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Old 11-12-2017, 09:55 PM   #21
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Instead of getting a metric tape measure for use with the Masterpiuma, I've settled on Starrett measure stix to do the job...now why didn't I think of that

Good quality steel tape with adhesive backing...sticks permanently to most surfaces...now that's what I'm talking about.
The fence scale on mine has imperial measurements.

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Old 11-12-2017, 10:13 PM   #22
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The fence scale on mine has imperial measurements.

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and you bought it that way? I see they do sell the specific stickers but thought they all came in metric
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and you bought it that way? I see they do sell the specific stickers but thought they all came in metric
It came that way, maybe the supplier put it on?

It also came with 2 extra titanium wheels, they're under the blue spare parts caps.

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Build a table with a recess for the cutter to sit in. I like the idea so much I might do that myself.
You can't have solid support under the tile when you snap it, that's why the plates are spring loaded.

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Thanks for the tip. Is this the thread?

http://www.contractortalk.com/f73/gl...ng-tip-117372/
Yeah looks like it.
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Old 11-13-2017, 10:51 AM   #25
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This is the scale that came on the P3.

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Mine just arrived with imperial measurements. I noticed on ebay that some sellers are from Europe. I'm guessing those are metric.
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I'm installing 40" planks and also had one snap as I was scoring. I found that setting a sponge underneath the tile end gave enough support while giving flex to enable the snapper.
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I'm installing 40" planks and also had one snap as I was scoring. I found that setting a sponge underneath the tile end gave enough support while giving flex to enable the snapper.
Thanks for the tip.

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I'm installing 40" planks and also had one snap as I was scoring. I found that setting a sponge underneath the tile end gave enough support while giving flex to enable the snapper.
Was it worth the investment?

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Was it worth the investment?

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With my limited use so far, yes. It took a couple of cuts to get used to it. The tile is pretty heavy 5/16" with a light texture and the cutter did very well on it. I actually ended up using the lube packet and that seemed to help with the cutting.

There is no way the cheapo Kobalt snapper I was borrowing would cut this tile. It was great not having to mess with the wet saw. I got lucky and the tile width worked out exactly in the room so I didn't have any rips.

I love the long fence. While I haven't needed to do a lot of miters in the past, that function is pretty cool. I have been prepping the bath and shower. Given the short week, tile probably won't start until next week. The cutter will likely get a work out. The shower walls will be 4x6 glazed ceramic (I think) with a glass mosaic vertical accent stripe. I can't wait to try the stop for repetitive cuts. I'll also be interested to see how it works on mosaics (I'm going to try the hobby mat).

Question: When snapping the tile, is there a certain sweet spot on where to press? I had it tail out slightly a couple of times. It wasn't too big an issue as it was a random lay pattern, but I would like to prevent in the future.

BTW - If anyone is looking at it, I got a pretty decent deal ordering it through Dibsmart. You can find a further discount via Sal Diblasi's YouTube channel.
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When you say "tail out" you mean the snap is not on the line?

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When you say "tail out" you mean the snap is not on the line?

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When it happened, the majority of the snap was in-line. However the portion toward me (maybe the last 1/2" or so) tailed out about a 1/16" of an inch. I don't know if it was my scoring, where I was pressing on the tile to snap (towards the front ~25% the tile width), or that the tile is so long that the weight was taking over.
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Score the entry side 2 or 3 times, about 1.5" in each time.

Most times this happens due to misscoring (new word... ) I've done it myself.

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When it happened, the majority of the snap was in-line. However the portion toward me (maybe the last 1/2" or so) tailed out about a 1/16" of an inch. I don't know if it was my scoring, where I was pressing on the tile to snap (towards the front ~25% the tile width), or that the tile is so long that the weight was taking over.
If there’s enough meat on both sides of tge score line, the Palm technique prevents that. I’ve never been able to get a clean cut every time any other way.
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If there’s enough meat on both sides of tge score line, the Palm technique prevents that. I’ve never been able to get a clean cut every time any other way.
Can you describe the "Palm technique?"
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I was at Century Tile today picking up an order. They had a large Monolit on the counter. What caught my eye was the wheels and it had wings to support the tile.

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Can you describe the "Palm technique?"
You basically hold one side with your left palm and wack it with your right. Looked for a video but couldn’t find one. Play around with some scrap tiles. It’s pretty intuitive and easy to master.
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Well hell, just when I thought I was gone buying tile tools....that thing is pretty slick looking. We're starting a 900 Sq ft job tomorrow....sure would save a lot of walking back and forth to the garage to make cuts. Off to the internet I go!

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Anyone care to pipe in on your last few months with the Monto.
I think I'd like to buy the 93P3. Though most installs are 12 x 24 inch it would cover my bases. Unless you guys think its overkill. I've only done 1 - 32 inch tile install and I used my wet saw and 4.5 hand grinder with my Pearl blade. I did kick around the 63 or 75. Thinking the 75 would be an easier cutter to slide the 24 in and out and some diagonals if needed. I currently have a 27 inch BIG Clunker and its a clunker. Never could get a good straight cut. Too many tails and I've changed wheels a few times. Time to move up
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I have been liking my P3 very much. Just finished my first job with it and it performed great. The job consisted of 8"x40" plank flooring and glazed ceramic tile with glass accents on the walls. My 24" P3 wasn't big enough to rip the planks as whole, but had no problems in crosscuts or smaller rips I needed. On the ceramics, I was able to get down to about 1/2" cuts.

This is the first quality tile cutter I have used. With the crappy big-box cutter I used previously, I spent most my time making trips to the wet saw. With the new cutter, I performed nearly all the cuts on the P3 which was much more convenient and winter friendly.

I will say that even the 24" is a beast in size and weight. So you'll want to keep that in mind as larger snappers might be harder to use in smaller spaces and make transport/storage more challenging. My rationale for the 24" was that it would handle the majority of my jobs. For larger tile, unless I get a big enough job/demand, I'll stick to the angle grinder or wet saw.

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