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  1. Doozy

    Doozy Active Member

    Quick one for those with this machine, how messy is it?

    I mainly cut using a grinder outside, but hand on heart I'm getting bored with going up and down stairs umpteen times on some jobs. Want to add a reliable all round wet machine, but can't be doing with pools of water everywhere :closedumbrella::( :D
     
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  2. Andy Allen

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

    Location:
    Gloucester
    Can't see you setting that up on a customer's landing...!

    I just use a vitrex pro cutter....

    Plenty of dust sheets down, plonk it on the landing, and crack on ...
     
  3. Andy Allen

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

    Location:
    Gloucester
  4. Simon Dale

    Simon Dale Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Maidstone
    A good machine sold mine a few years back :(:)
     
  5. Doozy

    Doozy Active Member

     
  6. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Preston, Lancs
    They're quite large, very heavy and very accurate and powerful.
    They need catchment for run-off too.

    I was going to get one, but plumped for a little (but also very heavy) Raimondi GS86. It's the best of both worlds for me. Portable and yet capable of anything you can physically get on it.
    Basically a grinder blade wet saw which can be used dry if needed.
     
  7. Doozy

    Doozy Active Member

    The size (to a degree) isn't an issue. Looking at something that can go from say 1.2m straight cuts, to mitring 600s, to wet room envelope cuts all in one go.
     
  8. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    But you must be working in some large properties .
     
  9. Doozy

    Doozy Active Member

    Got one in May, four bathrooms all on one floor, empty house, so yes quite often
     
  10. Andy Allen

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

    Location:
    Gloucester
    I thought you were talking fully furnished / carpeted houses....
     
  11. Doozy

    Doozy Active Member

    No, not really. More refurb/new build scenarios.

    Like I said, cutting down the stair runs if poss. The Sigma ticks a few boxes, but I don't want to be sheeting up half the floor if it's throwing lots of water about
     
  12. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Preston, Lancs
    They don't throw water about really but it will run off the edges of large tiles and especially if mitering.
    One big advantage is you can pretty accurately rip down 1600 planks easily even though the carriage will stop before halfway, you just keep sliding along.
    For what you're describing I would suggest it's perfect.
    I do a lot of similar properties where I have room to work and to a degree, make a bit of mess.
    I just tend to use my grinder and large sigma rail cutters for 95% of everything and just occasionally a wet saw. But that's just the pattern I've got into I suppose.

    Plus, if you decide it's not really for you, the resale value is brilliant and you'll sell it easily.
     
  13. Doozy

    Doozy Active Member

    That's a great answer, but interestingly throws up another thing I was looking at, maybe getting a good rail saw instead, but there seems to be limitations on that. Dust/water being one and I'm not convinced about the mitring results
     
  14. Tom Astley

    Tom Astley Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Manchester
    He means a sigma rail cutter like this

    https://www.tiling tools/product/si...MIgYX27I3E4QIVyrvtCh0DgA9-EAQYASABEgJQU_D_BwE

    or this

    https://www.tiling tools/product/sigma-3e4m-max-professional-tile-cutter-127cm

    All wet saws create spray - some more than others and wet rail saws are probably the messiest of them all but they have advantages too.
     
  15. Doozy

    Doozy Active Member

    Yep, as said, water being thrown about with those is an issue
     
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