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Unread 06-01-2006, 11:28 AM   #1
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Ordered my TM-75 today from Construction Complete

I finally set aside enough $ to order a TM-75 from Construction Complete just 10 minutes ago. In addition I ordered the 3/8" profile wheel so I can cut & profile the limestone baseboard that will go around 400 sq ft of 13x13 porcelain I put down in a friend's living room (wine room actually).

I would have loved to grab the FTS-150, but that's a bit more than I could spare right now. I'm hoping to post pictures by next weekend.

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Unread 06-01-2006, 11:33 AM   #2
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Just saw the order Scott, thanks much. It's in the works. Don't forget the pichers.
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Unread 06-01-2006, 11:42 AM   #3
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Jim,
Thanks for the reply. I just received a phone call from a CC rep, thanking me for the order and letting me know that he wouldn't recommend using the profile wheel for more than 10 or 12 feet of profiling work on the TM-75. He'd hate for me to burn the tile saw and it's 3/4 hp motor while using the profile wheel. They're going to send me a revised receipt for the saw itself. At least I can cut the limestone...will have to figure out what to do for the bullnose now. Wow, now that's what I call service!
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Unread 06-02-2006, 08:32 AM   #4
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Way to go Construction Complete for advising against the profile wheel. That's good service.

A profile wheel simply won't work on that saw....for another reason. There is no depth of cut adjustment on a TM-75. The 6" wheel will sit high above the cart's surface (on a 8" saw) with no way to lower it into position over the tile.
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Unread 06-02-2006, 08:52 PM   #5
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Update...

Mike,

Thanks for the insight. I thought about this briefly after talking with Rick at CC and did a bit more investigating as well.

It's been just over 24 hours since the saw was shipped from Olathe, KS. I was amazed to find out that it's already made it's way to within 14 miles of my house! I knew FedEx was quick, but I've never had ground service this quick...now if they only delivered on Saturday without an extra charge...

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Unread 06-02-2006, 08:57 PM   #6
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My TM-75 came from Construction Complete lickety-split as well.
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Scott,

You can bullnose limestone fairly easily if you have a variable speed grinder and a set of diamond polishing pads. If not, then you can take it to a fabricator and they'll do it for you. The pads run $125-150, but cheaper ones can be found on eBay. I would highly recommend the dry pads. (easier for a beginner and don't require the specialized grinder)

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Unread 06-03-2006, 12:27 AM   #8
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Hi Scott,

Like Brian said, you can bullnose yourself without a profile wheel using a variable speed grinder.
With a soft stone like Limestone, Marble, Soapstone,Onyx I usually use the velcro sandpaper (Alpha pads) #80,120,240,400,600 (for a polished edge) and reserve my diamond pads for granite and porcelain.

A honed finish can be achieved by stopping at 400 (or 320) and hitting it with an acid based tile cleaner (and baking soda wash or neutralizer) or muratic acid (10 or 20:1 ; water:acid) and baking soda/water wash.

hope this helps and enjoy your new saw

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Woo hoo!

I just picked up my new TM-75. Before I yank everything out of the box, I was wondering if it would be beneficial for me to punch a hole in the lid of a 5 gal bucket so I can put the pump in there (while it's in use, of course) instead of clogging the pump & filter with tile remnants/dust? Any thoughts? I'm going to do a trial run this weekend on a few pieces of the limestone. Hopefully I will have decided if I want to take on the task of bullnosing myself or it I'll call on someone here in the metroplex to do the honors.

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Nice delivery time...4 days, including the weekend.
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Unread 06-06-2006, 07:35 AM   #11
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So should I expect my FTS-150 ordered yesterday (06/03) to arrive here in California in time for the weekend?

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It's quite possible Chris as your saw should be shipped from the Dimas/Electrolux warehouse in California.

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I'm betting it'll make it, Chris. The only thing that delays shipments sometimes is unavailability. Doubt that's the case right now.

Putting the pump in a bucket of water is something that a lot of pros do. I'm not one of them. I'm too slovenly.
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Unread 06-06-2006, 07:32 PM   #14
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I got a call from the trucking company today - it will be delivered tomorrow. That is within 48 hours of placing the order. Tough to complain about that!

And John, even the guys at Home Despot advise putting the pump in bucket of clean water.

Is the FTS-150 shipping with a more reliable pump? I read here there were some issues with the pump for a time? I only ask because "her indoors" is going to be irriatated if she has to stand pouring water into a funnel connected to the feed tube if the pump fails

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