The Red Turbo Jet - Ishii Tile Cutters are designed to cut larger format tiles, up to 41 inches in length. They share many features with the Ishii Blue Cutters, but the Red Turbo Jet Cutters feature a single bar with an adjustable bearing. As the tool ages, you can tighten the bearing. The blade height is adjustable as well, allowing easy and accurate scoring of tiles up to 3/4 inches thick
Sheet mounted mosaic tiles are easily cut by scoring all tiles, raising the wheel position and then individually breaking each tile. Each cutter also comes with two side arm extensions to help support larger tiles and a large 3-1/2" breaker foot with a spring loaded cutting table for easy tile snapping. These cutters come with an adjustable scoring wheel device to raise or lower the titanium coated rotary bearing wheel, for thick, thin and mosaic tiles. The wide, die cast aluminum alloy base has heavy duty rubber pads for cutting stability. Each Red Turbo Jet Tile Cutter comes with a ball bearing 7/8" titanium coated scoring wheel.
Ishii Tile Cutter - Red Turbo Jet quick specs:
|Rip Cut||34 1/4"||41"||48 13/16"|
|Diagonal Cut||24 1/4"||29"||34 1/2"|
|Type of Steel Rail||H shaped||H shaped||H shaped|
|Breaker Foot Width||4 3/4"||4 3/4"||4 3/4"|
|Width of Gauge||20"||20"||20"|
|Dimension||44" x 22 3/8" x 9"||50 3/4" x 22 3/8" x 9"||58 1/2" x 22 3/8" x 9"|
|Net Weight||28 lb||35 lb||44 lb|
|Max Length of Cut (in.)||48 13/16"|
|Diagonally Cuts (in.)||34 1/2"|
Answer: yes, all the Ishii's we carry are the latest models, they have not updated in awhile.
Answer: Yes, you are correct. It is there to store a spare cutting wheel.