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.