Another Raimondi Maxititina and Bertha in action – Jim Stott, Tilers Tools National Sales & Marketing Director recently delivered a new Berta Sponge Machine and Raimondi Maxititina Grouting machine to Greg at Profix Tiling Limited. Greg and his team were hooked as soon as they experienced the machines in action.
Greg used the Maxititina to apply epoxy grout and then after a wash, used the Berta sponge machine to clean up. The end result was excellent and the machines saved Greg and his team a lot of time and kept them off their knees – they are firm converts.
Raimondi specialise in the manufacture of machines, tools and consumables for the professional tiling market. Established in the 1974, Raimondi have established a growing international reputation for excellence in design and manufacture.
Feel free to call Jim on 07860 502410. Jim is a professional tiler with decades of experience, so is always happy to discuss how Tilers Tools products may help you achieve the best results for your projects.
Profix Tiling specialise in preparation and tiling of swimming pools. You can contact them on 07898 105019.
The Maxititina in action with professional tiler Andy Carroll.
The Maxititina is for use only by professional tilers and makes light work of large floor areas. Used for smoothing mortar base and grouting with the single rotating brush and for polishing, sanding, cleaning and treatments using the dual rotating speed. May be used to spread epoxy. The Maxititina takes attachments from 450-600mm so is a series bit of kit that enables professional tilers to work faster and have a great finish. Call Jim Stott, our National Sales & Marketing Director (07860 502410) to discuss your large scale project and how Tilers Tools can save you time, money and increase customer satisfaction.
The Raimondi Maxititina Grouting Machine is equipped with a single rotating brush for grouting of floors with joints; smoothing mortar base; sanding and polishing surfaces; or for cleaning and treating Terracotta. It has a telescopic handle with adjustable tilt for ergonomic operation. With dual rotation speeds and the ability to accommodate attachments with diameters between 45 and 60cm it is a highly versatile machine.
We are delighted to announce that this week we agreed to become the exclusive UK distributors for Profilitec SpA.
Profilitec was established in the 1960’s and is widely recognised as an innovator and manufacturer of high quality trims and profiles for floors, walls, steps and balconies/patios. Based in northern Italy where design and manufacturing is located, the company has a strong presence in many international markets but were under-represented in the UK. When they recently approached Tilers Tools, we could immediately see the synergies between our respective companies – Profilitec’s corporate values include innovation, high quality products and reliability; values that are shared by Tilers Tools and it’s parent Aquacut Limited. We serve the same markets and are passionate about customer service.
We are in the process of building the business platforms with a view to a full launch early in the New Year, meantime we will hold stocks of the fastest selling items for next day delivery in the UK, with other items and samples being despatched from Italy for three working days delivery.
Tilers Tools has been invited to become the exclusive United Kingdom distributor for the Canadian designed Mosaic Expert tool.
Jim Stott, our National Sales & Marketing Director was excited when he saw the Mosaic Expert in action. Jim said; “In all my years of professional tiling, I have never seen a tool like this one. It will speed up mosaic border installation, avoiding the need to pack out walls and floors and results in a great finish, increasing customer satisfaction. This robustly built tool has been made to last and is a must for any professional tiler.”
The Mosaic Expert Tool was created to resolve a time consuming problem that tiling professionals have to deal with when it comes to installing mosaic borders. As we know, the difference between the thickness of a ceramic tile and a mosaic border is what makes a perfect installation so difficult to achieve. With this specialised mosaic cement trowel, all you need to do is fill the cement equal to top and bottom tiles, measure the mosaic border, slide the gage to the appropriate width and this will give perfect results every time
Jim’s Top Tips #2 – diamond blades – While diamond blades are consumables, they can be costly to buy. It’s important to treat them properly and you’ll extend their life and save money.
Here’s my top tips for keeping your blade bills down;
Use the right blade for the job. For example, we sell continuous rim and turbo blades for ceramic and porcelain tiles, segmented blades for concrete and other building materials, segmented blades for granite, marble and other stones, segmented blades for concrete and steel. If the wrong blade is used for the job in hand, the operator forces the blade to cut and significantly reduces its life.
Use a dressing stone frequently. Diamond blades get clogged up during use which gives the impression of being blunt. The are not blunt, they are clogged up! Dressing stones are cheap to buy. They are designed to clean (unclog) the diamond blade and keep it operating at optimum performance, saving time and money.
Tilers Tools’ Jim Stott demonstrating the ZOE’s features to clients, Global Stone and a number of their clients.
Since Global Stone* started selling 20mm thick porcelain, the sales of these tiles have really taken off. The 20mm tiles are especially favoured by landscapers. However some of the tiles will need to be cut to fit when laying and smaller saws can struggle to cope. Not so the Raimondi ZOE which cuts through the tiles with ease, also allowing angled cuts to be made.
Jim Stott, our National Sales & Marketing Director has been in demand to demonstrate the ZOE Bridge saw’s many features, such as cutting thick stone, porcelain, marble and bricks, the plunge saw capability and the ability to make angled cuts. Jim says; “The ZOE a robust machine with a strong belt driven motor and is by far the most popular of the range of bridge saws we sell as it is so versatile.” Jim would be delighted to hear from you if you wish to discuss which Raimondi product would suit your needs best – his mobile number is 07860 502410.
