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Unread 01-11-2016, 07:26 PM   #1
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Back splash Snap cutter needed.. sigma?

Hey all,

I've tried using the Search feature and to no avail.

What are you guys using for your backsplashes?

I'm in the market for a small snap cutter, since I've been doing a lot of back-splashes lately, and for the most part ,ive been using a small table top wet saw.

I recently picked up the Rubi Practic just because I have the Rubi TS plus and I can interchange the scoring wheels. But the small Rubi just isnt that great. I find that it doesn't glide well on the rails, Ive tried waxing and lube..

but I'm looking for something a little more well built and solid...

I'd be using it mainly for small format tile, glass, glass mosaic mainly 12x12's
but would be interested in a cutter that would do 14-16 diag cuts if that would fit the bill.

It sure would be nice to get Push cutter..

I was looking at the Sigma 3L3M Max but was informed that its not good for small mosaics. hows the Sigma 3L ... anyone use..
I was trying to go back n fourth with a guy on ebay that sells sigmas / ships from Italy but the language barrier makes it a little difficult to converse.

I sure would appreciate any advice you can offer.

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Unread 01-11-2016, 08:18 PM   #2
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Moved you over here where more pro's will chime in. I believe there's a sigma made for mosaics, I'll try and find the thread where it's discussed...
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Unread 01-11-2016, 08:20 PM   #3
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Dino, if you'll type snap cutter into the Advanced Search feature and ask for Titles you'll find a bunch of threads on the subject.

If you similarly type sigma you'll find a lot of threads about that brand, although I didn't see your particular model listed.
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Unread 01-11-2016, 10:03 PM   #4
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Thanks for the move.

CX.... I've tried and not so much is avail from what I can find.

Ive read about the Sigma 3G, 3L those are Pull cutters... not sure if I can swap out with a Max handle and make it a push.
I'd really prefer a push handle.... just to keep the pains away from my wrists and forearm as much as possible.
Thanks again,
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Unread 01-11-2016, 10:04 PM   #5
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So your Rubi TS won't work?
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Unread 01-11-2016, 10:06 PM   #6
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No Sir, no ability to snap individual tiles with it..
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i have the older 5m works a charm

the newer version is
like in the link

http://www.toolacademy.com/index.php...product_id=576
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Unread 01-12-2016, 12:29 AM   #8
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Thanks guys. I found a bunch of old threads about sigmas, but they discontinue the numbers and had trouble figuring out what the new ones were.
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As of now, the Sigma mosaic cutter that would be available would be the 3GMOS. At this point, I'm not sure if it's stocked in the US, but it can be built with the proper parts.

In this case, since you're looking for a max handle, I would purchase the 3G3M and a pair of the conversion tables with the mosaic pads.
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Unread 01-12-2016, 10:13 PM   #10
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Steve,
can you tell me if the Sigma 64B



will fit on the Sigma 3L3M ? it say that it fits the 3L series.
However I notice that their are several different 3L series

if not, Would I be able to use the RTC Mosakitâ„¢ Mosaic Tile Cutting Mat with the 3L3M

I keep going back to the 3L3M just because it seem like a pretty nice universal cutter


For cutting glass mosaic tiles.
Use with Sigma 3G & 3L series tile cutters.
Includes 2x base plates with foam pads.
1 x 14M mosaic scoring wheel included.
Tile cutter not included.
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I have one of those mosaic mats and it doesn't work on my Raimondi. The wheel hits before the breaker bars.
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I do everything on my big sigma T4A. Does 1" tiles just as well as 32"

I recently tried out a Montolit at a store and it looked like a pretty slick machine. That will probably be my next cutter.

http://www.montolit.com/manual-tile-cutter-masterpiuma/
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Unread 01-18-2016, 09:45 PM   #13
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ended up buyinG Sigma 3B3M MAX
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Dino,

Sorry I'm late. The RTC Mosakit Pad will work with the 3BM cutter you ordered.
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all good, appreciate the response. I'll pick one up, TY
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