It’s that time of year again for the seasonal shutdown at Tilers Tools and to send our seasonal greetings to all of our loyal clients, friends and suppliers and wish you a very enjoyable break.
We will be closed 25th and 26th December and the 1st January 2018. We will be operating with a skeleton staff on the 21st, 22nd, 27th, 28th and 29th December, so should you find difficulty getting in touch with someone, please feel free to leave a message on our answer machine on 01565 344 860 and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Another ZOE bridge saw delivered to a happy client – These ZOEs are in real demand from our professional clients. Portable but man enough for large jobs.
Tilers tools, exclusive agents for Raimondi Spa stock all the blades and other accessories you will need for any one of the three Zoe bridge saws currently available. Tilers tools always carry wet saws, bridge saws and tile saws in stock, available for next day delivery and Jim Stott, our resident tiling expert, is always available for advice on all products from Raimondi.
Description of the Zoe 150 Advanced Tile Wet Saw Machine
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.
And if you’d like to be the recipient of another ZOE bridge saw delivered to a happy client then please get in touch either by phoning the office on 01565 344 860, sales director Jim Stott on 07860 502410, via email on or via our contact page
Professional tiler, Steve Troy uses Raimondi tile handling – When Steve Troy needed new large slab handling equipment and a levelling system, he know he could rely on Tilers Tools. (Steve is the more prosperous looking one on the right!)
For large slab handling, Steve uses our range of Raimondi equipment and tools including our benches, Free-Cut and Easy Move systems as well as being a fan of the Raimondi Levelling System which has an increasing following in the UK.
As large slabs are becoming increasingly popular, tilers need the right tools and equiment to handle them properly. Jim Stott, our National Sales and Marketing Director is frequently in demand to provide demonstrations of the right equipment, tools and consumables and how to use them properly. If you wish to discuss your large slab project, or have any queries about our large range of equipment, tools and consumables, feel free to give Jim a call – he’s a professional tiler with many years of experience – 07860 502410.
The Raimondi DOUBLE EASY-MOVE ADV with cross-bars is designed for handling large tiles and slabs up to 320 x 160cm. It has telescopic profiles allowing variable extension for maximum versatility. Once attached, the EASY-MOVE’s sturdy construction means that slabs can easily be pulled from crates or pallets for smooth and safe handling. Handles have positioning options to adapt to the height of the edge of the crate. Provided with 8 stain-proof vacuum suction cups (150mm diameter) with vacuum guages and crossbars.
Please note that the EASY-MOVE system is designed for applying to slabs while they are on a firm base and in a horizontal position. Downward pressure should be applied to the vacuum cups when pumping them to create the suction. The system is not designed to be applied to tiles in the vertical position, such as when they are on an A Frame, however once correctly applied on the horizontal, the slab can be gently lifted onto the vertical position, checking the vacuum cups periodically that they are maintaining suction.
The Raimondi CAM ADV Wheeled Modular Trolley for large format slabs (up to 320 x 160cm) is designed for safe transport and handling of slabs. Thanks to its design and aluminium components the trolley is light, simple and quick to assemble or disassemble for easy storage. It is designed to also be used with the EASY-MOVE system with slab fastened on, making spreading adhesive on the back of the slab safe and easy. The slab support bar has rubber protection to prevent damage to the slabs.
Raimondi Levelling System supplied by Tilers Tools at showroom. These porcelain planks were being laid one-third brick bonded.
Despite a slight bend in the tiles, lipping was avoided by using the Raimondi Levelling System (RLS) supplied by Tilers Tools. You can see the full range here
PREMIUM QUALITY CLIPS FOR EVERY NEED
R.L.S. has a range of high quality clips (bases) which meets all Tilers Tools’ clients’ needs – here’s some technical stuff!
TECHNICAL FEATURES for Raimondi Levelling System supplied by Tilers Tools
R.L.S. offers several kind of clips suitable for materials of minimum thickness 3 mm and maximum 20 mm (1/8” – 3/4”) and which leave joint between the tiles of 1.5 mm, 3 mm or 4 mm (1/16” – 1/8” – 5/32”).
All R.L.S. clips have the breaking point very close to the plane where the tiles lay (1.2 mm – 3/64”). This means the system can be used without any problem even on very thin tiles (3 mm – 1/8”) since it still remains a gap of 1.8 mm (5/64”) for the grout.
R.L.S. clips are made with premium quality plastics whose composition has been severely tested to ensure the perfect balance between elasticity and resistance.
