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Old 01-04-2018, 11:15 PM   #41
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I like the P3. Did this bathroom with it set up in the room for the walls, hall for the floor.

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great job.
looks fantastic.
Maybe I'll stick with the 63p3
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Well i purchased the P3 and have been cutting scrap tiles. Quite impressed so far BUT I'm struggling cutting 1 inch off a 12 x 24 on the vertical to get a 11 x 24. Any tips. I was hoping to see a video but not a single one I found cut a slim off the long side.
Most of my tile work lately has been 3/8 thick 12 x 24 porcelain gloss tile. So I was practicing on that.
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What issue are you having?

Are you setting the narrow rip breaker?

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Well i purchased the P3 and have been cutting scrap tiles. Quite impressed so far BUT I'm struggling cutting 1 inch off a 12 x 24 on the vertical to get a 11 x 24. Any tips. I was hoping to see a video but not a single one I found cut a slim off the long side.
Most of my tile work lately has been 3/8 thick 12 x 24 porcelain gloss tile. So I was practicing on that.
Giuseppe is a great resource for videos from montolit...that cutter should easy do what you're asking as it routinely will cut width's as narrow as 1/2".

I have a feeling it's just technique you need to work on...scoring pressure plays a roll, oiling the wheel frequently has to help on 3/8" and experimenting with the dual flip down breaker to achieve the beneficial cut. Keep at it, I have a feeling you'll get it.
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What issue are you having?

Are you setting the narrow rip breaker?

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Can you dwell on that Tom.
Not sure I know what you mean.
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Can you dwell on that Tom.
Not sure I know what you mean.
Normally you score, push down on handle to break. On a narrow cut, score, lift handle, a secondary breaker drops down. It is for snapping narrow pieces.

Again, what is happening you're not happy with?

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Normally you score, push down on handle to break. On a narrow cut, score, lift handle, a secondary breaker drops down. It is for snapping narrow pieces.

Again, what is happening you're not happy with?

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On my 1 inch snap off of a 24, it breaks into jagged pieces. Not a clean straight long cut. I might get 3 or 4 inches from the front edge that are perfect and then as it goes down the score line it either doesn't snap or cracks the whole tile.
I know its a keep trying till you get the hang of it. Just looking for tips.
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Try double scoring and oil the wheel.

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I have a master bath with 8x48, 12x24, and mosaic porcelain tile. Based on excellent info in this thread I purchased a Montolit 63P3. Like a piece of jewelry compared to my old snap cutter.

My cutter arrived in good shape but the moving arm was very hard to move. Maybe they do this for shipping? If I back off the tensioning screws enough to get a nice fluid motion there is some left/right play in the arm. Not terrible or enough to make the cutter move much but don't know exactly how much tension to apply.

How do you adjust the roller tensioner on this cutter?

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I have a master bath with 8x48, 12x24, and mosaic porcelain tile. Based on excellent info in this thread I purchased a Montolit 63P3. Like a piece of jewelry compared to my old snap cutter.

My cutter arrived in good shape but the moving arm was very hard to move. Maybe they do this for shipping? If I back off the tensioning screws enough to get a nice fluid motion there is some left/right play in the arm. Not terrible or enough to make the cutter move much but don't know exactly how much tension to apply.

How do you adjust the roller tensioner on this cutter?

Thanks,

Mike
Mine has a slight bit resistance, but definitely moves freely. You might want to coat the bar with some WD-40 which they recommend for lubrication. I'm not sure about tension adjustment and its affect on left/right play as I haven't had to mess with mine.
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Mine has a slight bit resistance, but definitely moves freely. You might want to coat the bar with some WD-40 which they recommend for lubrication. I'm not sure about tension adjustment and its affect on left/right play as I haven't had to mess with mine.
Thanks for the feedback.

I was able to get it dialed and I received more info from Montolit on how to adjust it. I'll list it here so others can see it.

- Adjust tension by moving top & bottom screws equal amounts.

- Factory spec for side-to-side play is 2mm (0.079") at the end of the handle.

- Don't WD-40 the rollers, it will cause debris to stick to them. (this is hard to do since they say to lube other parts with WD-40)

Before I received this info I used a feeler gauge to set the clearance between the rollers and rail to 0.005" and it runs very smoothly. I later checked the motion at the end of the handle and it's 0.065" on mine so I'm set to go! (think it just wasn't set correctly out of the factory)


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