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Old 10-26-2013, 10:33 AM   #41
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Craig I assume it's more convenient to set up your LFT on the cutter with a handle that pushes away from the bar, but doesn't it push the tile off of the mark as you score?

The handle looks nice...but why not go with the kilk-klock?
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I personally would like the handle to push tward the bar. but the way the crossbar is set up unless i mill some of the aluminum (not sure if i want to weaken that bar ) the cutter wheel will strike it on every cut.
Sigma touts that it is you get better pressure by pushing away from the bar.

Now the features on this cutter head that make it "better"
First my comparisons are the RTC Razor push cutter with a new wheel (I put a new one on so i could compare apples to apples) the Sigma pull wheel head. Both of these cutters work well. The things that made me order the new cutter head is... 1 the only thing i like about the RTC is the way it cuts. 2 I hated the "pull" style on the sigma--This is due to the fact that I used a Sigma Tecnia since 2005 3 the Max is Sigma's next generation of cutter. I messed with a klick klock and didn't like it.

What makes the MAX better. 1 the wheel is larger and runs on sealed bearings. The Cutter runs on a suspension these make cutting rough tile very consistent and smooth. I had some very rough porcelain that it breezed through.

Earlier today I went to the box stores and bought cheap Marazzi, American Olean, and Interceramic tile to test, everyone who has ever messed with Marazzi from Home depot knows how much that stuff sucks to cut, I will be making a video showing how well ,or poor, each of my cutters work on a large cross section of challenging tile. To be honest I would love to get a hold of a Rubi TX to try as I have heard many great things about them as well.
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THANKS CHARIMOM

This is a great and informative post!!! I'm always looking for better and faster ways to complete the task at hand.....

But one suggestion you should change the title to:

THIS IS HOW I ROLL!!!
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I personally would like the handle to push tward the bar. but the way the crossbar is set up unless i mill some of the aluminum (not sure if i want to weaken that bar ) the cutter wheel will strike it on every cut.
Sigma touts that it is you get better pressure by pushing away from the bar.

Now the features on this cutter head that make it "better"
First my comparisons are the RTC Razor push cutter with a new wheel (I put a new one on so i could compare apples to apples) the Sigma pull wheel head. Both of these cutters work well. The things that made me order the new cutter head is... 1 the only thing i like about the RTC is the way it cuts. 2 I hated the "pull" style on the sigma--This is due to the fact that I used a Sigma Tecnia since 2005 3 the Max is Sigma's next generation of cutter. I messed with a klick klock and didn't like it.

What makes the MAX better. 1 the wheel is larger and runs on sealed bearings. The Cutter runs on a suspension these make cutting rough tile very consistent and smooth. I had some very rough porcelain that it breezed through.

Earlier today I went to the box stores and bought cheap Marazzi, American Olean, and Interceramic tile to test, everyone who has ever messed with Marazzi from Home depot knows how much that stuff sucks to cut, I will be making a video showing how well ,or poor, each of my cutters work on a large cross section of challenging tile. To be honest I would love to get a hold of a Rubi TX to try as I have heard many great things about them as well.
My biggest pet peeve about my 2B3 is the cutting wheel will slam into the bar as you finish the cut...and drag cutters are by nature a little awkard.

