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Hi All
I’m new to this forum and this is my first post
I’m toying with the idea of buying a husqvarna
Ts 230 wetsaw for mostly domestic bathrooms
I think the attraction for me is the parallel guide system it has although the saw is not the cheapest
I have a DeWalt DS 2400 which I use on occasion but I mostly use cordless grinders and just dry cut outside
Any thoughts on the husqvarna...?
Davie.
 

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The dewalt although loud is a great saw. I bought a husqvarna right after they bought out target and was not impressed at all with the quality of the finish, though that was ts 250. Never liked the table top saws, maybe the briccolina, but overall not a fan of saws like that.
 

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The dewalt although loud is a great saw. I bought a husqvarna right after they bought out target and was not impressed at all with the quality of the finish, though that was ts 250. Never liked the table top saws, maybe the briccolina, but overall not a fan of saws like that.
Can I ask what you do instead of wetsaws ?
Is it grinder work outside like I’m doing at the moment ,as I find this very time consuming ?
I’m happy for any suggestions you may have..
 
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Can I ask what you do instead of wetsaws ?
Is it grinder work outside like I’m doing at the moment ,as I find this very time consuming ?
I’m happy for any suggestions you may have..
Do you have a score and snap cutter like a sigma 3c3m or a rubi tx
 

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As JCR said, score and snap cutter is the way to go. Grinders are time consuming trips outside. Ofcourse a good snap cutter like montolit or sigma can cost almost as much as a wet saw.
 

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I might have accidentally given the impression that I’m new to tiling.I’ve been self employed for over 25 years in tiling and used to use small wetsaws which I would set up in the bathroom I was working on but I also have several sigmas which I use for the vast majority of my cutting.It’s been ages since I’ve bought a new wetsaw and the Husqvarna seemed on paper a good choice mainly because of the parallel fence system it has,as I have a couple of trainees who I thought might benefit from it.However since posting this thread I only seem to be hearing bad news on that saw( large,expensive,noisy),so I guess I’m looking for suggestions on what wet saws are good and the reasons why you would recommend.
I’m looking for ease of use and portability and robustness I suppose.The ability to set up inside a property in a small space is important as I’ll likely use it in the bathroom.
I don’t need it for mitring.
Price also comes into it but is low on my priorities as I’m not adverse to spending the right money on the right tool.
Any suggestions from anyone...?
 

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There are a couple suggestions in the link Boggs supplied, Norton clipper & ND200
 
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If you have sigma's I don't see the need for parallel fence
 

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If you have sigma's I don't see the need for parallel fence
I thought the parallel fence might benefit my trainees who are maybe not the best yet at free handing.
I agree though that scribing with a sigma firstly to get a straight line and then following the scribe line with a wet saw is the way to go.
It’s how I personally would do it.
I suppose I’m just looking for ideas I might not have came up with myself as it’s been years since I’ve worked with other tilers so the only tips and tricks I’ve got are my own.
I’d be interested to learn new ones .
Thanks for replying
I appreciate the input...
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I thought the parallel fence might benefit my trainees who are maybe not the best yet at free handing.
I agree though that scribing with a sigma firstly to get a straight line and then following the scribe line with a wet saw is the way to go.
It’s how I personally would do it.
I suppose I’m just looking for ideas I might not have came up with myself as it’s been years since I’ve worked with other tilers so the only tips and tricks I’ve got are my own.
I’d be interested to learn new ones .
Thanks for replying
I appreciate the input...
I just wanted to add.....
If anyone in the Glasgow area has a husqvarna Ts 230 I’d be interested in having a look or a wee demo if anyone can help out...
I haven’t dismissed it totally yet
 
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I thought the parallel fence might benefit my trainees who are maybe not the best yet at free handing.
I agree though that scribing with a sigma firstly to get a straight line and then following the scribe line with a wet saw is the way to go.
It’s how I personally would do it.
I suppose I’m just looking for ideas I might not have came up with myself as it’s been years since I’ve worked with other tilers so the only tips and tricks I’ve got are my own.
I’d be interested to learn new ones .
Thanks for replying
I appreciate the input...
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I just wanted to add.....
If anyone in the Glasgow area has a husqvarna Ts 230 I’d be interested in having a look or a wee demo if anyone can help out...
I haven’t dismissed it totally yet
If you're setting up a parallel fence you are doing a straight cut so just do it on the sigma job done
 

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If you're setting up a parallel fence you are doing a straight cut so just do it on the sigma job done
I’d be setting up a parallel fence to keep my wet cuts straight
If I can do a straight cut on a sigma then I don’t use the wetsaw
I do the vast majority of my cuts on the sigma
but when when my trainees are using the wetsaw for cuts that can’t be done on a sigma then I’d also like the cut to be straight hence the parallel fence...
 

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I just wanted to add.....
If anyone in the Glasgow area has a husqvarna Ts 230 I’d be interested in having a look or a wee demo if anyone can help out...
I haven’t dismissed it totally yet
I'm from Glasgow area as is the person who's cutter I have used, I can message him and see if he would be happy for you to see it, he is based in Loch Winnoch area
 

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I'm from Glasgow area as is the person who's cutter I have used, I can message him and see if he would be happy for you to see it, he is based in Loch Winnoch area
Perfect
I’m in Elderslie so only about 15 minutes from Lochwinnoch.I f he can help that would be greatly
Thanks Tony
 

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I've got one and I rate it, better than the Rubi I had before.
The parallel guide works a treat.
 

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If you have people who cant follow a pencil line and make a straight cut, the saw or cutter isn't the problem.
 

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I’m in Elderslie so only about 15 minutes from Lochwinnoch.I f he can help that would be greatly
Thanks Tony
I've private messaged you. If you can't get it for whatever reason let me know
 

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I've got a husky 230 , best table saw ive ever had , very powerful and the blade has lasted ages , taken a lot of abuse and still going strong .
Mitre facility nor brilliant because the motor tilts and has seized on mine.
Table top comes off for transportation , which takes some getting used to , but all in all very good and will probably get a new one next year
 

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