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  1. Jimbobble

    Jimbobble Active Member

    Got a bargain job lot of tools off gumtree the other day & was interested to find a Genesis dry cutter in there.
    Never heard of them but seems OK quality for a budget cutter.
    Anybody else got any experience with them?
    Bearings roll good on solid rails, guides are useless and extension legs look a flimsy and missing one rubber foot. Takes RUBI cutter & spring bed seems of decent(ish) quality.
    Also while I'm on it anybody got or used a Montolit or a Battipav?
    Ta,
    Jim.
     
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  2. Pro Tiler Tools

    Pro Tiler Tools TF Official Sponsor

    Location:
    Northampton
    Hi Jim,

    Is it this one?
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    If so, for the money and the quality of cut you can get its probably the best porcelain cutter you can get for under £100.00 inc vat, we sell quite a few of them mainly to diy users but never had a complaint yet :)

    Sam
     
  3. John Benton

    John Benton Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Leeds
    Yep I've got a battipav 750 cutter, heavy as hell but will cut anything
     
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  4. mike s

    mike s Active Member

    Location:
    Leeds
    yeah ive got that model its on its last legs now though
     
  5. Jimbobble

    Jimbobble Active Member

    The gennys ok as a back up, couldn't get through some porcelain on saturday so wouldn't depend on it. Been playing with a monti today & am pretty sold on their new stuff. Sigma or a monti for my next upgrade of the toys! Moving away from the Rubi stuff unfortunatly, think they need to up their game a little. Battipav look good too but no one up north stocks them for a test drive.
     
  6. Jimbobble

    Jimbobble Active Member

    & on the genesis; could really feel the bars bending way beyond anything I'd be comfortable doing any work in front of a customer with!
     
  7. antonio

    antonio Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    italy
    I do not recommend battipav.
    Bought 2 and sold immediately.
    Better rubi, than battipav.
     
  8. Adey1980

    Adey1980 Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Caerphilly
    I had a genesis dry cutter for nearly a year, struggled with some porcelain tiles and eventually the bearings popped on it and it was not cutting straight.
    I went and had a look at a montolit and bought the masterpuima 63, what a cutter I highly recomend
     
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  9. Gareth Raines

    Gareth Raines Active Member

    Location:
    bolton
    Please could you tell me what you didnt like.
    As im in between a x pro or a monti

    Thanks
     
  10. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    BELFAST
    They're simply not as good as Sigmas I'll bet will be a large part of Antonio's answer and he'd be absolutely correct.
     
  11. antonio

    antonio Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    italy
  12. antonio

    antonio Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    italy
    +/ - :)
     
  13. antonio

    antonio Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    italy
    The xpro 160 cuts well,
    But the metric bar are three screwed pieces.
    And is very dancer. We must always mark the cuts, to be sure.
    Xpro 60 .... left me speechless ...
    All the cuts, banana, curved.
    I spent 2 hours of time adjusting the screws without results.
    It can not be compared to montolit.
    Montolit the can compare to sigma.
     
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