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Old 12-11-2014, 09:56 PM   #121
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What are the dollies for?
If you are setting floors. use one for a couple boxes of tile and the second for a rough tote of mortar that way you can roll them along with you as you move, keeping them right at hand yet out of the way can't ask for more than that. The third one will be for the next couple boxes. These are the unsung hero's of all my tools.

Another thing if you are setting large format get a Festool Gecko they are the most ergonomic suction cups you can imagine More importantly they will make your sets faster and cleaner while saving your elbow from tendinitis.
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I presently have a DW 4-1/2" grinder with a few diamond blades.
I have a bunch of floats and trowels.
I have a set of nippers.
I was undecided between the Ridgid Beast and the DW wet saws, but I was leaving towards the DW.

Thanks for the recommendations! Much appreciated!
Hasquvana TS-60, best water management right now. I have used the DeWalt, the TS-60 is better.

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An Huskvarna TS60 (this saw is controversial, people either love or hate it, I personally have mine dialed in and love it.) It has the BEST water containment you can get.

If i were to recommend a wetsaw I would suggest the DW 24000. It is like the Glock of wetsaws,
I have no experience with either of those saws, but have heard that the DW has the best water containment you can get. Have you used the DW? I have been eyeballing it but haven't pulled the trigger. Water containment is my #1 priority. Obviously I am going to purchase a saw that is true and has power, but water containment is really important in cold environments.
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What are the dollies for?
You don't actually carry the tile around do you? I have a dolly for tile and a dolly for the snapper. When I'm setting I have a dolly for the thinset bucket and a dolly for the tile.

I had a tile from HD last year that just wouldn't snap without chipping like crazy, it also wouldn't cut without chipping. It was crap. It was also the last time I expect to install box store tile without charging a LOT more for labor.
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You don't actually carry the tile around do you? .
Ummmmmm....I have been, from truck to second floor. Along with the Ridgid saw which squirted water out the front (on me) and out the back and a little out each side. Sucked.

But, I'm not sure if it was the saw or the owner's poor handling of the saw. I know the laser was shot. I borrowed the saw, not mine.
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I was thinking about getting a few of these for my thin set and water buckets.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...8XYhoCdN_w_wcB

I do need to get a few dollies for tile. After Chars videos and posts on what he uses I keep meaning to pick some up, but only remember when I start the next tile job and by then it's too late.

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I have no experience with either of those saws, but have heard that the DW has the best water containment you can get. Have you used the DW? I have been eyeballing it but haven't pulled the trigger. Water containment is my #1 priority. Obviously I am going to purchase a saw that is true and has power, but water containment is really important in cold environments.

I have used the DeWalt prior to purchasing the TS-60. Water management is why I went with the TS-60. Instead of water being sprayed on the blade the water feeds through the kerf slot in table. On bevel cuts you can split the flow between the blade and kerf.

I have set the saw up in the hallway of a finished home with a mortar pan under it with no issues.

A friend borrowed the saw to cut flag stone in a finished area, was very impressed with it. He is in West Chicago, if you want to try the saw let me know, I'll make arrangements for you to do so.

The stand is much better on the TS-60 also.

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I also use the Ramondi grout wash bucket, the $100.00 one.

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I have used the DeWalt prior to purchasing the TS-60. Water management is why I went with the TS-60. Instead of water being sprayed on the blade the water feeds through the kerf slot in table. On bevel cuts you can split the flow between the blade and kerf.

I have set the saw up in the hallway of a finished home with a mortar pan under it with no issues.

A friend borrowed the saw to cut flag stone in a finished area, was very impressed with it. He is in West Chicago, if you want to try the saw let me know, I'll make arrangements for you to do so.

The stand is much better on the TS-60 also.

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Thanks for the offer Tom, I will take you up on that. I have a job coming up at the beginning of the year that would be perfect to try it out on.
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Thanks for the offer Tom, I will take you up on that. I have a job coming up at the beginning of the year that would be perfect to try it out on.
Send me a PM. I have a tile job starting mid-January, I'll need it back by then.

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I have no experience with either of those saws, but have heard that the DW has the best water containment you can get. Have you used the DW? I have been eyeballing it but haven't pulled the trigger. Water containment is my #1 priority. Obviously I am going to purchase a saw that is true and has power, but water containment is really important in cold environments.
I have owned both Used the DW for several years of daily use.
The DW has Very Good water containment, The Huskvarna when it is using the trough has no compare. On both saws you will have more water issues from tile dripping once you take it off the saw.

I think the Huskvarna when it is tuned and cared for outperforms the DW I think the DW runs great with little or none of the attention you need to devote to the Huskvarna.
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I also use the Ramondi grout wash bucket, the $100.00 one.

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I have the same one....the PullRapid . Bought extra sponges too.

Never use it.
Never have even once.
Bought it right as I was walking away from cementitious forever.

Can't figure out how it is useful for urethane installations.

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Don't get the thinny on dolly thing.

It bothers me sometimes when my bucket is not full enough and it slides or tips when I go to trowel out some mud.

If it were on wheels I could see it driving me nuts.

CHarimon....you said "totes".
Do you use something other than a 5gal for your thinset?
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The TS-60 received two reviews on Amazon: one great, one terrible. Not much help.lol
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Love my DW.

Never used the TS-60.

Not much help either.
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I have the same one....the PullRapid . Bought extra sponges too.

Never use it.
Never have even once.
Bought it right as I was walking away from cementitious forever.

Can't figure out how it is useful for urethane installations.

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Try the epoxy sponges for urethane.
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Love my DW.

Never used the TS-60.

Not much help either.
The tile guy I use loves his DW. I think this is his second or third. That's all he does is tile. Very happy with the saw, so that says a lot. He uses his saw every day.

The DW's price is justifiable for a quality saw for me and my use. Some of those $1,500+ saws are way out of my league.

But it seems that a lot of people live the DW.

I love those dollies! Sure beats muscling everything around. Great idea.

This whole thread has really been one of the best threads for me.

Thank you everyone.
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Don't get the thinny on dolly thing.

It bothers me sometimes when my bucket is not full enough and it slides or tips when I go to trowel out some mud.

If it were on wheels I could see it driving me nuts.

CHarimon....you said "totes".
Do you use something other than a 5gal for your thinset?
As in Rubbermaid Roughneck Tote.
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Try the epoxy sponges for urethane.
What he said.

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I haven't read all the replies, but years ago i made 4 or 5 little dollies out of 3/4" ply with small swivel wheels, i use one for thin set bucket, one for stack of tile. I've given a few away to other tile guys. Total investment about 5 bucks each

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