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  1. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Preston, Lancs
    Sigma needs a laser line...
     
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  2. 3_fall

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

    Location:
    SW London
    Yeah but then they wouldn’t be indestructible and would need a case. :D
     
  3. Tom Astley

    Tom Astley Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Manchester
    You can make your own style of continuous line for the Sigma.

    If indoors and slightly dim lighting....... hang a torch/portable light source above the cutter and angle it to cast a shadow from the bottom of the slide bar onto the breaker bar and use the shadow as your cutting line. (or if your room has overhead downlighters move the cutter to do the same thing)
     
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  4. 3_fall

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

    Location:
    SW London
    I don’t tend to fix tiles by torchlight, I generally try to use a site light, LED if I can. :D
    But I do agree with Tom, casting a shadow does work very well.
     
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  5. Waluigi

    Waluigi Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    I think with a bit of practise I’ll be able to throw a tile in with two pencil marks and just cut. I’ve mainly been measuring the cuts and using the measuring bar which works really well. You get the feel of how much of a rake cut you need just by moving a tile away from the fence a fraction. I suppose this is where the skill of using a cutter comes in, you just know.
     
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  6. Tom Astley

    Tom Astley Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Manchester
    Candlelight oop here in the grim North......
     
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  7. Waluigi

    Waluigi Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    I suppose there’s no reason why you couldn’t ping your laser line down onto the cutter and line up the cutter with the laser line other than it being an utterly ridiculous idea:tearsofjoy:
     
  8. Bopster

    Bopster Active Member

    Location:
    Colchester
    Great tips lads
    I’ll be getting my new sigma out it’s box this morning and practicing on some porc
    Is it sad I’m a little excited to use a new tool lol
     
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  9. Plan Tec Tiling

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

    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
    900 and smaller cutters (not the tiny ones) can be carried on your shoulder by using the handle with the cutter behind you. Allows you to carry a load more gear in one hit.
     
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  10. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    If you quote one person its plagiarism if you quote lots of people its called research
     
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  11. pdc

    pdc Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

     
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  12. pdc

    pdc Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    I've used Lee Macs idea of using the shadow from the bar to cut. Just don't try it outside in the sun ( he's never had that problem being in NI..)
     
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  13. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    As a @Localtiler@Localtiler said in a previous post about this be carefull or your cut can be 1/4 of an hour out .
     
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  14. pdc

    pdc Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    More like 1/2 hour the speed I work at!
     
  15. 3_fall

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

    Location:
    SW London
    You must have been beside yourself this morning Paul @pdc@pdc wth all this material to go at! :p
     
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