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Unread 10-06-2015, 05:34 PM   #1
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Rubi DX 250 1000

im in the market for a rail saw and have kinda narrowed my brand options down to rubi ive been looking long and hard at the dx 250 i like the looks of it especially the fact that its belt drive but it must be a fairly new saw as i cant find any reviews on it just wondering if anyone here has tried it.
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Unread 10-06-2015, 07:39 PM   #2
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I like bridge saws, but 168 pounds... nope, not gonna happen. I am thankful for the light weight saws out there now, we are spoiled for options today aren't we
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Unread 10-06-2015, 07:40 PM   #3
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Charles, if you'll enter rubi into the Advanced Search feature and ask for Titles you'll find most of the Rubi product discussions here, including one on the Rubi DT-250, which looks like a more traditional wet saw.

Is it the DX-250 you're looking at? A rail saw, best I can determine?
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Unread 10-06-2015, 09:17 PM   #4
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It is I'm getting more large format tile jobs these days and cutting and polishing bullnose for the local tile store on the side and my dewalt isnt keeping up any more so was looking for a heavier large capacity saw. I would like a ramondi gladiator but cant afford it now
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Unread 10-06-2015, 09:19 PM   #5
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Still trying to determine if you're looking at the rail saw, or the more traditional cart saw, Charles. Can't tell from your description except that the Gladiator is also a rail saw.
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Unread 10-07-2015, 01:40 PM   #6
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Hi Charles,

I like rail saws. Besides an old 30" Montolit Brooklyn I also have an Imer. I needed a bigger saw for cutting whatever my big score cutters and Montolit saw can't cut. The Imer has a 40" capability but you can actually cut a 48" tile if you play around with it since it fits on the table. The reason I chose this one over the Raimondi Gladiator is the weight. Since I'm a one-man operation (reluctantly), there is no way I can maneuver a 150 to 180 lbs saw up stairs into a customer's bedroom (where I do my finest work. ... ).

http://www.imerusa.com/pdf/Combicut%...000%20Lite.pdf

It's in 3 pieces and sets up fast... plastic tray, the rail/motor/frame combination and the stand. I put a 10" MK Hot Dog blade on it which cuts fairly chip-free and fast in most tiles. It deflects a bit if you go through all at once but if you make couple of passes, a perfect cut ...and perfectly squared out of the box. Motor is quiet, the pump is powerful.

Pros: non-rusting construction, light, accurate and it looks good. Made near Tuscany which is kinda cool.

Cons: I put a thicker blade on it for miter cuts and one time for pavers and slabs and it touched the guard so I removed half the guard when using the thicker blade. Fasteners get rusty.

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In that photo I was cutting a Colorker 24x48 tile that you couldn't score and snap due to 2 glazes on it so all cuts had to be done on the wet saw. The spill tray was a good buy. Also, it doesn't spray everywhere.

Overall, great saw. For its weight class, there is no competition.
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Unread 10-07-2015, 01:45 PM   #7
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To direct the water run-off into a spill tray I set the saw up with a level on it, shimming up the stand so that it is tilted slightly toward the front and right. No spills!
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Unread 10-07-2015, 06:46 PM   #8
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This is the saw i'm talking about.
http://www.contractorsdirect.com/529...-1000-Rail-Saw
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Looks good. I like belt drive. It's heavy though at 167 lbs and in one piece to carry. If the weight is not an issue I'd spring for the Raimondi Gladiator 41" instead. You should find out if the new Rubi is made in China or Spain; the cheaper rail saws with the steel tray are made in China or Taiwan. I haven't seen this new one in person yet. The Gladiator looks like the best one to me.
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Unread 10-08-2015, 06:57 AM   #10
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I really like the black tray. Great idea. How big is it? Heavy duty? How long have you used it?
I have the Gladiator. It is a great saw, but very heavy. Hard for one man to move around.

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Unread 10-08-2015, 07:17 AM   #11
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Hi Matt,

It's unbreakable and pretty thick. 40x40 and 5" high. I bought it when I got the Imer saw last year. It's not cheap at $100 but it'll keep floors clean and dry and will last forever. The one for my smaller saw is 15 years old.

http://www.newpig.com/pig/CA/pig-uti...hop_by_product
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Sorry, that was the Canadian site. So, it's about $75.

http://www.newpig.com/pig/US/pig-uti...nt-tray-pak922
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