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Alphaman

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Hi,

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!)
 
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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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Having the best tools will not make the finished job good.
I have the best pencil, does that mean I'm a good architect?
 

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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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Nor does Antonio John, but I still understand him
 

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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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Alphaman

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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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