A regular operator error when using wet saws is not dressing the blade frequently. This means the diamonds are not properly presented to the material being cut, the operator then tries to force the blade through the material and ends up shortening the life of the blade
Dressing stones are very cheap to buy, for example see our selection here
Cheshire Construction pick up their Pikus 105 from Tilers Tools
Phil Symms of Cheshire Construction & Coatings couldn’t wait to get his new Raimondi Pikus 105 wet saw delivered the next day. So he collected it in his Discovery! The PIKUS is an ideal machine for the work Phil’s tiler wishes to do in cutting porcelain tiles circa 600×600.
Staff at Tilers Tools were amazed when Phil opened the back of his vehicle as it was already full of tools and equipment. However as the second photo shows, he managed to get the PIKUS 105 and all his tools in the back – talk about driving a TARDIS-like vehicle!
Cheshire Construction undertake building refurbishments and Phil can be contacted on 01942 74441, email;
The Raimondi PIKUS 105 Bridge Wet Saw Machine is middle of the range and has a 115V 1.3HP motor. It can cut 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. Also 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 you can remove the large format (38l) water tank for easy cleaning. The sliding motor assembly with cast aluminium housing has 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.
Tilers Tools announces new distribution arrangement with IMEX – Tilers Tools is delighted to announce it’s latest distribution agreement with IMEX, the world leading manufacturer of laser levels and measuring systems for the tiling, landscaping and building markets. These high quality tools and equipment are an excellent fit addition to Tilers Tools extensive range of products manufactured for professionals and fill a gap in the TT portfolio really nicely.
Stuart Middleton Managing Director and Jim Stott, Sales and Marketing Director have been on the lookout for top quality laser levels, measuring systems and tape measures. They had undertaken considerable market research to identify global market leaders and IMEX was top of their list when they visited the tool fair in Manchester where IMEX were displaying a good selection of their equipment and tools and attracting a large audience.
Tilers Tools announces new distribution arrangement with IMEX
IMEX is an Australian manufacturer and are renowned for their great design and robust build quality so they are an ideal fit with Tilers Tools. We will be stocking a large selection of the IMEX range which can be bought through the usual Tilers Tools channels online (www.tilerstools.co.uk), by telephone (01565 344 860), email () or visit our extensive warehouse at Appleton near Warrington at WA4 4QT (but be warned, the large range of goods on display is very tempting, and Stuart makes a mean cup of coffee!).
Tilers Tools are able to despatch items for next working day delivery.
Stuart Middleton said; “I am delighted that IMEX has agreed to appoint us as their distributers. Their dedication to high quality manufacture and great design makes their tools and equipment ideal for professionals in the tiling, landscaping and building sectors. I am confident we will see strong demand.”
Jim Stott said; “The design and quality of IMEX products means they sell themselves. I am sure that IMEX products will be increasingly seen on building and landscape projects being used by professionals”
We had a visit from professional tilers while we were setting up the IMEX display stand and sold three of the top of the range green laser levels before we had finished setting up, such is the stand-out quality of the IMEX equipment. The LX3D is available here
Stuart Bray, owner of SB Solutions, is increasingly in demand for domestic tiling jobs around Cheshire. Stuart decided he needed to buy a new Raimondi Pikus 130 wet saw to help him achieve a professional finish with his prestigious projects. Stuart visited us in our Appleton warehouse and examined the various saws we offer. He thought long and hard between the ZOE 130 and the Pikus 130 wet saw and decided the Pikus 130 was the machine for him. Both are excellent machines which are capable of years of faithful service. Jim Stott, our National Sales and Marketing Director offered to deliver the machine but after Jim had demonstrated the Pikus’s capabilities, Stuart was keen to start using the machines on site, so Jim helped load the machine into Stuart’s pick up!
You can contact Stuart on;
Technical stuff below…
The Raimondi PIKUS 130 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.
Greg MD of Profix Tiling and Stuart, MD of Aquacut Group get down to serious business at the Spatex Pool and Spa trade show at the Wasp Arena near Coventry.
The three day show was well attended by the great and the good in the pool and spa supply industry.
Profix Tiling Limited have a number of teams finishing both domestic and commercial pools, including surface preparation and tiling. Greg can be contacted on; mobile, 07898 105019 or email,
We met up at Spatex Pool and Spa trade show with our friends at Global Stone (http://www.globalstonepaving.co.uk/) Global Stone supply stone and porcelain tiles, including 20 mm thick tiles increasingly being used in landscaping and pool finishes; Aquacut creates bespoke finishes for Global Stone, including drainage grills, steps and pool edges with bull-nosed finishes. Global also sell a number of our Raimondi products to assist their clients achieve the best results. The following photograph shows 20 mm thick porcelain tiles cut to create a corner feature with drainage channels, bull-nosed edge and anti-slip grooves. The two colours make for a smart feature.
We also met up with our chums at EMCO (http://www.emco-bau.com/gb/home.html). EMCO are manufacturers of technical mats and drainage systems (among other things). We recently concluded an arrangement with them for us to stock and distribute their high quality products.
two rails which when joined together can be used to cut tiles over three metres long
a cutting head and
pliers for tiles up to 5mm thick
optional extras include a one metre extension to the rails to enable tiles over four metres to be processed and heavy duty pliers for thicker tiles
The POWER RAIZOR is for use on the RAIZOR cutting system above. This assembly comes complete with 110V grinder, diamond blade and various tools. The POWER RAIZOR will make light work of dry cutting tiles. The assembly can be set up in pre-selected angles of 90 degrees for straight cuts, 45 degrees for mitres and 180 degrees for horizontal cutting or for attaching a diamond wheel to enable bullnosed edges to be created
From early demonstrations to professional tilers there is great excitement about the products and these systems are flying off the shelves, such that supply is struggling to keep up with demand.
RAIZOR system. New equipment for cutting and bullnosing large format tiles. The Raimondi RAIZOR complete cutting system is suitable for cutting large tiles or slabs up to a maximum length of 332cm. Cutting length can be increased by adding extensions.
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.