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  1. Chris G

    Chris G Active Member

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    Hi , I'm looking to by a new manual tile cutter mainly for cutting porcelain tiles. 600x600 etc . I have a rubi ts which is good enough for your standard ceramics . Iv used a sigma on numerous occasions and got on ok with it . Just wondered if anyone has any recommendations. Iv just seen someone who bought a montolit master puma looks pretty decent . Anyone had experience with this cutter and how it compares to a sigma . Cheers
     
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  2. Dan

    Dan TilersForums.co.uk Est.2006 Staff Member Top Contributor NOT a Tiler

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  3. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    There is a new rubi aswell everybody raving about it @LEE MAC@LEE MAC
     
  4. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    What one are you referring to Ian?
     
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  5. 3_fall

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

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    I know my names not Ian! Haha

     
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  6. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Where's it gone?
     
  7. 3_fall

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

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    My Rubi?
    Swapped it for a sigma! :p
     
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  8. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    No your video disappeared then reappeared again, there is black magic going on here!
     
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  9. LEE MAC

    LEE MAC Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    The director of that clip has been watching too many transformer movies.
    Did they bring that out after the Sigma Max handle?
     
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  10. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Think it's Rubis attempt to get back the tilers who all went to sigma!
     
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  11. 3_fall

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

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    It was launched around the time of the Trimline day Lee.
     
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  12. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Saw it up close and personal but they are expensive, if it is to lure back tilers from Sigma they will have to take the price down a bit.
     
  13. 3_fall

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

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    Too little too late!
    I had this discussion with Rubi Rep Nacho Pambo the other week. Nice guy, but I wasn't having any of it, felt sorry for him really haha
     
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  14. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Nacho Pambo hehehe!
     
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  15. 3_fall

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

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    Haha yeah I know, when I said it to myself to post, I thought I'd better check just in case I was thinking of something else haha
     
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  16. Dan

    Dan TilersForums.co.uk Est.2006 Staff Member Top Contributor NOT a Tiler

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    Rubi need(ed?) To up their game for far too long tilers were stuck with something that worked and hadn't changed since the 60's lol
     
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  17. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Does Justin Bieber not mention him in the Dorito Dorito song?
     
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  18. 3_fall

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

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    Now you're just showing your age young man! :D
     
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  19. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Chris, I have a sigma 3bm, my everyday cutter and I have a Rubi tx1200 for anything above. The sigma replaced a Rubi tx750 as I was getting sick of tiles splitting at end. The Sigma is a good cutter and I should be looking to upgrade to the max but as you the monti has caught my eye! I know a couple of tilers up here swear by them. As for the Rubi tx1200 I have recently completed a 80 square metre floor of 1200mm planks and it has cut everything I have asked of it with no breakages, I keep it clean, oiled and always use the correct blade for material and I have yet to find why I would replace it!
     
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  20. 3_fall

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

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    Cos it's a Rubi! Derrrr! :D
     
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  21. 3_fall

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

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    Hark at me, I'm worse than an ex smoker! Haha
     
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  22. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    I must be lucky and got a good one as my one has never let me down :p
     
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  23. 3_fall

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

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    You must have mate, most I know don't rate the Rubi over 700.
     
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  24. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Do like that monti tho
     
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  25. 3_fall

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

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    You're just lured by all the moving parts! Haha
    You should do a survey, regularly check ebay for sigmas and monty's see which comes up more often.
    (Secondhand of course) I bet I can guess the answer to that! :)
     
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  26. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Might play safe and just get a max 750 :rolleyes:
     
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  27. 3_fall

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

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    Use your loaf man, next time a diyer asks what machine, tell em to buy the sigma you want, and tell them when they've done their bathroom you'll but off them, at a slightly reduced rate of course.
    A guy did just that recently, he sold it within hours and only lost £50, everyone was happy :thumbsup:
     
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  28. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Not replacing the tx1200 tho as that's my party piece on a new job ask the joiner to grab one end of case and lift it in with me then take it out and hide it and run around swinging the case then put cutter back in and tell him to do same!
     
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  29. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    IMG_0473.JPG I did think about getting this to replace the tx1200 as a lot easier to carry in van Montolit flashline
     
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  30. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Have a look on @Pro Tiler Tools@Pro Tiler Tools website they sell Rubi, Montolit and Sigma :)
     
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  31. 3_fall

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

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    Yeah I had one, got the Kera Cut now.
     
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  32. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    The monti would do me as very occasional user unlike yourself. Most days would be 600mm up here! And long may it continue!
     
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  33. 3_fall

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

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    Then it'll be a good buy for you Ian.
    It'll cut 12mm no problem. Think it specs 15mm.
    Long as you're aware on occasion it can slip if you don't maintain a steady and constant pressure when you score, sure you'll have no problems.
    He guy I sold mine to is very happy, and he knew why I sold it, didn't hide anything.
     
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  34. callatiler

    callatiler Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

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    Did notice in video Guisseppi just layed it on tile no suction cups or anything
     
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  35. 3_fall

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

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    Yeah the newest version has a clamping system, but I've not seen it up close.
    The version you've seen is the one I had, and you do just lay it on top. It has two rubber tubes beneath to grip the tile. I even tried fitting two full length Festool anti slip rubber strips underneath.
    Worked great till I realised it lifted the cutter 5mm and if I bore down too heavily it deformed the strips and still cut off line! Haha so I removed them.
     
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