Did you get sick of carrying that heavy RTC cutter?
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First, I must agree, this is a great thread. Thanks for the time you have put into compiling these posts and videos
I've always worked with a wet saw, currently the dewalt 2400. You have convinced me to get a Sigma cutter
The project I am starting soon is 13 x 27 porcelain, I am looking at the 3c and the 3ck.
Chairimon, you said you don't like the Klick Klock cutters and I have heard other people say the same. Any more specifics? They say that the Klick Klock will apply a lot more pressure on the cut, don't know if that is relevant over the force applied by the 3c.
It looks like there is an additional step in the cutting process as you need to flip the handle over to break the tile, maybe this is the objection?
It looks like the 3ck cuts on the push stroke while the 3c is a pull cut. The push cut looks more user friendly, but I haven't used either.
I'm afraid that your NAINA model will remain exclusive, seems like a lot of additional cost and effort to buy from out of the country
I'm interested in any opinions, ready to place an order tomorrow
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First, I must agree, this is a great thread. Thanks for the time you have put into compiling these posts and videos
I've always worked with a wet saw, currently the dewalt 2400. You have convinced me to get a Sigma cutter
The project I am starting soon is 13 x 27 porcelain, I am looking at the 3c and the 3ck.
Chairimon, you said you don't like the Klick Klock cutters and I have heard other people say the same. Any more specifics? They say that the Klick Klock will apply a lot more pressure on the cut, don't know if that is relevant over the force applied by the 3c.
It looks like there is an additional step in the cutting process as you need to flip the handle over to break the tile, maybe this is the objection?
It looks like the 3ck cuts on the push stroke while the 3c is a pull cut. The push cut looks more user friendly, but I haven't used either.
I'm afraid that your NAINA model will remain exclusive, seems like a lot of additional cost and effort to buy from out of the country
I'm interested in any opinions, ready to place an order tomorrow
I ordered the baby sigma this weekend. Most of the tile set around here is 12x12. So the larger snappers will have to wait until I tile my bath.
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I ordered the baby sigma this weekend. Most of the tile set around here is 12x12. So the larger snappers will have to wait until I tile my bath.
So that is two sales. If this continues, sigma may owe charimon a commission...
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To be honest I would love to get a hold of a Rubi TX to try as I have heard many great things about them as well.
I have one and love it.
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About to click "check out" on a Razor RTC.
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My razor cuts great. You will be happy.

I recommend ordering another wheel on any cutter purchase, It is alot like a pistol. . . you don't need it, til you REALLY need it, then you need it like RIGHT NOW. Just be sure to keep them where they wont get lost.
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Yeah I got an extra blade and case on the order.
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Do you have a link for where you bought your Sigma max?

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Do you have a link for where you bought your Sigma max?

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http://www.protilertools.co.uk/sigma...-70-90cm-24m10

This is for the "C" -27" and "D" -36" I had a hard time finding any in stock and looked for over a month till I found one.
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Pro-tip on the airsled - make sure you have enough room above the fridge so you don't smash the fridge into the upper cabinet when you turn it on. I literally dove and unplugged mine once because of that. A helper had set it up while I was going over layout with the customer and I walked in just in time. I went to Walmart and bought a cheap backpack to keep the power unit, hoses, fittings, and a 20' extension cord in. I cut holes inside the backpack so everything can be connected while wearing it. That way moving something becomes a one person job and everything comes with you, not to mention it becomes the storage container for everything except the slides themselves.
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I did a bathroom tearout today. forgot to make a vid on how I pull walls but remembered just in time to shoot one of how I do floors. The set is about 10 years ole and was well set Durock mortared and screwed to plywood subfloor Vitirous 12x12 mortared to Durock both had almost 100% coverage and the tile was pulled because owner didn't like the color.

My phone makes terrible videos. But I think my way is a very quick and clean way of removing tile.

Also just to remind you all that walmart likely has 35' pool hoses on clearence for dirt cheap, these are high quality 1 1/2 hose.

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Here's a pic of the tile, mortar, backer, mortar sandwich.
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I did a bathroom tearout today. forgot to make a vid on how I pull walls but remembered just in time to shoot one of how I do floors. The set is about 10 years ole and was well set Durock mortared and screwed to plywood subfloor Vitirous 12x12 mortared to Durock both had almost 100% coverage and the tile was pulled because owner didn't like the color.

My phone makes terrible videos. But I think my way is a very quick and clean way of removing tile.

Also just to remind you all that walmart likely has 35' pool hoses on clearence for dirt cheap, these are high quality 1 1/2 hose.

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Here's a pic of the tile, mortar, backer, mortar sandwich.
Chairmon..... That went slick.... but I'm surprized the tile broke that well from the durock.

I've got to try you're cutting the grout next time.... I 've just never found the grout to be that structurally cementous.... so I never tried it.
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The tile did not break from the durock, the durock broke from the plywood.

I tried that once and the dust came out of the exhaust of the vacuum. If I do it again I may put the vac outside instead.
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The tile did not break from the durock, the durock broke from the plywood.

I tried that once and the dust came out of the exhaust of the vacuum. If I do it again I may put the vac outside instead.
Oh... So the OP was not just cutting the grout, he was cutting the durock... that makes sense.

The sound on my computer is not so good... neither is my hearing...

I thought he was saving the Durock somehow...

Admittedly maybe a neater job, but I'd rather just start bulldogging it with a handy broom and trash barrel.

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