Rated 3.5 out of 5Â by 36
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by RC112157 worth the money
I read all these bad reviews of these tile cutters, and even then went to HP and they had three on the shelf that were broke. I still bought one anyway since it was the right price for my project. Turns out it works great, cut the tile just as advertised. Other may been trying to cut bigger thicker tile, but I was cutting 6x6 and 12 x 12 porcelain tile and had no issues. One thing I did which I did read in another review was a scored the tile multiple times and it cut just fine. For a homeowner doing a tile job it works just fine.
November 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by DoItYourSelfish Inexpensive Tile Cutter With Surprising Quality
I was pleasantly surprised that this inexpensive tile cutter was able to get the job done successfully. I used Walton Noce 12 in. x 12 in. Ceramic Floor Tiles, only cutting the pieces that were required (corners, top pieces, etc.). The cuts were clean and easy to make. Snapping them was a breeze. All I did was load the tile where I wanted, score the tile (pushing from closest to me to away from me), rest the breaker foot at the top of the tile, and press down on the arm while my hands gripped the metals bars from below.
Even small cuts were possible, surprisingly. I had to cut 1" strips of tile for above the door and as bottom rows around the floor. Yes, the tile cutter did this well. It even cut pieces off of the 1" tile pieces. Impressive.
The build quality isn't what you'd find in a high-end contractor's tool, though for a DIYer I think it would be overkill. This cutter is primarily metal with plastic accents. Overall, it feels beefy and I believe it will stand up to loads of abuse. Currently, I have 66 pieces of tile on my bathroom wall that I cut with this tile cutter. I have lots more scrap pieces from testing the cutter's abilities. The only tiles that broke were one from the first time using it (having not read the instructions, I scored it in the reverse order and trip to snap it from the end closest to me) and one that was less than 1" in width.
The only issue that I have is a minor quibble that may impact someone else sensitive to high-pitched noise: the tile cutter makes a squeal when I draw the arm back toward me. This might be fixed with a bit of oil. I haven't tried it yet and probably won't.
September 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by Justlinda1952 For the money, a great little gadget.
I only needed to cut 8 ceramic floor tiles, so renting a wet saw was overkill. I may lay tile in the future, is I figured spending $20 for a tool I would keep was reasonable. Ready to go out of the box, the unit is sturdier than I thought it would be. I've never cut tiles before, but it was super easy. I ruined 2 tiles and was ready to curse the tool, but realized that after each cut, there are small pieces of ceramic that stay on the cutting area. Wiping it down after each cut and making sure the bridge under the tile (where it will snap after scoring) prevented any further mishaps. I would definitely recommend this.
March 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by Fissiksman Nice cutter for price
You have to check the edge, but let's face it, most tiles are not made perfectly anyway. Once you visually check that the blade is lined up, score firmly three times, and then push gently , but firmly, on the little pusher and it snaps cleanly. Worked better that a wet saw for all but the curved cuts. Even cut a 12" long piece that was less than 1/2 inch thick without breaking it. The only trick is to make sure the pusher part on th last stepr is near the end, not in the middle. When I tried pushing in th center of the tile, it broke into 4 or 5 pieces, but we had no problems snapping from the end. Really made our tiling job go smoothly. Highly recommend for this price!
January 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Flipper Worked great for me!
Currently flipping a 2500 sqft 1924 home with a lot of space that needs tile layed. And to go with all that tile that needs layed, there are also a lot of cuts to be performed. It worked great for my bathroom floor, a shower, and a kitchen backsplash. I also plan on using it to tile my kitchen floor as well as my other bathroom floor and shower. I was cutting 12" ceramic from home depot and it worked well for me. But it really is not that high of quality. If you have never used one of these before, it may be a little trickier for you to figure it out on this one. My advice is to just go very slow, pay attention to what you are doing, and be gentle. You should do that with any aspect of tiling anyway. And if you have a question about using it, ask a home depot associate in the tile section before you start. They seem to be the most helpful section of the store besides plumbing and will probably show (or at least explain in detail,) what you need to do.
December 7, 2014