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Unread 01-17-2021, 07:01 PM   #1
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Tomecanic Supercut 35 question

The Tomecanic 35 lists a 35” max cut length. That is tantalizingly close to the 35.401” that I need for some 36” nominal tile. Does anyone have experience with trying to cut 36” nominal tile on one of these? Is there 35” limit a true 35”? Seems sort of weird for a cutter of that dimension to not be able to cut 36” tile?
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Unread 01-19-2021, 12:06 AM   #2
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What size floor do you have to tile? And how cut up is the floor plan?
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Unread 01-19-2021, 11:48 AM   #3
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I don't really know how to describe that. It's a 2750 sq. ft. house, 2 story, and I am tiling the ground floor. It's not cut up too bad I don't think. The 36" tile is planned for every room except for the kitchen, mud room, and bathrooms. These tiles are smaller, so not a problem to fit in the cutter. I'm curious, how is this connected to whether a Tomecanic 35 will cut a 35.401" tile?
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...I'm curious, how is this connected to whether a Tomecanic 35 will cut a 35.401" tile?
It doesn't directly. But I was wondering the same question he asked. I can't speak for Christopher, be we are both pros and know that most floors can be installed with an angle grinder and relatively small snapper, as all or nearly all the cuts are completely hidden under millwork. And if we share that knowledge, it may give you the perspective you need to really weigh your "need" for such a large and expensive tool.

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I am a homeowner who has done some tile work. I have a tile professional friend. I tiled an entire house several years ago, including a walk in shower, tub surround, kitchen backsplashes, etc., and he sold me on using a snap cutter. I used a Tomecanic 29 for as many cuts as possible, and I think it made the job more efficient. It made great cuts on the few cuts that are exposed, which is sort of a pet peave of mine. I’m in the planning stages now, but I’m pretty sure I’m going to have a couple of exposed rip cuts on the 36” tiles.
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Well, if you've got exposed cuts, that warrants a good snapper or tilesaw cut. I'm always up for more tools. Is there a change to the pattern or something that will expose a cut edge?

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Transitioning from the "living" areas, with the 36" plank tile, to the "wet" areas, with a different type of tile, will probably result in exposed edges. I haven't laid it all out yet (we don't close on the house until Feb 8), so I'm not sure. There is also the ease (and lack of mess compared to the saw) with which the snap cutter would do those long rips (and all the cross cuts), whether they are hidden by trim or not. I can put the snap cutter on a table and work right across the room, moving it as I go, keeping it close by. I usually go out into the garage or outside to cut with the saw, just because of the mess.
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Was asking to see if a bridge saw would fit your needs or if a larger snapper would serve you well based on your needs. I don’t have experience with the Tomecanic, I have a 36” sigma it has a few inches extra to allow for a nominal 36” Tile. I’ve used rubí in the past, here’s a link says up to 40” for the 36” model. And has a better price point than Montelit & Sigma.
https://www.acmetools.com/shop/tools/rubi-tools-12999r
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