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b2dap 02-12-2009 09:05 AM

New to the tile world... can you help me decide?
I have been looking to begin tiling a small room in my home to practice before I tile my kitchen floor. I've been searching for a tile saw at a moderate price that will get the job done. A lot of people have suggested the Felker TM-75, is this a good choice? I was thinking maybe i'd want something a little more powerful, but i don't know if i need it. Can anyone help me?

inspectorD 02-12-2009 11:50 AM

That will work fine, you don't need a lot of power for a tile saw. It just needs to last a DIY project or two.:)

jdougn 02-13-2009 07:50 AM

Sounds like you have an interesting project being planned!

If you are only doing this as a personal project then get homeowner grade and not professional grade tools. For this type of project I would suggest getting a tile cutter from Harbor Freight Tools. Harbor Freight Tools - Quality Tools at the Lowest Prices
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 3470 S. STATE STREET 801-484-9556

There you will find a reasonably priced selection of tile cutters and many other homeowner grade tools. The one I occasionally use is their biggest but it fit my budget ($300) and is easy to use.
hth, Doug

b2dap 02-13-2009 09:17 AM

how about a tile stripper
I actually plan on doing more projects than just in my own home... so I've been looking at tile floor strippers, but can't decide which i should pick up. Do you guys have any experience or insight?


jdougn 02-13-2009 06:54 PM

Do you mean removing ceramic tile from the floor? Unless this was going to done daily, rent for a large job, on a small job use a hammer and wonderbar.
my .o2, Doug

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