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Old 12-12-2014, 10:28 AM   #141
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charimon, would you mind explaining the issues with the TS-60? Mine cut square and plumb out of the box. Wondering what problems other we're having.

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Old 12-12-2014, 06:03 PM   #142
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charimon, would you mind explaining the issues with the TS-60? Mine cut square and plumb out of the box. Wondering what problems other we're having.

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The issues that the TS 60 has, the trough water feed can get clogged, the hoses under the table can get caught up in the rollers and mess up cuts. There are a couple other issues that make some people angry. I personally like the saw, but it is not as bullet proof as the DW.
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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?
Yes I use Rubbermaid Ruff totes the 14 or 18 gal kind. I have over 30 of them.
Here is why i like them so much for not only tile but general remodeling.
1. One of these totes filled with tile tearout trash is about 50 lb you know about all you want to lift and carry down the hall and out to your truck.
2. you can mix 2 bags in an 18 gal tote and set it on a dolly and roll it whenre you need
3. it is just the right size to take your trowell and dip a full scoop right out
4. When you are finished setting for the day leave the excess mortar in the tote you can break it out the next day no water mess on the jobsite to clean your bucket, no "where the crap do i put this wet mortar."
5. They nest so it is easy to take 5 or 10 with you to a tearout
6. for the $$$ they will carry 3X the ammount of a 5 gal bucket and last 3X longer with the same amount of care (a lot more than 3X if the amount of care you give is break out the hard thinset with a flooring Maul )



***** On another side note someone mentioned a wash bucket. I can't belive i forgot to add that to my list of things to buy. they are money well spent
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The issues that the TS 60 has, the trough water feed can get clogged, the hoses under the table can get caught up in the rollers and mess up cuts. There are a couple other issues that make some people angry. I personally like the saw, but it is not as bullet proof as the DW.
I like my TS-60 also, never had any of those issues with the saw. Went with the TS-60 over the DeWalt due to better water management.

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Yes I use Rubbermaid Ruff totes the 14 or 18 gal kind. I have over 30 of them.
Here is why i like them so much for not only tile but general remodeling.
1. One of these totes filled with tile tearout trash is about 50 lb you know about all you want to lift and carry down the hall and out to your truck.
2. you can mix 2 bags in an 18 gal tote and set it on a dolly and roll it whenre you need
3. it is just the right size to take your trowell and dip a full scoop right out
4. When you are finished setting for the day leave the excess mortar in the tote you can break it out the next day no water mess on the jobsite to clean your bucket, no "where the crap do i put this wet mortar."
5. They nest so it is easy to take 5 or 10 with you to a tearout
6. for the $$$ they will carry 3X the ammount of a 5 gal bucket and last 3X longer with the same amount of care (a lot more than 3X if the amount of care you give is break out the hard thinset with a flooring Maul )



***** On another side note someone mentioned a wash bucket. I can't belive i forgot to add that to my list of things to buy. they are money well spent

Consider me a convert.

Hallelujah.

Makes so much sense.......
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I have them.

Just doesn't work for me with urethane. Too big, too flat....not enough control I guess.

I have a system that works well for me. Way too much wrist fatigue though.....wish I had an automatic wringing robot. Maybe he could go out back and "empty his bucket" behind a tree too.
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Totes are like Swiss Army knives. Those, and 5 gallon buckets.

I can get all the plain white, no markings food grade spotless 5 gallon buckets I want, but I haven't found a place giving away free totes....
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Totes are like Swiss Army knives. Those, and 5 gallon buckets.

I can get all the plain white, no markings food grade spotless 5 gallon buckets I want, but I haven't found a place giving away free totes....
Same here... a friend owns a bakery and her icing comes in buckets. She just throws out the ones I dont want. Its an endless supply for me. They even have lids.
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Totes are like Swiss Army knives. Those, and 5 gallon buckets.



I can get all the plain white, no markings food grade spotless 5 gallon buckets I want, but I haven't found a place giving away free totes....

I don't think you will, 8-9$ each, I have about 70.
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When you use a tote do you mix the mud by hand ( trowel) or you use the paddle and a drill.?
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When you use a tote do you mix the mud by hand ( trowel) or you use the paddle and a drill.?
Have you ever tried to mix it by hand?
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Have you ever tried to mix it by hand?
All the time. Mud hoe if there is more then one bag. That's using a mud box with sloped sides
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All the time. Mud hoe if there is more then one bag. That's using a mud box with sloped sides
In a Rubbermaid tote?
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In a Rubbermaid tote?
No. A mud box has 4 sloped sides. Roughly 3'x4' x10" high. Not carry able at all
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I just put tile debris in totes, Craig mixes in them I guess. I don't see the nooks and crannies but never tried, we're not that fast so two bags at a time is movin and groovin.
We have 5 gal buckets 3/4 thru we mix another and continuously rotate do no wait time from one bucket to other.
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Like a wheel barrow. Only with no frame or wheel.
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When you use a tote do you mix the mud by hand ( trowel) or you use the paddle and a drill.?
I use an Eibenstock mixer with a quick change colummix paddle

this one is not mine but it is the model i use
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I just bought a Ridgid mud mixer. I wish I bought it a long time ago.

I had a old Snap-On drill that I used to use for mixing but it became temperamental and only wants to spin when it feels like it.
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When you use a tote do you mix the mud by hand ( trowel) or you use the paddle and a drill.?
Oh man. If I forget the drill or paddle and I don't have a cheap helper with me?

Good day sir, I'll be back tomorrow. Lol.....

Seriously though, I still mix in the tote. Just gotta do it in layers and use a small Putty knife to clean out the corners of dry mix as you go
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I just bought a Ridgid mud mixer. I wish I bought it a long time ago.
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Me too. Before that I mixed about 50 bags with my Milwaukee fuel cordless drill after I wrecked the gears on my Milwaukee Magnum drill (which I think is a POS, I went through of them). The Rigid is good.

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