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Unread 05-25-2014, 05:54 PM   #1
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MK-EZ Profiler

I saw the MK-EZ Profiler at Coverings and ordered it from Stonetooling. It's a brand new tool and I'm hoping it works well.

I'll be using it in a couple of weeks and should have more to report. I haven't even put it together yet.

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Unread 05-25-2014, 06:06 PM   #2
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Looking forward to hearing how it works as I may be in the market for one.
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Unread 05-25-2014, 09:33 PM   #3
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Me too ^
I saw it on Contractors Direct before and it caught my attention. Not sure if Tile tools or stone tooling sell it.

On a recent job I used some profiled baseboards. They painted?stained? Colored the edge somehow to closely(ish) match the tile face. Whatever they did to color it was very durable, couldnt wash or even scratch it off. (Was porcelain)
If I could figure out how they did that it would make this machine much more attractive!
Anyone have any ideas? Maybe its a common thing for all I know.
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I've never seen one, but I bet it's loud.
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looks like its works pretty easily, but so does a profile wheel on your wet saw.
and I'm with cx on the noise. I have the MK-770 in the mid 90's and it burnt up.
it was lucky because I was just about to throw it in the dumpster because it was too loud.
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Thought I'd finally update this thread. The short version is that it's not perfect but it works.

Cons:
It's somewhat difficult to push the tile through and get a consistent edge but it can be done. There was definitely a learning curve in this regard.
I feel like there's a couple of minor design flaws but nothing that is that big of a deal.

Pros:
It's not as loud as you would think. It doesn't scream like the little MK saws.
It's light and portable- somewhere around 30 lbs I believe.
It puts a consistent repeatable profile on a tile and does it for under $1000.



Here's a photo of the machine one of my remodel projects in Sammamish, WA.

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Here's one of the design flaws. When the pump is in the bolt actually rests on it. It actually holds the frame of the machine up off the water tray. It's not much- maybe 1/16th of an inch but I just don't see how they don't catch this before putting the machine on the market.

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Here's one of the early attempts at bullnosing. The first day of trying it out was very frustrating.

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But things got better and I figured a couple of things out to get it to work well. Here's the finished result.

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It's no Raimondi Bulldog but it doesn't cost $4000 and weigh 150 lbs either. It's a portable machine capable of putting a consistent bullnose profile on a tile.

It's not perfect but ultimately it does what it's supposed to do.
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Thanks Jim.
Im still a bit interested in this tool. Appreciate the info.

Have you tried many different materials?
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No. The only thing I've tried so far is 3/8" porcelain which should be about the hardest stuff that I would run through there.
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Im curious what it would do with stone tile. Probably still need a good polishing, but think It should make an edge quickly
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E Z profiler

Thinking about getting one of these,the specs say it will only do tile up to 18 inches long,is this true, thanks
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I don't know why it says it can only do 18 inches. I bullnosed the 24 inch side of several tiles and there's nothing preventing pushing something bigger through.

I actually thought doing the 24 inch tiles were easier because you had more tile to run along the fence.
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God to know you can do bigger tile, I use a profile wheel on my dewalt which works ok with tile up to 12 inches or so but not so great on bigger tile, thanks for the info Jim
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