Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 32
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Superman Flawless
I read some of the negative reviews so I was apprehensive at first. I mentioned this to the associate in the flooring department at the Mastic, NY Home Depot. She opened one up, and produced some damaged tiles they had for me to try it on. She demonstrated its use, then let me try it. I made 3 perfect cuts and bought it. I used this to install a floor with 12 x 12 tiles in the bathroom, and I'm halfway done putting up a kitchen back splash with 6 x 6 tiles. I have yet to have this unit fail to make perfect cuts.
Unless someone received a defective unit, I have to attribute the negative reviews to either operator error or a professional that had a long developed technique on larger commercial equipment failing to adapt to the recommended procedures for this unit. This is one of the best purchases I've made for a tool in a long time.
February 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wardawg If you use it correctly it works geat.
if you take you time to score the tile and then apply a decent amount of pressure in the right spots the cutter will always cut and breaker the tile straight and clean.
This tile cutter is made for small projects like a bathroom. Anything over 150 sq you used invest in wet tile cutter. This tool also only cuts straight lines so you will need a grinder with a cutting blade or a pair of tiles snipes to create your weird cuts.
August 26, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Handyman Good for big cuts
We used this for our subway tile tub surround and it worked, but took a few try's to get the cut right. We bought a cheap wet saw for our countertop tile since we needed more small precision cuts.
March 17, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by hmanone Works fine using these tips
I went to the tool rental at Home Depot with a scrap piece of my tile. The manual tile saw worked great so I decided to purchase one. There is certainly a difference with this product and the rental saw. The rental saw appears to be a pro/better quality. On my practice pieces I had a problem at the beginning and end of score line. So make sure to score a few times. Also I applied decent pressure when scoring. (the rental saw seemed to have a heavier handle) I'm using 13 x 20 tile. When cutting the short portion the weight of the tile hanging off made the cut difficult so I used the foam that was in box to cushion that gap. I also cut a small piece of the foam to use as padding under the part the contacts the tile when squeezing down on the handle. The guide is mounted/stored under the saw. Overall this worked fine for me.
March 25, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GJN19 Works well for ceramic tile
This tile cutter seems to be getting a bad rap, so I just wanted to say that I used it to score and cut 3/8" ceramic tile without any problems. If you use sufficient pressure to score the tile just once, you will get a nice clean edge- much better than a wet saw. I have only used it for ceramic, so I can't comment for its ability to cut other tile. The best part of this saw was I purchased it for $10, as someone had returned it. If that was you, thank you!
March 24, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Chains Poorly executed
I have used many different tile cutters in the past with no problems. Thinking they were all pretty much the same simple devices, I bought this one from Home Depot. I had several problems with this cutter. First of all, the guide rods that the cutting wheel slides on are too weak to allow much pressure to cut. This results in a very light score, and cuts that may not follow the score perfectly. The fence was also not exactly perpendicular to the cutting edge, making for slightly crooked cuts on the tile(off by about 1/16" on 12" tile). The worst thing about this cutter is how it snaps the tile. I cut about 10 tiles with this cutter before giving up. Atleast half of these tiles that I cut were snapped in 4 pieces instead of 2.
June 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Angelillo Very useful for straight cuts
I am installing 16" x 16" ceramic tiles in several rooms, a hallway and a bathroom. There are a lot of cuts to make of all kind of dimensions and shape. This tool comes very handy when you have simple straight cuts.
February 3, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jeff don't buy this cutter!
this cutter does not have the capability to reliably cut ceramic tile much less porcelain. I'm returning mine and will be buying a rubi to replace it. FYI about differences between a wet saw and a score and snap cutter. a score and snap cutter is great for making straight cuts only. A wet saw is needed for making round cuts (like around toilet flanges or shower diverters) and notched cuts. My experience has proven to me that the majority of projects require making these irregular cuts. So don't believe the claims by the manufactures of score snap cutters that their products replace wet saws. They are great time savers for making straight cuts but they just can't do as much as a wet saw can.
December 2, 2014