Are your Leveling Systems compatible with other brands?

Both our Lippage Eliminator II and Level Best are compatible with most other similar systems in the industry. But we firmly believe that once you use the BOE Tool brand of Leveling systems you will be convinced they are the best in the industry!

While they aren’t necessary, we highly recommend them because they are an inexpensive and easy way to prevent scratches on your tile or stone during installation. Scratches can sometime occur if thinset (sand and cement) remains on the surface of the tile or stone when the Leveling System(s) Caps or Wedges are tightened in the leveling process.

Nope! The quality, performance, and function are consistent between the two. The only difference is the color! Both floats are amazing. Their proprietary construction allows their strong and durable edges to effectively “clean” grout from the surface of tile and stone (almost like a squeegee removes water from shower glass). And the TruBlue Grout Floats bodies are flexible enough to neatly remove grout from textured tile and stone surfaces. Many contractors have reported that they are using less grout because the TruBlue Floats do such a great job; and the final cleaning is so much quicker and easier.

Great question! Sorry choosing the right blade may be a little confusing or difficult. You are absolutely right, we do offer a lot of different blades, as it is our hope to be a “one stop shop” for Contractors for all their installation accessory needs…especially with Blades. We know many contractors like having quality options, so, we designated SUPREME as our highest or BEST quality blades. PREMIUM blades are our BETTER quality blades and ECONOMY blades are our GOOD quality blades. As you might imagine, our higher quality blades carry a higher price point.


In general, there are three design criteria that determine the quality (and performance) of a diamond blades:

  1. Diamonds: size, quality, and concentration
  2. Bond: how diamonds are bonded to the metal and mixture of the metal
  3. Pattern: where the diamonds are placed on the blade (ours always have diamonds on every part of the blade)


Blades designed to cut Harder Tile and Stone like Porcelain and Granite, such as our Best Selling Supreme DTB-H-10, have larger diamonds. This blade gives fast, chip-free cuts and has a very long life. Due to its design, it is actually quieter than most blades on the market.


Blades designed to cut Glass Mosaic Tile, such as our Supreme DTB-GS-10, have smaller and more smooth diamonds, which provides essential fast, chip-free and very smooth cuts. This blade can also provide great cuts on soft “sugary” marble. Occasionally contractors have simply used standard Porcelain blades to cut Glass mosaic tile, but we strongly recommend using a glass blade, as there is not a porcelain blade in the world that will work as well on Glass Mosaic tile as a blade designed for glass. 


Growing in popularity is our Supreme DTB-Lace-10 blade as contractors love its extremely long-life and fact chip-free cuts. We have been told using our Lace Blades, it “feels like the blade pulls-in the tile on the wet saw” and it provide cuts that are “smooth as butter.”


With this Flyer Link you can find information on all BOE blade designs, sizes, and performance levels.

Dressing a saw blade is the process of cleaning/removing build-up that may adhere to the diamonds on a saw blade during the cutting process. The easiest way to “dress” a saw blade is by using a rubbing stone (Primo/Bottini supplies Rubbing Stones). Typically rubbing stones are made of silicon carbide or aluminum oxide that provides abrasive properties, which help remove buildup and restore the blade’s cutting performance. It’s important to carefully inspected the integrity of a dressed blade before re-using.

All three leveling systems are very effective, it comes down to personal preference. The Level Best is our newest system and great for large format tiles. Some contractors prefer Vortex’s threaded post system, while other prefer LElls wedge system. If you are unsure, we suggest you try all of them!

When our founders launched the Primo Tool brand (Primo translates to #1 in Italian), they knew that many contractors liked having quality options when choosing their tools. So, they developed the P1 (Primo 1) designation to indicate the “BEST” Quality Tool and P2 (Primo 2) to indicate they are  “BETTER” Quality Tools. All tools are extremely well-made and crafted to our exacting standards. As an example of the difference between a P1 and P2 Trowel is pretty significant. The blade of a P1 Trowel is made with a higher level of carbon in the steel for much longer life (meaning the notches remain true for a very long time). And the shank is fully riveted on to the blade for added strength, making it virtually impossible for the shank to be separated from the blade. In the manufacturing process the rivets a ground down smooth both on the shank and blade.