equipment choice. Here is my list I have so far any input is greatly appreciated, I'm not set on any of this but plan on ordering within a couple days:

QEP 24" Bridge Saw 83200 or any other recommended
Makita Grinder 9557PBX1
Razor 8" Wet Blade
Marshalltown Trowel 1/4x1/4x3/8 SN ; 1/2x1/2 SN ; 1/4x3/16 VN
Rubi 1/8x1/8 for Kerdi; and 3/16x3/16 for Ditra
Marshalltown Tile Setter Trowel
Marshalltown Xtralite Finishing Trowel
Marshalltown Grout Float
Grout Sponge

I'm hoping to get everything I need in one order so your help is greatly appreciated.

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Unread 09-15-2013, 09:01 AM   #2
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safety glasses, a mixer, levels, buckets, beer

Not sure you need a saw that big, but lots of reading on here about saws.
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Unread 09-15-2013, 10:04 AM   #3
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1/2" drill/mixer. Harbor Freight has a good deal on a "D Ring" variable speed mixer for under $40. Get the spiral mixer for it at Lowe's. About $20.
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Welcome, Josh.

That's a pretty lightweight angle grinder for tile work. If you want Makita, which I think is a good thing to want, I'd recommend the 9565CV. Twice the price; more than twice the tool.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Unread 09-15-2013, 03:24 PM   #5
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I have to agree with Cx. The grinder he recommended is a hoss and will last you a long time. It has variable speed which helps, sometimes you need a slower grinder.
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Has anyone used the QEP 24" Bridge Saw? Is there any other saw in the sub $400 price range I should consider? Have I listed the basic sized trowels that should cover most of the work? Thanks for the recommendations so far I will be looking into the mixer and larger grinder.

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RIDGID 7 in. Tile Saw with Stand

Model # R4030S..

i have this saw..it works great for the price..plus its light only 30lbs
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