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Got to agree with you there , everything else I use has been around in one form or another.
 

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Me....
I'm a clip virgin.
Although I have a rectified 600x 600 job coming up so may have to bite the bullet !
So would be grateful of some recommendations...
 

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Do I need a spanner of some kind to fit them...
 

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How many would I need for 50m2..
 
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1.5mm width, and use a 2 or 3mm spacer rather than using the clip as a spacer. The pliers, get some yes see how you go
 

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I don't normally use spacers with floor tiles...
Going to have to change my entire working practices...:(
 

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1.5mm width, and use a 2 or 3mm spacer rather than using the clip as a spacer. The pliers, get some yes see how you go
Ditto, I use 1mm Schmox with my own spacers, I tried using 2/3mm without spacers but they sometimes vary in width slightly so can knock it. I just tighten by hand though but i do mean to get the pliers but keep postponing it.

Also another tip @Andy Allen is to push the wedge and clip in towards the tile your butting up to as you can knock the spacing out pushing the other way as the tile may move slightly
 
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I bought some the other day for my 8m2 wetroom project. 300mm square tiles. Can you use 1 per corner? The wedge looks big enough to level all 4 corners at once?
 

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I personally wouldn't do that Al as i would like to see the spacing is correct where all 4 are meeting as it may move slightly but others may say different. I'd also have a fear of a corner chipping off when you knock them out, make sure you knock them out in the same direction as the grout line. You can loosen the wedge back out again though with a little wiggling if they do move. Buy a white rubber mallet or use a black one wrapped in masking tape to stop the tiles being marked.
 

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Thought the pliers were mandatory..?

Appreciate the help, some useful tips.
Would you say it adds a lot of time on a job..?
 

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They can be a little fiddly at first as the bases are quite thick but once you get going it outweighs any faff at the start you may have and then when (and if) you use them again you will fly through the next job. Also remember to leave clips in the tiles that you finish off for the day, that seems an obvious one but i can still catch myself out with it still. I place lots of obstacles over or around them to help remind the customer they are there overnight.

There is a good video on youtube of a guy adapting a multi tool grout blade for getting into snapped clips or if you didn't leave any and want to get some in. I'll try find it if anyone is interested in having a watch
 

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Thought the pliers were mandatory..?

Appreciate the help, some useful tips.
Would you say it adds a lot of time on a job..?
I never use pliers , just use your hands , much easier.
I use mostly on large tiles or planks.
I’m doing a 50m2 plank at the mo,the clips are a must imo, I think the only thing what’s slows us down is back buttering tiles now.
Once you get used to them , it’s speeds up the job without a doubt
 

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Here is the video, i've watched most of his stuff, sad i know, but he has some good ones

 
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