Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 10
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Quantex Packaging deceptive
I purchased in store and the packaging is genius. Well done marketing. The package is a plastic container suitable for three bits. There are three nice slots the bits can be held in. The label is placed over two of the slots leaving one slot viewable. In this slot is a bit, the other slots no bit. Tricky part is they advertised 3x longer life, but faded out the x so it suggest 3 longer life...lol I thought it had three bits in it. You have to look on the back at the bottom where they put a one and the word bit is about 1/16" tall. Not illegal, but fooled me. I would never pay that much for one bit. No more roto bits for me :).
February 19, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by rh useless
bought it to aid with cutting precise holes in tile. absolutely useless. sandpaper and fingernail file would've worked better.
September 3, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SchrockConstruction Cuts Tile
It cuts perfectly fine through most ceramic tile and soft stone, but does not cut things like porcelain, granite, or hardened thinset. Use it properly, and it works great.
August 12, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Chapparo drill sideways
I used this to cut inside steel tubing which was otherwise inaccessible. It allowed me to make an indentation which I could then plant a standard metal drill bit to finish the job. I used this tool for material for which it was not intended, and it still worked, but it snapped in half from too much sideways pressure, so I did not really get my money's worth out of it.
May 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BuyerBeware22 Replacement sent by Rotozip due to customer complaint, works well
I was given this bit by Rotozip as a replacement for a 1/8" tile bit that snapped when I tried to do a cutout in incorrectly mounted Hardiebacker 500 cement board with it.
I have not used this since for Hardiebacker 500 (.41" thickness) cement board, but I have used it to do cutouts in Hardiebacker 1/4". It works very well for cutouts, if you're careful to slowly tilt the running bit into the cement board to start your cut instead of plugging it straight in (Rotozip has an instructional video that covers this tool and others on YouTube).
I was careful to do my cuts in three passes at increasing depth. The bit felt sturdy enough to but through the cement board all at once, but having had the 1/8" bit snap on me at 11,000 rpms, I didn't want to repeat the experience.
All in all, it's a very good bit for quite a few problem cutouts in cement board.
June 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mark Very good purchase and the price was great
This tool was a replacement for an older tool we already had. It is a very practical tool and has a wide variety of uses.
June 9, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BigDave Do Not Buy This Bit!!!!!
purchased bit to notch-out a single ceramic floor tile to fit around the locking mechanism on the bottom of a sliding glass door. The cut was only 1/2"deep into the side of the tile and about 3" in length. I started by cutting grooves about 1" apart down the length of the cut. At about 6 cuts the bit was no longer effective and, when I applied more pressure, it snapped off! Useless! It's a lot of money to pay for a product that does not perform as advertised!
May 17, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DIYer "Tile Cutter Bit" made for underlayment, hardboard, fiberock and similar cement board?
The product is titled "Tile Cutter Bit”. But in the product description (see below) it states that it’s for cutting “underlayment, hardboard. fiberock, and similar cement board”. Worse it recommends you try a professional grade XBITs “for increased durability”. I tried to use it to remove 1/4” sanded grout and it lasted about 8-12” before it was done. Used a reciprocating saw and grout removal blade that worked great.
The Rotozip X-Bit Tile Cutter Bit cuts underlayment, hardboard, fiberock and similar cement board. It's a great accessory to have on hand for those tough cutting jobs. For increased durability and performance, check out our professional-grade XBITS."
January 21, 2014