R.L.S. clips are available in a various packaging (from 100 and up to 2,000 pieces) to best fit the needs and consumption of each job site..
The RLS is suitable for all tile installations – this picture is of the Raimondi Levelling System supplied by Tilers Tools at showroom – shop floors, factories, car showrooms are all ideal locations.
Shopfitters, contractors and architects are all specifiying Tilers Tools as the only authorised supplier of Ramondi equipment in the UK.
All the models of the R.L.S. clips use the same wedge and the same pliers.
Our good client Steve Sinnott is a specialist in refurbishing Victorian tiled floors. Steve’s attention to detail and an eye for good quality products means he’s in constant demand for renovation projects in the UK and abroad. Steve’s Raimondi ECO compact saw, 23 years old still going strong
Amongst Steve’s selection of saws and tools is his Raimondi compact saw which he has used regularly for 23 years. Steve is very pleased with its performance. You can see all the specs here – available now from Tilers Tools
The photos below shows the after and before on a floor Steve renovated – great work Steve!
We recently met with a well known, national supplier of paving. We demonstrated the ZOE wet saw (or bridge saw) and left them with a model to use for themselves.
Results were great! And their judgement?
it is quiet
it has a strong build quality is a lot less messy than other brands they’d tried,
the cutting quality is impressive
overall that it is the best bridge saw they have experienced.
As a result they were so impressed that they bought one for their own use.
The photos show samples of the sort of paving the company and their clients need to cut. The Zoe wet saw cuts as cleanly as a whistle and with minimum effort.
Zoe – for the ultimate cutting experience
ZOE 105, ZOE 130 and ZOE 150. This is by far the most popular wet saw we sell and has had great reviews from our clients – a national paving supplier described the ZOE Wet Saw as the best wet saw they had ever seen. The ZOE Wet Saw has a powerful 2.2HP motor, capable of cutting really challenging materials such as granite and thick porcelain tiles. Because of this it is fast becoming a favourite with landscapers as well as tilers. The ZOE has the removable tank, uses a 350mm diameter diamond blade and will cut through 120mm thick material on a single pass.
Our website pages describe all of our Wet Saws, Wet Cutters & Bridge Saws. Please read our blog on the full Raimondi range here. If you’d like to chat about your requirements and discuss the best machine for your project, please call us. Our National Sales and Marketing Director is Jim Stott on 07860 502410. Jim is a professional tiler with decades of tiling experience and, as a result, fully understands tilers’ needs. Alternatively call Stuart, Tilers Tools’ MD, on 01565 750 666
Steve at Pro-Tilers UK Limited is a fan of Raimondi gear. Here he is using the RLS Raimondi Levelling System. The RLS Raimondi Levelling System for leveling large and small format tools is easy to use, leads the market and has many loyal followers, but beware of cheap imitations.
Steve says that “The RLS Raimondi Levelling System for leveling tiles is easy to use, saves time, reduces waste and is great for large and small format tiles of all thicknesses”. There is a link to Steve’s webpage at the bottom of this blog.
Raimondi Levelling System (R.L.S.) is a revolution in the tile setting. In addition to ensuring the proper leveling of tiles, this system helps to speed up the tile setting process. R.L.S. is strongly recommended when installing flexible, large format, heavy or low-thickness tiles (3/5 mm; 1/8″- 3/16″).
The RLS Floor Kit provides all the tools you need to use the Raimondi Levelling System. It consists of 1 pair of special traction-adjustable pliers for floor covering allowing quick and easy insertion of the wedge into the clip and optimising pressure on the tile. 100 wedges and 100 1.5mm clips are provided for use with tiles of thickness 3 – 12mm. RLS is also the quickest and easiest to remove: spacers can be kicked gently to remove them from floor, without the need for a special tool.
The use of the pliers is suggested for facilitating and speeding up the insertion of the wedge in the clips. It also optimizes the pressure on the tile. This means that the RLS Raimondi Levelling System for leveling large and small format tools is easy to use
You can contact Tilers Tools, official suppliers of Raimondi tiling equipment, on 01565 344 860 or National Sales & Marketing Director, Jim Stott on 07860 502410 – email:
Tilers Tools is part of the Aquacut Group and you can see and download a copy here or Tilers Tools will send you a copy – just email sales@tilerstools and a copy will be winging its way to you shortly.
Steve has been commissioned to finish many prestigious projects. See his website here;
WolstanHolme using Raimondi Vacuum Cups from Tilers Tools for their large format tiles – another Tilers Tools fan!
