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I've a vitrex 750w wet cutter which generally suits my needs along with an angle grinder. However I have a couple of jobs coming up where I need 1m long cuts which need to be dead straight with both edges well finished. Can anyone recommend a saw and blade to do the job?
 
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Mmm, I have a 1200 Big Clinker but the cut isn't that straight. Also, long story but I need to reduce the size of the tile by the 2mm blade width to create 2 extra grout lines per tile.
 
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Guys, does anybody use a plunge cutter to do very good 1m long cuts? Or have hired one.?
 

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Rubi Nd 200 or 300....
 

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How many cuts have you got to do
 
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Well for this job only 12 but if it's cost effective it would be a useful piece of kit to have.
 
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Ok this is the situation... I have a feature wall to do using 1m x.5m tiles landscape. So 5 tiles high, 3 wide. Customer went to my suppliers who suggested rows 2 & 4 could have the tiles cut lengthways so 25, 15 & 10mm and those cuts staggered. They have a cutting service but will cost +£300 to set up and make 12 cuts (2 each tile x 6). I reckon I can do it myself with good quality cutter and blade and set the £300 off against cost of machine. ....
 
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Hi Andy I have a dewalt circular tile saw which tbh I haven't used for a while, if I had a table with a solid guide rail or fence I'd give that a go but I like the idea of the blade sliding along a guiding bar which I think would give me a perfect cut. How would the Rubi work for my requirements above do you reckon?
 

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Hi Andy I have a dewalt circular tile saw which tbh I haven't used for a while, if I had a table with a solid guide rail or fence I'd give that a go but I like the idea of the blade sliding along a guiding bar which I think would give me a perfect cut. How would the Rubi work for my requirements above do you reckon?
Think it would work well, the blade it comes with is a turbo blade and might be a bit heavy for what you need, ATS however do a continuous rim to fit the Rubi and is a much finner cut with the water feed on, the rails are 800mm so you would need a couple of those plus clamps.. Whole lot would probably come in around £500.
 

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I guess from the later part of the question remaining unanswered you have never tried or used the Tc180, so how can you comment on it?
I gave my personal opinion of Rubi. The build quality on their products seem really poor based on my experience. I have also spoken to a few suppliers of Rubi who say the same. I have old Rubi gear which has done many years but their latest products, in my opinion, are terrible. And that is what the OP was asking for - an opinion. Their technical team, again in my opinion are poor.
Sorry if my opinion doesn't sit well with you, and you're correct in your assumption, I haven't used it.
 

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Its not your opinion that doesn't sit well with me at all...its just the generalisation, Ive tried the Rubi TP cutter and got rid of it in less than a week in favour of a Sigma as it was utter plastic crap. However I also used a Tx before Christmas and found it as good as a sigma and sighting the score even easier.. The TC was recommend to me by a long standing member on here and its a great piece of kit, so all I'm saying is you can't just totally write off a well established name like Rubi just because they've brought a few duff machines out..
 

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Its not your opinion that doesn't sit well with me at all...its just the generalisation, Ive tried the Rubi TP cutter and got rid of it in less than a week in favour of a Sigma as it was utter plastic crap. However I also used a Tx before Christmas and found it as good as a sigma and sighting the score even easier.. The TC was recommend to me by a long standing member on here and its a great piece of kit, so all I'm saying is you can't just totally write off a well established name like Rubi just because they've brought a few duff machines out..
Point taken, and I know you're right in principle - my experience of Rubi was so poor I wouldn't spend another penny with them and if someone is considering spending money with them, I'd be inclined to steer them towards a company that shows more courtesy to their customer than they did me. The thread I posted the link to, was championing Montolit, partly becasue their machine is far, far superior to the Rubi in build quality and straightline cuts but also because they took the time to follow up with the sale and make sure everything was ok with the machine. Their blades are the best I've come across as well.
Companies need to own their mistakes - Rubi didn't. So based on that, my opinion is to steer clear of Rubi.
 

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