Discuss Bridge saw v traditional wet cutter in the Tiling Tools area at TilersForums.com

acaciaguy

Professional Tiler
Hello all

What are the benefits of a bridge saw over a “normal” push though electric cutter. ?

Are the cuts better for all tile types. I mainly use a grinder and the rubi nd 200.

What would the advantage of a bridge saw over these. Are the cuts better on ceramic and porcelain tiles?
 

Andystiletiling

Trusted Advisor
Professional Tiler
JOTM Winner
Imo, big things to cart around and set up so unless your doing metres and metres of stone jobs I'd stick with the grinder and wetsaw...
Looked into getting one last year for a big limestone floor and came to the conclusion it would just end up gathering dust in the shed after that so ended up with a Rubi Tc180 which is more compact and cuts as well as a bridge saw with water feed attachment..
 

Tom Astley

Trusted Advisor
Professional Tiler
I have a 1200 bridge saw and it is invaluable on big stone jobs. Any stone over 15mm thick it is a doddle to use. All cuts are perfect and no chipping. Yes, it can get messy with the water spray but if you are outside or in a designated indoor cutting space then it is no bother with cleaning up.

Setting up a raked cut is fast and efficient. The ability to plunge cut is also a bonus.

I don't think a dewalt 2400 can cut a 1200 tile in half
 

impish

Trusted Advisor
Professional Tiler
I sold my 1200 montolit bridge saw years ago, sold my dewalt recently too. Just didn't use them enough.
I manage perfectly with good grinders, good blades and a Raimondi gs86 if I absolutely must wet cut.
 

Pauly tiler

Member of Tilers Forums
I use a Battipav plus 1300, massive, heavy, expensive, takes ages to clean, ditto set up properly, but it works well. It is only a matter of time before dry angle grinder cutting is banned from site work. Dust control is already very problematic.
 
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