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I am new to this forum.

I need some general advice on tools I would require for a tiling job which I would
be having some tilers do for me.

I need a list of equipment for them.
The work involves basically supervising them and would be working on quality Italian tiles 10/20 mm thick!!

The tile sizes range from 400x400 to 250x1500 mm.
I think I would be needing an electric wet saw diamond cutting machine but which one???

Can you just give me a list of the basic equipment I would need to get this job on the road!!

Thanks
 

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Agree with the 2 above.
They are not tilers if they haven't got tools , and if they are tilers why are you supervising them .
 
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And why/how are you supervising something you dont know about? (just to round off the last few posts!)
Guys, I am the Architect on this project and the site of this job is overseas and remotely situated.
Just want a list of good set of equipment I could take with me to get the job done, please!!!
 

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By there is a lot of negativity here!
I worked in Norway 30 years ago and I went on ‘holiday’ for 3 weeks as I didn’t have a work permit!
The client paid for and shipped all my tools there that I needed and kept them when I flew back.

Let’s get a professional list together because you know how we all love architects!

John
 

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By there is a lot of negativity here!
I worked in Norway 30 years ago and I went on ‘holiday’ for 3 weeks as I didn’t have a work permit!
The client paid for and shipped all my tools there that I needed and kept them when I flew back.

Let’s get a professional list together because you know how we all love architects!

John
ok agree,
but it would be better if they were the tilers interested in the work
to say what they want.
or not?
if I understood the question correctly :)
 

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@antonio - they may be Italian and don’t speak English!
photos are enough to understand each other.
if they are Italian
they know the British pounds well.
and for them that is enough
any tools are all okay
haha
 
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What sort of electricity supply have you got in this remote overseas location? 240v or 110v?
 
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By there is a lot of negativity here!
I worked in Norway 30 years ago and I went on ‘holiday’ for 3 weeks as I didn’t have a work permit!
The client paid for and shipped all my tools there that I needed and kept them when I flew back.

Let’s get a professional list together because you know how we all love architects!

John
Thanks John.
I understand where all this is coming from and believe me If I told any of these members in the forum/Tilers where the job is they would run a mile and would not be interested one bit!
We all need work and sometimes we can't pick or choose where that job is coming from!!!
 

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Thanks John.
I understand where all this is coming from and believe me If I told any of these members in the forum/Tilers where the job is they would run a mile and would not be interested one bit!
We all need work and sometimes we can't pick or choose where that job is coming from!!!
Don't be mistaken we are not touting for work , what we are saying is if they are tilers they should have their own tools , or if as John did in Norway, they should be able to tell you what they want as Antonio said. Which leads me in my best Sherlock Holmes to deduce they are not tilers .
 

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We are here to help all standard of participants in our noble art!
At the end of the day we all want to see a job well done.
So the tiles are
400x400mm and 250x1500mm both 10-20 mm thick
Basic tools
Cutters - angle grinder with 2-3 good quality porcelain cutting discs.
Chalk line.
Spirit level/laser
Spacer pegs 2-3mm
Buckets,sponges, polishing cloths.
Pin hammer
Serrated trowels 6-12mm depth
American squeegee

Anything else is a luxury!
 
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We are here to help all standard of participants in our noble art!
At the end of the day we all want to see a job well done.
So the tiles are
400x400mm and 250x1500mm both 10-20 mm thick
Basic tools
Cutters - angle grinder with 2-3 good quality porcelain cutting discs.
Chalk line.
Spirit level/laser
Spacer pegs 2-3mm
Buckets,sponges, polishing cloths.
Pin hammer
Serrated trowels 6-12mm depth
American squeegee

Anything else is a luxury!
Hi,

Thanks for the reply.
This is a medium size house and manual cutting will take too long (I presume)and don't want to stay too long out there.
Any idea of makes on best(mid range) Electric Wet tile cutters, not too expensive(I have seen prices in the GBP 600 range)!!
I plan to hire a power generator while out there for the power needs!!
Thanks
 

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Hi,

Thanks for the reply.
This is a medium size house and manual cutting will take too long (I presume)and don't want to stay too long out there.
Any idea of makes on best(mid range) Electric Wet tile cutters, not too expensive(I have seen prices in the GBP 600 range)!!
I plan to hire a power generator while out there for the power needs!!
Thanks
Which ever wet saw you purchase make sure you buy the appropriate blade for what your cutting and invest in a quality brand name
 
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Hi,

Thanks for the reply.
This is a medium size house and manual cutting will take too long (I presume)and don't want to stay too long out there.
Any idea of makes on best(mid range) Electric Wet tile cutters, not too expensive(I have seen prices in the GBP 600 range)!!
I plan to hire a power generator while out there for the power needs!!
Thanks
Manual cutters are generally faster than wet cutters. If you want to cut a 1500mm tile you're going to need a big, and therefore expensive, cutter. Alternatively, an angle grinder, steady hand and decent blade will do it.
 
