Rated 2.0 out of 5 by 27
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by coxman at this price may be no better deal in US
1. Original QEP: the angle ruler is aluminum better than HDX plactic. The base foam is lower than center curb that is wrong, the knife screw bolt seems no spring washer; the main bolt seems no spring washer and nut was lost (metric), the washer is a bit long I need to file out to add a spring washer. Both screws are a bit short but usable, the whole design is at 3rd grade of student.
You need multiple cuts before push to break. The breaker arm is a bit short so knife touched the tile before break, thus I break at the far end then bear end may not follow cutting edge.
the height is 3/4" so easy to extend the base when cut at short edge.
2. HD messed up the info. the SKU is actually HDX 20" one with plastic ruler - worse, the angle is not 90deg neither.
3. both sliders have gaps, even $99 one in HD the same cheap design. Cheap design is not the problem, the problem is the gap.
October 24, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by mdough79 DONT BUY THE QEP TILE CUTTER!
Today is 3/20/11 and I just bought the 20 in QEP tile cutter and returned it after 3 tiles. THIS IS POORLY BUILT. Where do I begin? The steel frame and sliding rods are extremely flimsy. They bend with extreme ease (they are not supposed to bend!) When they bend they take away from the downward pressure and promotes uneven pressure on the tile which leads to many broken tiles. 2) The scoring wheel goes dull after just a few tiles. I exchanged this for the 20 in Brutus and this thing is amazing. Its very strong, wont bend. You can tell just by handling this cutter that it was much better. Tiles cut with ease and precision! Even the rubber mat is better quality. SPEND THE EXTRA TO GET THE BRUTUS
March 20, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by KP2013 Junk
Had to finish a project late at night and didn't want to disturb the neighbors with the wet saw so I bought this cutter today. I couldn't even cut a single tile with it. The scoring wheel is too weak and the rails are flimsy. It might work for thin ceramic tiles but definitely not for porcelain. Don't waste your money on this garbage. QEP makes high end cutters but HD doesn't carry them and they also run over a couple of hundred bucks so unless your needs offset the cost of a good cutter, you might want to consider renting a saw for the job. I will return it tomorrow.
March 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RdDrgn Worked great
I had to cut some 16" ceramic tiles and didn't want to spend a lot for a wet saw. I thought about renting one at the tool rental but for the size to cut the 16" the wet saw was expensive to rent .(about 60.00 for 24 hrs) plus the saw was big and heavy. It will take 2 persons and I wasnt sure it could fit in my car. So I took a chance with this manual tile cutter and it worked great from the first tile on. It only took one score and the snapping of the tile was easy. I also cut some 4" tiles down to 2" and didnt have a problem. For the money and simplicity this was awesome.
March 4, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by AlexeiOst Very poor quality
The quality of the product is very-very poor:
- the base bands
- the rails also band; In fact, because of that in one place the cutter does not slide any more and gets stuck
- the wheel of the cutter gets loose all the time, so the cut tends to slide to the left or to the right all the time
- also, small pieces cannot be cut with this tool: the breaker bar will break the time in another place (tried 5 times until I finally gave up).
I believe I named pretty much every part of the tool and there is something wrong with it!
I will never buy another product by this company.
April 13, 2010
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bdon83 Bdon
The tile cutter squaring bracket had to be removed in order to even fit in an 18" piece. The squaring bracket could hold a max tile size for a center cut of about 12" (pointless on a 20" cutter)
Tile cutter broke after 3 tiles. (The support brackets for the slide rails are made of cheap plastic and bent out of place quite easily)
This cutter was returned to homedepot and sent back to the manufacturer as defective. I believe it was a cheap design and not a bad unit. Therefore I would not recommend anyone purchase this unit.
February 22, 2010
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Wolf Spend the extra money to get a cutter that makes clean cuts
Very aggravating. I've been in the construction trades for 15 years and know that a cheap or the wrong tool versus a quality product can make that difference between a great finish and a hack job. This tool doesn't make clean cuts, it breaks tiles if the cut is less than 2 inches from the edge, the slide needed WD40 or it wouldn't work. My 30 dollars would have been better spent towards an upgrade. I should have known better.
December 6, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by happyshopper Faster to hit your head with a hammer from the start
What a mess. Couldn't get a real cut for the life of me. Wanted to hit myself in the head with a hammer after. So save the time and hit your head first. Spend the money on a real saw.
July 31, 2014