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Unread 12-17-2003, 11:10 PM   #1
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Check what I bought today...

Okay, call me stupid, but I just purchased this saw today without even trying it. From what I hear, it is a really good saw. I think the pull feature sould be a lot less strenuos on my arms. Anyone tried one or seen one up close. They seem to be made of the top materials. The cutting wheel is made of Titanium...

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Unread 12-17-2003, 11:33 PM   #2
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Mmmm, Curtis?

I don't think that's a saw.
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Unread 12-18-2003, 12:03 AM   #3
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Is'nt that the cutter that cuts wavy cuts?
Well I would'nt know if your stupid or not but I am glad you brought it cuz I'm in the market for a new cutter myself and was wondering about the monolit....let us know how it works.
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Unread 12-18-2003, 08:46 AM   #4
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Never seen one used...but it looks REALLY fast !
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Unread 12-18-2003, 06:21 PM   #5
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Well I would'nt know if your stupid

JC did you take some rude pills today?
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Unread 12-18-2003, 07:46 PM   #6
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Seriously I think Ruby makes a klinker board that claims..claims to cut cirles out of floor tiles.

I have used a clinker board on limestone once in a real pinch and it worked. well, Kindof worked.
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Unread 12-18-2003, 08:32 PM   #7
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No,no,no I did not mean it that way...it was late and maybe it came out wrong but I certainly did not mean it is any derogatory manner..please don' take it wrongly.
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Unread 12-18-2003, 10:22 PM   #8
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Very nice cutter.

I bought one at the show in Orlando in March and I truly love it. It saves a lot of time and is very user friendly. The only downside is its size. When I'm working by myself it seems I'm always struggling to find a place where its close but not in my way. But all in all a top notch tool .

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Unread 12-18-2003, 11:37 PM   #9
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How do you find the pull method of scoring the tile? The way is breaks the tile seems like it's also a really nice feature...is the durability standing up? Any tips for me?
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Unread 12-19-2003, 07:07 AM   #10
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"If you've got the curves, I've got the angles". Wolfman was a tilesetter, I'm sure of it. At least a helper.

I know that some models of snap cutters, such as Rubi, can cut curves in floor tiles and you can make a circle out of them. I'd be interested to see the design of the cutter that would make larger (6"+) holes out of one tile. The platter on it would have to be huge.
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Unread 12-19-2003, 09:05 AM   #11
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Like anything it takes alittle time getting used to - the pull method that is - but once you get it you can roll with it. Durability? I'd call it excellent. They sent me a little tube of wd-40 and as long as you keep it lubed i can't forsee any problems. This is the 4th cutter I've had and this one rocks. If it wears out before I do I'll get another.
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Hey, Dan, I don't think I met you at Coverings -- met a lot of people. Why didn't you stop by the CTEF booth and say hi? You could have helped me keep old Dave G. straight.
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Unread 12-20-2003, 06:01 PM   #13
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Curtis, how much did it cost and where'd ya get it? I'm looking for something to cut this darn hard Crossville porcelain that I use. I had a Rubi TX700 and it had some trouble.

I like their website with the web page buttons that look like NEMA 4 pushbuttons on a control panel. Reminds me of my previous life building packaging machinery...well I digress.
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Unread 12-21-2003, 02:23 PM   #14
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Well, I got it from http://www.holtenimpex.com. I received a message from a forum user "Ron" who's brother Dave works or owns the store. It was $295 Canadian plus shipping. The best price I could find in my area was $365. It is supposed to score porcelin tiles with it's titanium bit with no problems...stand by for the results, I don't have it yet
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Unread 01-06-2004, 11:00 PM   #15
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Well let me tell you, that cutter is outstanding. Fast (once you get the hang of it) and very accurate. I have yet to try it on Porcelain, but the quality is second to none that I've seen. The only down side is the size. It's a little big for small spaces...
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