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  1. JON HUME

    JON HUME Active Member

    Location:
    Cheltenham
    Hi
    New to tiling and soon to be taking an NVQ course. I'm starting to think about what tools and kit I need and would like somebody who is in the know to give me a few pointers please.
    Can somebody please advise me on the best tile cutter to purchase to get me on my way in my new trade and additionally any other general tool advice you can provide please?
    Appreciate its quite a wide request, but all help appreciated.
    Many thanks,
    Jon
     
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  2. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Gloucester
    Sigma is the best tile cutter by far... :)
     
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  3. Plan Tec Tiling

    Plan Tec Tiling Administrator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
    Welcome Jon

    To be honest you will not get a definitive answer here. What you will get is a varied and very informative response of a number of time served tilers, which is fine but could be confusing. But below are my recommendations...

    As @Andy Allen@Andy Allen has recommended above, sigma would be my choice (what I have). A Sigma 3C3M is ideal as can cut all ceramics and porcelain.
    A wet cutter is needed too...... again there are lots out there, but a Vitrex cutter would be my choice of first cutter.

    Contact @Pro Tiler Tools@Pro Tiler Tools and they will kit you out
     
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  4. callatiler

    callatiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Would you not be better to attend the course first that way you can figure out what kind and how big of jobs you can commit to confidently to give a paying customer a professional job. This will give you an idea of a basic tool kit required that you can add to as you learn.
     
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  5. JON HUME

    JON HUME Active Member

    Location:
    Cheltenham
    Thanks Andy I'll take a look
     
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  6. JON HUME

    JON HUME Active Member

    Location:
    Cheltenham

    Thanks, appreciate your advice and experience.
     
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  7. JON HUME

    JON HUME Active Member

    Location:
    Cheltenham
    Thanks, I want to build up a basic tool kit and then add to it as my experience allows. I need to get a tile cutter and a wet cutter to do anything so was just seeking some guidance.
     
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  8. Adey1980

    Adey1980 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Caerphilly
    It all depends on your budget as well,
    as new professional tools can be very expensive.
    Everyone on the forum uses different brands of tools which effectively do the same job.
     
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  9. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Lancashire
    Get the best you can afford and look after them.
    It's cheaper in the medium to long term.
    (and makes work more enjoyable)

    My recommendations:
    Sigma 3c3m will cut everything, inc' mosaics.
    A decent grinder (I favour Makita) and a couple of quality blades.
    A basic wet saw, vitrex (screwfix) or norton (CTD)
    Set of levels (laser level not really essential but nice to have)
    Stainless trowels - 6/8/10mm
    Bucket trowel and gorilla tubs / BAL mixing buckets
    A selection of diamond core drill bits (cheapies off Amazon will do to start)
    Safety kit - specs, ear plugs, dust masks, knee pads
    A decent DAB radio (essential in my opinion!)
    Pencils, chinagraphs, sharpies, and a basic tool set
     
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  10. Chris Gibbs

    Chris Gibbs Professional Tiler

    Location:
    North wales
    good luck on your course John
     
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  11. JON HUME

    JON HUME Active Member

    Location:
    Cheltenham
    Thanks Impish, that's just the response I was hoping for. Cheers
     
  12. judge

    judge Professional Tiler

    Don't forget your tiling public liability insurance ;)
     
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  13. JON HUME

    JON HUME Active Member

    Location:
    Cheltenham
    Cheers Chris
    Thanks Judge, that's on the list to sort now!
     
  14. JON HUME

    JON HUME Active Member

    Location:
    Cheltenham
    Morning, I've picked myself up a Rubi TR 600S but am totally confused as to what wet saw to pick up.
    I've had a look at Rubi and Vitrex but so many differing reviews its really hard to work out what I need.
    Should I go with a wet saw with legs such as the Rubi DU 200 or Vitrex 800?
    Or should I go for a Vitrex Pro 750 or Rubi ND 180 as most of my cuts will be with the Rubi ?
    All your advice massively appreciated.
    Thanks
    Jon
     
  15. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    BELFAST
    What's your budget Jon?
     
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