Jim is a professional tiler having ran his own tiling business for many years, so understands the challenges that tilers and landscapers face today with the advent of new and much bigger materials. If you are a supplier to tile or landscaping clients and would wish to invite Jim to demonstrate Raimondi equipment such as bridge saws, or very large tile handling tools, feel free to get in touch;
Visit *Global Stone who are large suppliers of natural stone and porcelain tiles with many retailers throughout the UK selling their products.
Health & Safety choose Raimondi Bridge saws over dry saws – There are a number of advantages of using a Raimondi Bridge saw from Tilers Tools to cut concrete, stone and tiles, rather than a dry saw. The pictures below graphically show the difference in dust generation, however there other health & safety considerations too;
The bridge saw is easier to operate putting much less strain on backs, legs and arms
There is considerably less noise with a Raimondi wet saw than a dry saw
The Bridge saw is much safer to use as it isn’t free-moving
The operator has a good view of the cutting in operation
The “wet” suppresses the production of dust
Another advantage of the Bridge saw is a superior consistent cut compared to a dry saw as both the material being cut and the saw blade are secured in place
No wonder professionals regard Raimondi as their tools of choice.
If you’d like more information on Raimondi products, please call Jim Stott, our National Sales & Marketing Director on 07860 502410, or email Jim at
A typical load of dust generated by using a dry saw
Contrast this with a Raimondi bridge saw, no dust.
The Raimondi Zoe 105 is just one of the many wet saws on offer from Tilers Tools
The Raimondi Zoe 105 Bridge Wet Saw Machine is suitable for cutting granite, marble, porcelain, single and double fired tiles, bricks, cement, etc. This wet cutter has an adjustable cutting depth and a tilting motor assembly for bevel cuts between 0 and 45° and a maximum length of cut of 105cm. The framework is cast and extruded aluminium and the large format (38l) water tank is removable for easy cleaning. A heavy duty dual nozzle water pump provides superior blade calling. Legs are telescopic with an anti-collapse device and wheels for easy transport. Blade guards pivot to remain parallel with tile for maximum cutting depth and float to provide extra safety in operation. A pressure device holds the tile steady and the Square is re-adjustable for long-lasting precision.
Stuart Simnor of Aintree Ceramics* filling his new Raimondi Bridge Saw for the first time. Another happy chappy!
Jim Stott, our National Sales & Marketing Director delivered Stuart’s new bridge saw and helped him set it up. You can contact Jim on 07860 502410 if you wish to discuss your project and what equipment may be suitable for you.
The Raimondi PIKUS 130 Bridge Wet Saw Machine is middle of the range 230V machine with a 1.3HP motor and is suitable for cutting granite, marble, porcelain, single and double fired tiles, bricks, cement, etc.
This wet cutter has an adjustable cutting depth up to 80mm single pass and 150mm double pass and a tilting motor assembly for bevel cuts between 0 and 45° and a maximum length of cut of 105cm. The framework is cast and extruded aluminium and the large format (38l) water tank is removable for easy cleaning. The sliding motor assembly with cast aluminium housing is provided with four re-adjustable pulleys (double bearings). A heavy duty dual nozzle water pump provides superior blade calling. Legs are telescopic with an anti-collapse device and wheels for easy transport. Blade guards pivot to remain parallel with tile for maximum cutting depth and float to provide extra safety in operation. The PIKUS comes with a 250mm diamond disc.
Andy* and his son take delivery of a new PIKUS 130 bridge saw. Andy was attracted to the PIKUS as it fits nicely into his van to take to sites and is powerful enough for his tiling needs.
Jim Stott, Tilers Tools National Sales & Marketing Director delivered the PIKUS personally and took father and son through the operation of the bridge saw.
You too can benefit from Jim’s expertise – call him on 07860 502410.
*Andy Carroll & Son Tiling Limited (www.andycarrolltiling.com) have become Tilers Tools ambassadors. Andy and son are well known for their tiling work around the Manchester area but have also undertaken commissions elsewhere in the UK as well as Europe. See also their video on YouTube
Another delivery of a ZOE Bridge Saw – Matt at Brockstone* was delighted when Jim Stott delivered a new ZOE bridge saw and took Matt through the ropes of it’s many powerful functions.
The photo shows Matt happily cutting through a 20mm thick tile with ease, no wonder he’s smiling!
Feel free to give Jim a call if you wish to discuss which Bridge Saw is best for your needs – tel 07860 502410.
*Matthew Brockhurst from Brockstone Landscape Construction (www.brockstone.co.uk). Matthew is a national award winner and has many awards from Marshalls for various landscapes his company has created.
The Raimondi Zoe 150 Advanced Tile Wet Saw Machine is suitable for cutting granite, marble, porcelain, single and double fired tiles, bricks, cement, etc. This wet cutter has an adjustable cutting depth and a tilting motor assembly for bevel cuts between 0 and 45° and a maximum length of cut of 155cm. The framework is cast and extruded aluminium and the large format (38l) water tank is removable for easy cleaning. A heavy duty dual nozzle water pump provides superior blade calling. Legs are telescopic with an anti-collapse device and wheels for easy transport. Blade guards pivot to remain parallel with tile for maximum cutting depth and float to provide extra safety in operation. A pressure device holds the tile steady and the Square is re-adjustable for long-lasting precision.