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QEP

Model 32035Q

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Store SKU #411803

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Compound Porcelain and Ceramic Tile Nipper

$19.97 /each

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The QEP Compound Nipper has twice the power of conventional carbide-tipped nippers, but with less effort. Makes irregular cuts on all tile or stone. Ergonomic comfort grip handles. Carbide tips are strong and make cutting easier.

  • Durable Premium tungsten carbide nipper tips for accurate and fast cutting
  • Rugged drop forged steel body, ground and polished 5/8 in. carbide tipped jaws for accurate and quick cutting
  • Cushion grip, comfortable contoured handles are curved for high leverage
  • Carbide tipped blades cuts ceramic and porcelain tile
  • Compound mechanism is designed for fast cutting, with much less effort than traditional nippers

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Can I cut in a circle?

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Lawrenceville NJ
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Katy, TX
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January 27, 2015
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Not with this. It is basically a small scoring tool and can shard your tile whether you're careful or not.
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Flagstaff, AZ
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October 21, 2014
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You could nip an outside radius circle following a drawn line. Cutting a circle inside a tile, like for a toilet drain requires a lot of skill. A tile saw works better. Diamond hole saws are expensive! Check with HD Rental Dept. to see what's available.
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October 5, 2014
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This wouldn't be my first choice for try to cut a circle. It's possible but you'd have to go really slow and you likely wouldn't get a nice clean curve. You be better off with a small angle grinder and a masonry/tile blade.
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September 29, 2014
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In my opinion, the answer depends on the size of the circle and how precise a circle you wish to cut. Although I have not attempted to cut a full circle with these nippers, the brittle nature of tile and the fact that the nipper jaw is straight and designed to cut a straight edge, if you take small "bites," you may be able to fashion a rough circle. I have used a tile saw for this purpose, and in my Read More
In my opinion, the answer depends on the size of the circle and how precise a circle you wish to cut. Although I have not attempted to cut a full circle with these nippers, the brittle nature of tile and the fact that the nipper jaw is straight and designed to cut a straight edge, if you take small "bites," you may be able to fashion a rough circle. I have used a tile saw for this purpose, and in my experience (again depending on the size of the circle) a tile saw is likely to give you better, more predictable and precise results if you work slowly to take off small portions at a time. Read Less
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September 6, 2014
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Hey Joseph,
Can it cut a circle.....well yes and no.
It really depends on what size circle you'd want to cut.
For smaller corner cuts, then this nipper will work. For large or complete (plunge) interior circular cuts, you'd need to use a wet saw or hole saw capable of cutting through tile.
The key is to cut it slow and carefully, so the circular pattern can be achieved.
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Can I cut/nip hard stones or pebbles with it? If not, which tool do you recommend?

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Can I cut/nip hard stones or pebbles with it? If not, which tool do you recommend?
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October 21, 2014
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Yes, if it will fit in the jaws this tile nipper will crack it, even hard quartz can be nipped.
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October 5, 2014
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The jaws aren't that big, so you'd be quite limited on what size you could cut. In addition I think a stone/pebble would just get smashed apart versus actually cutting with any type of precision.
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September 3, 2014
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No, you cannot nip stones or pebbles with tile nippers because it will likely chip and dull the nippers. You can use them on stone tile but not round stones that you find in your yard. I am not sure what tool you would use to cut/nip pebbles or rocks.
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This tool doesn't open that much, maybe a quarter of an inch at the most as it is meant for flat tile. If the pebble was pretty thin, it could be used to nip them.
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What is maximum thickness of porcelain or ceramic that can be used?

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The maximum thickness tile that can be used with the compound tile nipper is 7/16" or just under a 1/2" inch tile.
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Where are these nippers manufactured?

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Hello and thanks for the question. Our QEP Compound Porcelain and Ceramic Tile Nippers are manufactured in China. If you have more questions and would like to know more about these tile nippers, please contact us at 866-435-8665. Thanks
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Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 38 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by I could not believe what could be accomplished with such a simple tool. When my husband decided to select his own tools and install the backsplash in our kitchen himself, no one was more skeptical than I....the picture says it all. This tool was an excellent choice. February 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tile Tool Worked Very Well Tool simply did what you bought it to do and did it very well. August 11, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Solid This is a solid set of nippers. I've used it on ceramic floor tile and it comes in handy to get the right fit on some of the odd shapes you may encounter. (Particularly around the bath tub and toilet flange). It took a little bit to get used to as far as how much you can snip at a time. Best advice is go slow and take a little bit at a time. If you try to do too much at once you likely won't get the cut you wanted. October 5, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by No better than my old tile nipper... Bottom Line: no force improvement and no better than my old tile nipper Much longer version: I have a non-compound tile nipper that I have used many times over the past decade. It can be difficult at times to nip with precision, or ease. I assumed that a compound version would be easier to use in terms of force required, and more precise because I could back off on the strength and focus on the angles and precision. Unfortunately, that is NOT the case w/ this compound tile nipper. First and foremost: I noticed no "ease in use" compared to my non-compound nipper. I expected these to require far less strength to break through tile, but they did not. Note that I did not use any sort of gauge, meter, or force measuring test to determine how much force was actually required for precise comparison. But since I could not notice any difference AT ALL between this nipper and my old one, on the same piece of ceramic tile - multiple cuts, multiple angles - I am left only with the conclusion that there is no increased mechanical advantage with this compound nipper. Because the force required was exactly the same as my old version, precision was no better. Some cuts / nips were good, some were not. Finally, the carbide cutting tips are separated by almost twice the distance when closed compared with my old nipper. Maybe this doesn't make a difference as they did still cut through tile, but I felt like it was another contributor to its overall average performance - especially when coupled with its total lack of force improvement. Other than being fairly sturdy, and looking fancy, these are a disappointment. If you are buying a nipper, save the extra money for something else. January 3, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by made two cuts and handles colapsed. i will be returning them. the handles bent on the second cut i made. not heavy enough or strong enough for the job they are designed for. January 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great tool Perfect tool for the job. I was very pleased with how it worked September 1, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Durable & Effective I had never used tile nippers before, but a current DIY project made them necessary - and I am very happy with having chosen this compound nipper by QEP. The grip is very comfortable, and the tips made very quick work of the detailed cuts I needed to make. In my project, I am using porcelain tile that is approximately 3/8" thick, and I believe this tool would effectively handle thicker tiles based on the use I experienced and the end results. One feature I do like about these nippers is the locking mechanism. I appreciate being able to keep them in a closed position when not in use. Very sturdy, durable design and ease of use, even for a complete novice! October 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Compund Ceramic Tile Nippers worked Real well 1, Overall Rating - They worked very well - the compound part really helped over the other styles. 2, Appearance - They look strong like they will last. 3. Installation - They helped with trimming tiles I didnt have to get out a grinder. 4. Quality - They are a good solid tool that looks like it will last and wont break. because of them being compound I could take real small pieces off with better control. 5. Value - They were a bit high priced but I guess that is what you have to pay now a days for a good solid tool. Tip - Wear safety goggles or glasses there were tiny chips of tile flying all over. July 16, 2014
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