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  1. Waluigi

    Waluigi Guest

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  2. Tom Astley

    Tom Astley Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Manchester
    Don't forget to disengage the measuring bar when moving through doorways.......
     
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  3. Waluigi

    Waluigi Guest

    I do have a very basic tip that everyone will already know.....

    The measuring bar can be stored on the main tile body. It slots in and screws on.
     
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  4. Fitwidge

    Fitwidge Wubbalubbadubdub

    Location:
    Rochdale
    Don’t put to much pressure when scoring or snapping

    When snapping try tapping, if that makes sense
     
  5. callatiler

    callatiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Don’t oil the rail, just clean with 00 wire wool
     
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  6. callatiler

    callatiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Haha informative you see I do listen to you!
     
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  7. Waluigi

    Waluigi Guest

    Does anyone use the Klick Klock handle?
     
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  8. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    I’m just an habitual victim of plagiarism
     
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  9. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    Yes
     
  10. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Preston, Lancs
    No
     
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  11. callatiler

    callatiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Aberdeen
    Ray came up to Aberdeen to see me, he said my Sigma was the smoothest he had ever pushed and gave me the trophy some guy down in London had.
     
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  12. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    In actual fact, Lee MAC was the person who first posted that to my knowledge, well it could have just as easily been Antonio who was first, they’re the two sigma aficionados.
    I just stole it from one of them. :D
     
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  13. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Preston, Lancs
    A few I've learnt:

    Always check the hole which the measure bar sits in for debris.
    If you tighten the bar with tile fragments in the hole, it can sit wonky and mess up your cuts.

    Set the correct height for each tile thickness by setting the breaker foot flat on the tile face - at the top and bottom of the tile.

    Don't score more than once - I've never had to.

    Don't score too hard.

    You get a better break if after scoring, you nudge the tile a couple of mm away from the measure bar and set the breaker foot 10mm from the tile edge.

    If you leave your cutter on the floor with muppets around, they will kick the measure bar and you won't realise until you've cut all your spare tiles with a raked cut!
     
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  14. Waluigi

    Waluigi Guest

    What are the advantages of the klick klock. Can you see the scoring wheel easier? It’s not particularly easy to see on the Max Handle
     
  15. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Preston, Lancs
    No, not really. You don't need to see the scoring wheel - trust the measure bar!
     
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