Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 32
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DstBstSN 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chorelister My little chompers
Worked as expected. This was purchased to finish 20 inch x 20 inch porcelain pieces that were going around a shower niche. A must have if you need to clean up a wet or dry cut tile.
March 26, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Robert Good at what is is used for
Would like the nippers to open up slightly more, but it breaks of tile corners very easily.
March 25, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MNBrad Works as advertised
I used this to cut the individual stone pieces on a mosaic stone backsplash. It snapped the stone easily. Occasionally, I would have the stone pieces break, but this was due more to the nature and integrity of the stone than the tool. It's time consuming, and repeated use can cause muscle strain in the hand and wrist, so it's best to take your time and/or share the nipping duties with someone. That said, I tried this tool, another "score and snap" style hand tool, and a wet/dry tile cutting saw, and this worked the best of the three - by far.
February 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tilecutters 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
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by jswobe 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by steamenginesteve Duty Nipper
I have previously commented on this tool. I think it is a must have if anyone tackles a tile job. It is heavy duty and a brand name with a long history for Vise-Grips. The nips teeth are hardened carbide with a small gap upon full clinch, which is a good thing. On my first big floor tile job I used large pliers to shape tiles. It worked, but I broke enough tiles badly to buy real nippers. These Irwin brand nippers are pro-quality. Good shaped grip. Wear eye protection!
October 21, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by wiplyr Now just a tool in my tool box
Decided I hate tile nippers. Too difficult to get the proper cut on tile. Broke a lot of tiles before I stopped using it. I know a lot of people who use them but I'd rather use a Dremel diamond cutting bit. Wish I didn't try to use this so I could have returned it.
October 28, 2014