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Every Architect I have known, knew everything about everything, couldn't tell them nowt!
 

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Hi,

Thanks for the reply.
This is a medium size house and manual cutting will take too long (I presume)and don't want to stay too long out there.
Any idea of makes on best(mid range) Electric Wet tile cutters, not too expensive(I have seen prices in the GBP 600 range)!!
I plan to hire a power generator while out there for the power needs!!
Thanks
Manual cutting is a lot quicker than a wet saw
 

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I work in remote areas too sometimes, usually with no access to electricity. Generators fine.
Get yourself some good work lights. If you want to get the job done you’ll be working late. And they probably won’t have lighting if my experience is anything to go by.
Preferably rechargeable battery ones if possible
 
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Every Architect I have known, knew everything about everything, couldn't tell them nowt!
Hmmm!!
Wonder how much Architects are loathed !!!
Manual cutters are generally faster than wet cutters. If you want to cut a 1500mm tile you're going to need a big, and therefore expensive, cutter. Alternatively, an angle grinder, steady hand and decent blade will do it.
Hi.
so can you recommend one and accessories I would need?
Hi.
so can you recommend one and accessories I would need?
 
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£600 isn’t a lot of money for a cutter.
Seriously, speak to the Tilers. Send them the spec of the tiles and ask them what they would like. At the moment it sounds like someone is trying to get unskilled workers to do a job that requires skill which will only end one way.
 

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Every Architect I have known, knew everything about everything, couldn't tell them nowt!
But a good Architect can provide a valuable source of ongoing recommendations!
 
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Hi All,

Thanks very much for the advice I got from this forum.

I ended buying the Flex CS60 with the 1.80m guide rail and some diamond cutting blades.
Now, this wet saw has to be plugged to a pressurized water mains as I understand it.
The problem is that I won't have that luxury as the site is remote so I was looking for a small immersible "wet saw pump" to go with this machine, ie one that I would immersed in a bucket/Plale of water that would be feeding
the saw as I cut.
Any ideas as to what pump to get??
Would this do :Rubi Water Pump DW DU Wet Saws 240 volt

Also, I am looking for a budget laser tile leveler
Would this do :ProNivo PNTL 45 Floor Tiling Laser With 90 & 45° Lines

Any other items you think I should get in light of my above project??
Urgent please as I want to make the purchases.
Thanks

ok agree,
but it would be better if they were the tilers interested in the work
to say what they want.
or not?
if I understood the question correctly :)
Antonio,
It just occurred to me that you might be interested in taking on this job as my client bought all the tiles for this Job direct from Italy,1st choice!!!
I am looking for a very professional Tiler to work on this Job so if you're interested, reply to this post!!!
 
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Hi All,

Thanks very much for the advice I got from this forum.

I ended buying the Flex CS60 with the 1.80m guide rail and some diamond cutting blades.
Now, this wet saw has to be plugged to a pressurized water mains as I understand it.
The problem is that I won't have that luxury as the site is remote so I was looking for a small immersible "wet saw pump" to go with this machine, ie one that I would immersed in a bucket/Plale of water that would be feeding
the saw as I cut.
Any ideas as to what pump to get??
Would this do :Rubi Water Pump DW DU Wet Saws 240 volt

Also, I am looking for a budget laser tile leveler
Would this do :ProNivo PNTL 45 Floor Tiling Laser With 90 & 45° Lines

Any other items you think I should get in light of my above project??
Urgent please as I want to make the purchases.
Thanks



Antonio,
It just occurred to me that you might be interested in taking on this job as my client bought all the tiles for this Job direct from Italy,1st choice!!!
I am looking for a very professional Tiler to work on this Job so if you're interested, reply to this post!!!
Where is this remote location .
 

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Unless you want to add a lot of unnecessary time to the job then buy a manual cutter too. Having to do every cut outside with the flex is not a good idea and the tiler will not thank you. My preferred manuel cutter is a Sigma
 
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Hi All,

Thanks very much for the advice I got from this forum.

