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QEP Compound Porcelain and Ceramic Tile Nipper
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QEP

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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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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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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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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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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Will this cut small metal tiles

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Our Compound Ceramic Nipper is designed to be use with all type of ceramic and porcelain tile only
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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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Customer Reviews

Compound Porcelain and Ceramic Tile Nipper is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 40.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Nippers Used these to make some notches around door jams and such, did the job.
Date published: 2016-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These worked very well for me These worked very well for me
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2013-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-02-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not What I Expected I have been using a simple spring-loaded tile nipper for a long time, and thought that a compound nipper would be easier to use since it should reduce the amount of force required to cut tile with a squeeze of the hand. Unfortunately this product does not quite do it for me. The amount of hand pressure needed to cut tile with these nippers is comparable to the non-compound nippers I presently use. The handle has a nice rubber grip, but does not noticeably improve the job of nipping tile.
Date published: 2014-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tile Tool Worked Very Well Tool simply did what you bought it to do and did it very well.
Date published: 2015-08-11
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