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Smudger1

Well-Known Member
#1
I do a bit of tiling nothing fancy and use a small push through electric wet cutter.
But job on now the tiles are bigger and thicker for the walls than I usually stick, so I got this today after reading up it sounds good for the money ?
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Virtex 800w bridge cutter from toolsatation for 175 inc.
Should cut straiter than small one I've got.

Also once mixed up adhesive I stick it to wall with bucket trowel then spread it out with my notched tiling trowel. Is there a better way ?
 

ChrispyUK

Well-Known Member
#2
I do a bit of tiling nothing fancy and use a small push through electric wet cutter.
But job on now the tiles are bigger and thicker for the walls than I usually stick, so I got this today after reading up it sounds good for the money ?
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Virtex 800w bridge cutter from toolsatation for 175 inc.
Should cut straiter than small one I've got.

Also once mixed up adhesive I stick it to wall with bucket trowel then spread it out with my notched tiling trowel. Is there a better way ?
I think apart from actually using a hawk and trowel, prob not mate. Often in same predicament, but just end up using tiling trowel to load the wall and make sure I've got a full notch in one direction. On the last few large format porcelain jobs I've done, I have used the new plastic leveling clips and wedges. Can recommend those if you haven't already used them.

Let us know how the bridge performs :)
 

Smudger1

Well-Known Member
#3
I think apart from actually using a hawk and trowel, prob not mate. Often in same predicament, but just end up using tiling trowel to load the wall and make sure I've got a full notch in one direction. On the last few large format porcelain jobs I've done, I have used the new plastic leveling clips and wedges. Can recommend those if you haven't already used them.

Let us know how the bridge performs :)
Will do. I've only used the clips n wedges with floor tiles ,just ordinary spacers on walls.

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Danny

Administrator
#4
I have never done any tiling :D :D Dont know why I have not but one day I will know what it is like to lay a tile :D
 

ChrispyUK

Well-Known Member
#5
I have never done any tiling :D:D Dont know why I have not but one day I will know what it is like to lay a tile :D
All in the prep really Danny. If the wall/floor is as flat and true as possible, then you're 75% of the way there...pretty much.

When you think about it, skim/walls are either painted, papered or tiled and a good spread should have a reasonable understanding on how a room needs to be prepared for tiling.
 
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Danny

Administrator
#7
All in the prep really Danny. If the wall/floor is as flat and true as possible, then you're 75% of the way there...pretty much.

When you think about it, skim/walls are either painted, papered or tiled and a good spread should have a reasonable understanding on how a room needs to be prepared for tiling.
Oh yes I am sure it is straight forward enough :D Cant imagine it being rocket science :D
 
#9
Use a hawk n normal trowel spread whole area then run notch through

Tilers would frown upon that probably but I’m a spread so don’t care lol

If you try butter wall with notch it always ends up all over the trowel
 

Smudger1

Well-Known Member
#10
There is the smooth side on the tile trowel so could butter wall with it but only if I had a crappy hawk spare, I wouldn't feel right dirtying my good plastering hawks with tile muck ! :chica: but the bucket trowel then tile one works ok for me. :coffe:

Glad to report the bridge cutter worked great, well chuffed with it so far :rock:
Couple of top cut pics I did today with it.

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Danny

Administrator
#11
There is the smooth side on the tile trowel so could butter wall with it but only if I had a crappy hawk spare, I wouldn't feel right dirtying my good plastering hawks with tile muck ! :chica: but the bucket trowel then tile one works ok for me. :coffe:

Glad to report the bridge cutter worked great, well chuffed with it so far :rock:
Couple of top cut pics I did today with it.

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looks great to me
 

ChrispyUK

Well-Known Member
#12
There is the smooth side on the tile trowel so could butter wall with it but only if I had a crappy hawk spare, I wouldn't feel right dirtying my good plastering hawks with tile muck ! :chica: but the bucket trowel then tile one works ok for me. :coffe:

Glad to report the bridge cutter worked great, well chuffed with it so far :rock:
Couple of top cut pics I did today with it.

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Looks good mate. I always try and lay large format straight knecked like youve done. Running bond is a bit dated IMO.