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Marty
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Bridge saws

Postby Marty » Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:09 pm

Anyone have any experience with 10" to 14" bridge (or rail) tile saws? The manual ones with 3' to 4' spans, not the gigantic ones used for stone.

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Re: Bridge saws

Postby charlie holden » Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:34 pm

I have an MK 212 with a 36 inch span and a 10 inch blade. It's great for long cuts on thin pieces, not so great for cutting odd angles and depths -- like cutting the neck off a curvy blown piece.

My only complaint is that when I bought it they advertised that it had a 3 inch deep cut, which is not true. There is 3 inches at the blade but less clearance than that under the motor -- more like 2 1/4 inches. And the amount you can raise the saw off the bed is very limited compared to some of the chop saw styles.

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Re: Bridge saws

Postby Marty » Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:51 pm

Thanks, Charlie. How much can you raise the blade off the bed?

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Re: Bridge saws

Postby Rick Wilton » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:02 pm

They have two different ones on display at home depot here. You may be have similar there, you can inspect them much better than a pic online.

I've seen them for rent at the local tool rental place also, might be worth a rent. If you rent be careful about their blades as they'll hose you for any useage of the blade. I rented once and they tried to charge me than the price as a new blade and I only a few pieces.
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Re: Bridge saws

Postby dee » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:39 pm

Also check places that sell tile flooring, we have a place here, floor and decor, that has different brands of tile saws than what home depot has and i've been looking at one over there off and on...
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Re: Bridge saws

Postby Cheryl » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:52 pm

i use an IMER. love some things about it, not thrilled about others - like blade depth.
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