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  1. M83T

    M83T Active Member

    Location:
    Devon
    Hi just starting out in the world of tiling just finished a two weekend course and looking to start doing a few little jobs for myself. Just looking for recommendations for a manual tile cutter.
    Happy to spend a couple hundred £ or less want something that is a good starter cutter but one that will be good for future use as my confidence in jobs grows. I used a Rubi TS +43 on my course so I'm between that and a TS +50. I know the out-laws want me to do they're kitchen floor at some point so getting one that would be big enough to cut decent size floor tiles would be good. Any advice gratefully received.
     
  2. timeless john

    timeless john Moderator Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    North East England
    Wow!
    2 weekend course - take your time and enjoy the experience - I’d choose a Rubi for a start up machine, just push and snap!
     
  3. M83T

    M83T Active Member

    Location:
    Devon
    Not starting out as a full time job just yet @timeless john@timeless john!! Just going to do my kitchen then try and build some experience. Really liked the Rubi gear was nice to use!
     
  4. pdc

    pdc Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Sigma 3C3M. 600mm is a common size now and that can accommodate it easily.
     
  5. Adey1980

    Adey1980 Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Caerphilly
    Try and go to a local tile shop that sells different cutters and have a trial with them, everyone has their own favourite brand.
    You should get a minimum of 600mm cutter as this seems a common floor tile size
     
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  6. M83T

    M83T Active Member

    Location:
    Devon
    I'm thinking about if I have to make diagonal cuts so looking for a what would be best on that front.
     
  7. Boggs

    Boggs Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    A Rubi TS would be more friendly for someone starting out, but if you are doing porcelain floors it might not manage too well.
    A Sigma would be better for these types of tiles.
     
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  8. Andystiletiling

    Andystiletiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Burnley
    Would advise to go to for a Sigma or if you want a Rubi go for a TX not a TS, totally different breaking system..
     
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  9. Andy Rhodes

    Andy Rhodes Active Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    In agreement with nothing smaller than 600mm as for make couple lads I know are using montolit they swear by them , personally I got a old TS60 which serves me well ,but go try out a couple of different make at your local tile merchants
     
  10. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    Preston, Lancs
    If you're really going to make a go of tiling, get Sigma. Most tilers move onto them at some point.
    The only reason a few professional still use Rubi is that they have long ago learnt how to really use them and get the best out of them.

    That, or they're just plain stubborn :p
     
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  11. Andy Rhodes

    Andy Rhodes Active Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    Up until Rubi moving it's manufacturing to China the other leading tile cutter manufacturers coundn't touch them ,but fair comment used a sigma myself last week and was impressed,but at the moment my old TS60 batting it out if the park ,so as Ray Hartford once quoted if it's not broken why fix it
     
  12. Waluigi

    Waluigi Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    A small Rubi for your metros or smallish tiles is OK but I’d definitely go for either a Sigma, Montolit or Rubi TZ for large tiles. The TZ would be the only large Rubi cutter that I’d consider from that manufacturer.

    You’ll probably find yourself using various brands as you build up your tools over the years. I have three Rubi, a couple of Monty and a Sigma. Next purchase will be a Battipav this year.
     
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  13. MissTiler

    MissTiler TTA Tile Fixer of the year winner 2017 Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler TTA Member JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Norf London
    I started off with a Rubi 600 and moved over to Montolits. Have a play with different types in tile shops and trade days if possible.
     
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  14. jcrtiling

    jcrtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler TTA Member Top Contributor

    Location:
    Salisbury
    Rubi tx isn't a bad cutter but I sold mine to get a sigma 3c3m .
     
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  15. Protiler 68

    Protiler 68 Professional Tiler

    Location:
    South east/kent
    Buy a 600 as youl need one ,then you can use it on smaller sizes ,
     
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