A tool is an object that can extend an individual's ability to modify features of the surrounding environment. Although many animals use simple tools, only human beings, whose use of stone tools dates back hundreds of millennia, have been observed using tools to make other tools. Early tools, made of such materials as stone, bone, and wood, were used for preparation of food, hunting, manufacture of weapons, and working of materials to produce clothing and useful artifacts. The development of metalworking made additional types of tools possible. Harnessing energy sources such as animal power, wind, or steam, allowed increasingly complex tools to produce an even larger range of items, with the Industrial Revolution marking an marked inflection point in the use of tools. The introduction of automation allowed tools to operate with minimal human supervision, further increasing the productivity of human labor.

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  1. B

    Tile mitre tools advice.

    has anyone got the rubi du 200-evo 650 for cutting mitres on tiles. or have any recommendations for a cutter to do this. done the last 4 or 5 with the angle grinder looking for a cleaner cut really
  2. faceman

    Who's making site friendly tools for the future?

    Anyone know any great tools coming out that are battery operated and can be used on a building site. Angle grinders are the go to tool but it's becoming increasingly harder to get away with them on site. Obviously dust is our biggest issue and we should take it seriously but I've seen nothing...
  3. detroitMi

    For Sale Tools for sale

    I got some tools for sell that I want to get rid of as Im relocating. Got these 300mm Rubi batten stands 4 sets £46. Got 2 of these aluminum straight edges 3m £40. Montolit straight cutter 75x75 £75, got this aluminum fearther edge 1.8m £10. Makita grinder that comes with a dust shroud and...
  4. B

    Most suitable Sigma?

    Hi guys, I know there are plenty of threads on Sigma tile cutters, but I can’t work out which one would be best for me... so just after some advice. In the past I’ve used a Rubi TS50, and more recently a big clinker 2 (don’t laugh). But that’s now had it, so am gonna spend more for a cutter...
  5. CJ

    Makita 40v gear?

    Anyone gone over to the 40v makita stuff yet? I need to replace my combi.......and was looking at the 40v Makita stuff, but chuffing’s expensive
  6. M

    Tile preparation tools

    Hi Guys, It's my first post here so I am not sure if I am in the right forum, but here goes nothing; I am currently in a design project in which we try to design tools that aid tilers to do their work a little healthier. I am especially interested in the preparation process (think making...
  7. L

    Sigma art 3d2 advice please

    Could someone on here let me know what model number the scoring wheel is for this machine. I keep getting sent the wheels for a kera cutter. These are the same 12mm size but fatter. I need the skinnier 12mm. Thank you in advance as i know someone on here will know Cheers
  8. Dan

    Ox Tools - Formerly 365Drills? Seems to have a name that rings a bell. And does drills. And says they were leading in 1992. Food for thought? or am I late in the game?
  9. I

    103450 Vitrex Pro 900 Switch Replacement ?????

    Hi need some advice. I can't seem to locate a switch replacement for this model. Do you think the Battipav Replacement On/Off Switch could be fitted on a Vitrex
  10. S

    Best Tile cutter

    Currently using a TS 700 and its not cutting it (no pun intended ) lol with Strong tiles any suggestions on a upgrade
  11. P

    Sigma 3C3M

    Hi all, just like I wrote in the introduction I’ve been lurking in this forum for quite some time trying to learn as much as I could with out asking questions. I’ve always used a big box store cutter and for my needs it’s worked well. We just bought a new house and I’ve asked the builder to...
  12. Dan

    Saker Contour Gauge Profile Tool Saker Contour Gauge can duplicate any shape instantly. This profile gauge creates an instant template for curved and odd shaped profiles simply and easily. Never transfer profiles to paper or cardboard again. The contour gauge...
  13. A

    Dewalt D24000

    Is this wet cutter discontinued? cant seem to find one with a stand anywhere?
  14. R

    What direction for glass tiles?

    Hi all, Im a DIYer doing a lot of work on an old house we are f restoring. I have put down a lot of riven slate downstairs and bought a Rubi DW-250 wet saw for it. Its done a great job. Got more slate to do in the bathroom, but also going to have 50m2 or so of porcelain to do. The question...
  15. Dan

    Pro Tiler Tools is still open as usual for the time being

    Pro Tiler Tools is still open as usual for the time being. Our team is made of up tiling experts who are at the end of the phone to answer any of your questions. Give us a call on 01604 859800 and we'll be happy to help. CATEGORIES CHOOSE FROM OUR HUGE SELECTION REFURBISHED MACHINES & CLEARANCE...
  16. J

    Wet saw blades

    I need to replace my wet saw blade and I'm looking for a reasonably priced blade that will handle all types of tile . It's a 200mm diameter 22mm bore. Thanks all
  17. B

    Husqvarna TS-230F running noisy

    My Husqvarna TS-230F wet saw has suddenly started being a lot more noisy when running - could it be bearing nose on the motor? Has anyone else noticed this? Cheers
  18. S

    Large Format Tools Hire

    Hi all Does any one know if there is large format tools to hire in London ? Bench frame etc.. Thanks
  19. T

    Where to buy tools and witch tool brand is the best

    Hey guys, My name is Tin and im coming from Croatia. Im Starting a Firm and i need some help about Tools,Tips,Anything... So im starting With my dad who has been in business for many years.The problem is that my coutry is a little bit off topic with tools. So i would be greatfull if i get some...
  20. T

    For Sale Large Format Tile Tools And Equipment For Sale

    Lightly used large format porcelain tile Raimondi tools, tables, etc for sale. Used for one job. Everything you need to fabricate and install floor tile, wall tile, and countertops. Located in Iowa. Text 563-580-9306 if interested.
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