These are a pair of vacuum suction cups for use with the Raimondi Free-Cut Cutting System. The vacuum cups hold material securely in place. The cups are activated by pumping and a red band shows when the vacuum is reducing. The vacuum is easily removed through the simple press of a button. WolstanHolme using Raimondi Vacuum Cups from Tilers Tools
You can see the whole range of Raimondi vaccum cup tilehandling equipment supplied by Tilers Tools here
The Raimondi T-Move is designed for handling large SMOOTH tiles and slabs up to 320 x 160cm. It has telescopic profiles allowing variable extension for maximum versatility. Once attached, the T-Move’s sturdy construction means that slabs can easily be pulled from crates or pallets for smooth and safe handling. Handles have to positioning options to adapt to the height of the edge of the crate. Provided with 6 vacuum suction cups (150mm diameter) and safety hooks to prevent the slab from sliding down.
Please note that the T Move system is designed for applying to slabs while they are on a firm base and in a horizontal position. Downward pressure should be applied to the vacuum cups when pumping them to create the suction. The system is not designed to be applied to tiles in the vertical position, such as when they are on an A Frame, however once correctly applied on the horizontal, the slab can be gently lifted onto the vertical position, checking the vacuum cups periodically that they are maintaining suction.
You can see a great video of the Raimondi T-move system in action here
Wet Saws, Wet Cutters & Bridge Saws. Which one is correct? Wet Saws, Wet Cutters or Bridge Saws? Whether you use the term wet saws (most popular), wet cutters or bridge saws to find what you are searching for on the Web, the range of saws on offer can make decision making difficult.
At Tilers Tools, we only stock Raimondi wet saws. The build quality is good and the cost is competitive, meaning they are great value. We only offer the best wet saws, the best tile saws and the best bridge saws on sale in the UK.
The Raimondi Range of Saws
We stock four families of Wet Saws, Wet Cutters & Bridge Saws in a variety of sizes. So there are usually ten different permutations in stock to choose from. In our view, this ought to provide a suitable range of machines. From entry level bridge saws to heavy duty wet cutters for large projects, Tilers Tools sell them all. Raimondi manufacture over twenty different family/size combinations and we can order any that we do not usually stock. The following table shows the comparison between the most frequently bought wet saws (click on the picture to expand);
We stock the following Wet Saws, Wet Cutters & Bridge Saws which can be viewed individually in this Website. All the machines we stock are 110V, suitable for use on site.
Exploit Saws – the entry level saw
Exploit 70 and Exploit 90. These are the entry level machines with a 0.9HP motor and fixed water tank. It’s used for lighter, smaller material but can cut up to 700mm long and 45mm deep in a single pass. It uses either a 180mm or 200mm diamond blade. It can also plunge cut and can be angled to cut mitred/bevelled edges. The Exploit 90 is similar to the Exploit 70 but can cut longer material (up to 900mm long).
Bolt Saws – for deeper cutting
Bolt 90, Bolt 120 and Bolt 150. The Bolt has a more powerful 1.3HP motor. It has similar attributes to the Exploit but uses a larger 250mm diamond blade. This allows for a cutting depth of 55mm on a single pass.
Pikus – for even stronger cutting
Pikus 105 and Pikus 130. The Pikus has a similar motor to the Bolt but has a belt transmission which produces cutting power stronger than the Bolt. The Pikus has a plastic removable tray to make cleaning much easier. It will cut through material 55mm thick in a single pass.
Zoe – for the ultimate cutting experience
ZOE 105, ZOE 130 and ZOE 150. This is by far the most popular wet saw we sell and has had great reviews from our clients – a national paving supplier described it as the best wet saw they had ever seen. The ZOE has a powerful 2.2HP motor, capable of cutting really challenging materials such as granite and thick porcelain tiles. It has become a favourite with landscapers as well as tilers. The ZOE has the removable tank, uses a 350mm diameter diamond blade and will cut through 120mm thick material on a single pass.
Give us a call if you wish to buy the best tile saw, the best wet saw or the best bridge saw on sale in the UK for professional tilers and landscape professionals. 01565 344860
All of our Wet Saws, Wet Cutters & Bridge Saws are described in our Website pages. If you’d like to chat about your requirements and discuss the best machine for your project, please call us. Our National Sales and Marketing Director is Jim Stott on 07860 502410. Jim is a professional tiler with decades of tiling experience and fully understands tilers’ needs. Alternatively call Stuart, Tilers Tools’ MD, on 01565 344860