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Can anyone recommend some fairly basic but decent suction cups ? I don't need to lift any 3m calcatta bookmatch or anything :D
 
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The orange B&Q double cups are ok for a tenner Andy, I got a couple to lift a £7k shower screen in place and did the job fine.. Not great on mat textured tiles but lock onto polished well.
 

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Toolstation around £3.

Good for moving and lifting Minerva and removing front panels from units.

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I’ve got the triple metal type and have had them for a good 15 years.

Basic but work really well on tiles and heavy glass shower screens. Got mine from China.....where else ;)

Not tried them on LVT........yet :D

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I’ve got the triple metal type and have had them for a good 15 years.

Basic but work really well on tiles and heavy glass shower screens. Got mine from China.....where else ;)

Not tried them on LVT........yet :D

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Do you have pics of all your tools? :tearsofjoy:
 

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if I may make a suggestion, I would avoid the suction cups
with black rubber.
on some rough tiles, they leave their mark.
 

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I have these they are better than the cheap plastic ones but I have nothing else to compare them against .
 
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I've heard tell that you should be looking at glazing suppliers for the best ones. The majority of the ones aimed at tiles are only good on a perfectly smooth glaze, any texture and they don't work well or at all.
 

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Think those glass ones might be a bit ott for me @hmtiling
only ott until a cheaper one lets go mate
 

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Gotta make Harry right Andy, why skimp?
I have similar to Harry only in a light grey, non marking rubber, and will lift textured too.
Using the 1800 x 900’s last week, I only ever used one at a time.
I have total confidence in them and know they’re not gonna let go, as long as they’re maintained well.
Although the sigma ones above are excellent on a frame, (because there are multiple) I wouldn’t have any where near the confidence in them used singularly.
For me, a safer route is a larger diameter cup.
Only time I use sigma cups (and I have 12) is when it is on a narrow piece where only they will fit, and then I’ll still use two.
I have had them release before, but that was only ever on a frame, and because there’s always at least 6, I don’t feel it’s any kind of risk.
You do have to be meticulously clean with both tile and cup, don’t get sloppy, you’ll have an accident.
 

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Have you cleaned there stock out marc ?:D
Seriously though that it insane money for that tool, surely nobody needs that ?

Think I'll invest in a couple of the pump ones as per your recommendation and Harry's. They won't get much use I don't think but there a good addition to the toolbox.
 
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Thanks for the replies everyone ;)
 

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Have you cleaned there stock out marc ?:D
Seriously though that it insane money for that tool, surely nobody needs that?
Whilst it is true, I don’t mind paying what it costs to make my life easier, that is the most ridiculous amount of money for a trade tool I think I’ve seen.
I did inquire tho, because they never used to advertise the price, it was always P.O.A.

There is a cheaper version tho, where that has an integral electric pump, there is one that hooks up to a vacuum, and is considerably cheaper.

Again it goes back the the origins of the tooling of ex large thin slabs, the glass industry, that suction device was originally intended for lifting large sheets of glass safely.
 

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sigma with blue rubber my last purchase.
so much strength with rough tiles.


 
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The sigma cups on my frame have been known to let go of Matt and textured porcelain. Thankfully they are backed up by two of the pump type which don't fail at all.
I also use two raimondi Octo type which are expensive but they are non marking, come in their own cases and never fail, which kind of matters if you're carrying a tile worth more than a days wage up some ladders!
Cheap lifters for tiling, I have the basic raimondi lever action and the little rubber montolit lifting cups.
 
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I've been using the Veribor glass lifter for almost 15 years. Still have the original I purchased, hasn't failed me yet. They are made in Germany, really good reliable parts.

Below is the one I have. Well worth the investment.

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I've been using the Veribor glass lifter for almost 15 years. Still have the original I purchased, hasn't failed me yet. They are made in Germany, really good reliable parts.

Below is the one I have. Well worth the investment.

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I have the same ones
 

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