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  1. Wolfie9878

    Wolfie9878 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Rutland
    up until now I have coped with a tx-900, anything over that size a grinder has been used.!

    As i seem to be using more and more 1200x1200 and planks
    It’s time to buy a 1200 cutter to add to the collection.

    It would be easy to go for a tx-1200 as I have always used a Rubi but with a few options out there it would be rude to not ask opinions on other brands or models - I may be missing a trick?!

    Rubi tz 1200
    Sigma 3e4m
    Montolit 125pm

    Having never used sigma or Montolit and liking the look of the new Rubi series
    I would love to hear any pros and cons for the above 3.?
    Cheers
    Adam

     
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  3. Albert

    Albert Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Gateshead NE8, UK
    Stick with what you are used to.The Rubi tz is a fantastic
    machine, it is 1300 by the way.
     
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  4. Wolfie9878

    Wolfie9878 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Rutland
    Would you rate it over the tx?
     
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  5. Cstiling

    Cstiling Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Isle of man
    Easy sigma all the way ,easy to use best cutters on the market ;)
    I'l just put my tin hat on for the rubi lovers answers
     
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  6. callatiler

    callatiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

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  7. Wolfie9878

    Wolfie9878 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Rutland
    Yeah I had wondered about those.
    I didn’t know wether they were best suited to a thin porcelain.
    Do they cope with thicker stuff ok?
     
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  8. callatiler

    callatiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

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    Aberdeen
    Yes they will do porcelain even 12mm, Marc @3_fall@3_fall had one before he went all Sigmatized
     
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  9. Wolfie9878

    Wolfie9878 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Rutland
    cheaper, smaller, cuts up to 3.4m
    Sounds to good to be true.
    Obviously not as quick as a normal score and snap with repetitive cuts

    Opens up another debate though?
    Montolit, sigma, or rubi for this type of cutter?
     
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  10. callatiler

    callatiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

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    Future proofs you!
     
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  11. Wolfie9878

    Wolfie9878 Professional Tiler

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    Rutland
    Your right!
    It’s a bit of a no brainer
    Top man
     
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  12. 3_fall

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

    Location:
    SW London
    Yes I did Ian,
    They have updated the flashline now
    They’ve changed the way it interlocks now, with a buckle type affair, and I’m sure there’s some kind of clamp arrangement too, for securing to a table.
    The flash line is a good large format cutter for occasional use I would say.
    It’s not a slow system to use by any means.
    These dark tiles were 12mm and some were cut with a flashline, rest on a 3e3m.

    If you need a full time cutter which is used virtually every week, that’s another thread.
     
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  13. 3_fall

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

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  14. Wolfie9878

    Wolfie9878 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Rutland
    It’ll be out the van once every few months I guess but when it is it’ll get properly used, most of the bigger format we’re doing is on new developments so a fair few m2.
    Sounds like it’ll be a perfect starter and for the money if it needs upgrading at any point I’m sure it’ll have paid its way!!
     
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  15. Albert

    Albert Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Gateshead NE8, UK
    Yes a far better machine
     
  16. 3_fall

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

    Location:
    SW London
    You do need a good solid work table at%
    Waist height tho to use it, and if you're using the large format it’s something you should have as a matter of course.
    Yes it can be used on a floor, but it needs to be flat and spacious. And you’d probably get away with using it on a floor with 10mm+ but don’t attempt that with thin tile.
    So whilst these systems are excellent and versatile, you need to set yourself up properly to use them.
    It’s just a table after all.
    Just don’t want you making assumptions of what it should be capable of and then comin back and saying it’s a pile of crap, they’re not.
     
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