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Luiza
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tile saw again

Postby Luiza » Mon Mar 10, 2003 9:50 pm

:?: I found a tile saw here, and it seems very similar to the ones I saw in the
sites you send to me. My only doubt is about the rotations - it´s 13.000rpm.
Do you think it´s too fast? It´s Makita, a very reasonable price, and I can
have it by friday if you all think it´s ok! Please, be so kind to tell me if I
can buy it. Luiza
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Postby Tony Smith » Mon Mar 10, 2003 10:38 pm

That sounds very fast Luiza. Can you give the website where you found it? From the speed alone, it sounds like it may not be what you are looking for. The picture below is a typical tile saw made by MK Diamond Tools in the US. http://www.mkdiamond.com. It has a shallow tub that holds water and a pump that sprays the water on the blade. This model has a sliding table where you place your tile (or glass) and push it back through the blade.

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Postby Luiza » Tue Mar 11, 2003 6:58 am

Hi Tony
The site I could find that shows a similar one is
http://www.dewalt.com.br/products/Cata/ ... dID=DW861B
The saws I found here are for granite and other stones cut. It´s not ok?
Thanks a lot for your patience.
Luiza

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Postby Tony Smith » Tue Mar 11, 2003 8:25 am

The saw that you gave the link to would work, but you would have a difficult time cutting thin strips with it because it is used very much like a circular saw for wood. The weight of that saw is supported by the material that you are cutting, so as the piece gets smaller and smaller, the saw becomes less stable. This is why the larger version that has a table is preferred.

The saws that cut marble and granite are what you want... but probably not the hand-held version of those saws.

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tile saw help / Tony

Postby Luiza » Wed Mar 12, 2003 9:01 pm

Hi Tony
I searched a lot, but I could only find the hand-held type. Maybe it´s possible adapt a kind of suport. What do you think? Please, be patience, I´m very ansious about this :oops:

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Postby Tony Smith » Wed Mar 12, 2003 9:58 pm

Luiza,

I'm sure that in Brazil there are many tile shoppes and tile installers. Go visit one of them and ask about their saws. I'm sure you will find that they have a saw similar to what I posted earlier.

Take a look at http://www.felkersaws.com/new_TM75.shtml Felker is a manufacturer of tile saws like I described, and they have an office in São Paulo. They may be able to help you.

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Postby Luiza » Wed Mar 12, 2003 10:14 pm

Hi Tony
I can´t believe you found this!!!
I will call them tomorrow and see if they have it here. Sometimes, even though there is a local vendor, the machines are quite diferent. I talked to some persons that use tile saws, but all use the hand held type.
Thanks vert, very much for your time and patience.
Luiza

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Postby Pam Hrycyk » Wed Mar 12, 2003 10:33 pm

Luiza - We are all amazed at the things Tony can find on the web. He is truly a web investigator and he's surprised many of us at one time or another.

Now Tony, can you locate Mr. Bee the maker of the fabulous wet-belt sander made in Ontario for me?

Pam

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Postby Luiza » Wed Mar 12, 2003 10:47 pm

Thanks Pam, I was feelig myself a complete incompetent fool :oops:
Now I fell a little better :D
Luiza

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Postby Tony Smith » Wed Mar 12, 2003 10:57 pm

Don't feel that way Luiza.

Research is a way of life and a state of mind. It's all I've ever known. It's a challenge to look for things that other people can't find and it's a lot of fun when you're successful.

Please let us know what you find.

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Postby Ron Coleman » Wed Mar 12, 2003 11:12 pm

Pam Hrycyk wrote:Luiza - We are all amazed at the things Tony can find on the web. He is truly a web investigator and he's surprised many of us at one time or another.

Now Tony, can you locate Mr. Bee the maker of the fabulous wet-belt sander made in Ontario for me?

Pam


Try this link Pam

http://www.esourcecanada.com/profile.as ... d=19533406

Ron :wink:

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Postby Pam Hrycyk » Wed Mar 12, 2003 11:33 pm

Thanks Ron - You are definitely our other web explorer expert. I've sent them an email and will look for their reply.

Pam

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Postby Pam Hrycyk » Thu Mar 13, 2003 10:38 am

Ron Coleman wrote:Try this link Pam

http://www.esourcecanada.com/profile.as ... d=19533406

Ron :wink:


Ron - That was them. Don from Bee Metal called me this morning and information on their wet belt sander should be in the mail today.

Thanks for your help
Pam

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Postby Tony Smith » Thu Mar 13, 2003 1:51 pm

Pam,

Will you post what you find out? I'm curious how the price direct from Bee compares to the US price from CRLaurence.

Tony
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Postby Pam Hrycyk » Thu Mar 13, 2003 5:36 pm

Tony Smith wrote:Pam,

Will you post what you find out? I'm curious how the price direct from Bee compares to the US price from CRLaurence.

Tony


Sure, I'll let you know what I find out.

Pam

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Postby Luiza » Thu Mar 13, 2003 7:08 pm

Tony Smith wrote:Luiza,

I'm sure that in Brazil there are many tile shoppes and tile installers. Go visit one of them and ask about their saws. I'm sure you will find that they have a saw similar to what I posted earlier.

Take a look at http://www.felkersaws.com/new_TM75.shtml Felker is a manufacturer of tile saws like I described, and they have an office in São Paulo. They may be able to help you.

Tony

Felker Brazil
Pix Do Brasil
Rua José de Oliveira Coutinho
São Paulo, Brazil CEP 01144-020

Phone: 55 11 3611-8383
Fax: 55 11 3619-3022
Email: target@pixdobrasil.com.br


Sorry to say that, but the place does not exist anymore...
My search will continue.
Luiza

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Postby Kevin Midgley » Fri Mar 14, 2003 11:14 am

Be sure to check out my suggestions regarding maintenance on a Bee Metal sander in previous posts on the old board. The same will apply to a tile saw. Kevin


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