I ended buying the Flex CS60 with the 1.80m guide rail and some diamond cutting blades.
Now, this wet saw has to be plugged to a pressurized water mains as I understand it.
The problem is that I won't have that luxury as the site is remote so I was looking for a small immersible "wet saw pump" to go with this machine, ie one that I would immersed in a bucket/Plale of water that would be feeding
the saw as I cut.
Any ideas as to what pump to get??
Would this do :Rubi Water Pump DW DU Wet Saws 240 volt

Also, I am looking for a budget laser tile leveler
Would this do :ProNivo PNTL 45 Floor Tiling Laser With 90 & 45° Lines

Any other items you think I should get in light of my above project??
Urgent please as I want to make the purchases.
Thanks



Antonio,
It just occurred to me that you might be interested in taking on this job as my client bought all the tiles for this Job direct from Italy,1st choice!!!
I am looking for a very professional Tiler to work on this Job so if you're interested, reply to this post!!!
You don't need to pump the water to the saw, you just need a pressure vessel, something like this:-

 
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You don't need to pump the water to the saw, you just need a pressure vessel, something like this:-

Hi,
Thanks for the link.
Just what the doc ordered !!
The link shows them a set (2 Bottles).
Do I need (for some reason)to buy both??

Thanks a Million!
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Unless you want to add a lot of unnecessary time to the job then buy a manual cutter too. Having to do every cut outside with the flex is not a good idea and the tiler will not thank you. My preferred manuel cutter is a Sigma
Hi,

Thanks for the advice, it makes a lot of sense .
Which of the Sigmas would you recommend??
They have an extensive range.
The Sigma Max for example ??
The majority of tiles we have are in the 60x60cm range,10mm thick.
We do have some(20%) tiles of 120x40cm & 150x25cm,20mm thick
I recon we would use the Flex for the larger/thicker tile cuts.
So which Sigma please for the smaller more plentiful tiles??

Thanks
 
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Hi,
Thanks for the link.
Just what the doc ordered !!
The link shows them a set (2 Bottles).
Do I need (for some reason)to buy both??

Thanks a Million!
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Hi,

Thanks for the advice, it makes a lot of sense .
Which of the Sigmas would you recommend??
They have an extensive range.
The Sigma Max for example ??
The majority of tiles we have are in the 60x60cm range,10mm thick.
We do have some(20%) tiles of 120x40cm & 150x25cm,20mm thick
I recon we would use the Flex for the larger/thicker tile cuts.
So which Sigma please for the smaller more plentiful tiles??

Thanks
If you only have 60x60cm in 10mm then a 3e3m max. The 1500x250x20mm are gonna be heavy, you sure they're 20mm?
 
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Hi,
Thanks for the link.
Just what the doc ordered !!
The link shows them a set (2 Bottles).
Do I need (for some reason)to buy both??

Thanks a Million!
I sure one would be just fine, but considering you're travelling to the middle of nowhere it might be a sound idea to buy two, especially as they don't cost the earth.

That just happened to be the first listing I came across.

FLEX actually used to sell these, but they were such a daft price no one bothered to buy them, they just went on eBay or Amazon and bought cheapy Chinese ones that did exactly the same job - push water into the saw. Some things are worth springing for the branded item - some just aren't. A pump up plastic bottle falls into the later category.
 
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I sure one would be just fine, but considering you're travelling to the middle of nowhere it might be a sound idea to buy two, especially as they don't cost the earth.

That just happened to be the first listing I came across.

FLEX actually used to sell these, but they were such a daft price no one bothered to buy them, they just went on eBay or Amazon and bought cheapy Chinese ones that did exactly the same job - push water into the saw. Some things are worth springing for the branded item - some just aren't. A pump up plastic bottle falls into the later category.
Great, thanks a lot for saving me ££££ as I found the flex version online for about £200 !!!
Going for the one u sent me.
Great site’
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If you only have 60x60cm in 10mm then a 3e3m max. The 1500x250x20mm are gonna be heavy, you sure they're 20mm?
Yeah, they are 20mm outdoor tiles!
 

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Great, thanks a lot for saving me ££££ as I found the flex version online for about £200 !!!
Going for the one u sent me.
Great site’
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Yeah, they are 20mm outdoor tiles!
You know they don't need to be 20mm to go outside unless they're not being fixed and being used on a pedastal system. That seems to be a common misconception that's needlessly breaking our backs
 

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