Rated 2.2 out of 5 by 14
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by transfire Good Product
I needed to cut glass tiles. I bought the cheaper $20 dollar unit, but it was not adjustable enough, the glass tiles were too thin for it. So I bought this unit instead and it works great.
January 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ivet Works with glass tile
I don't know why this product has so many bad reviews. I just did my first backsplash project using glass tile and this product worked great. Instructions are pretty straight forward, if you have issues just watch the video on it. All you have to do is place your tile and flush it against the red bumper. With your one hand, lift up the scoring pin and use your other hand to loosen or tighten the handle ( the handle screws in and out so you can adjust the scoring pin-righty tighty, lefty loosey). with slight pressure, score the pin across the tile. Once that's done, untighten the pin out of the way, position the snapper piece(the winged metal) at the center tile then quickly push down on the handle to snap it. You might need to score it a few times if it doesn't snap. This only does straight lines. I Have not done porcelain or ceramic but worked great with glass tile. Hope this helped. Also, the price is great. Would recommend for DIYers, not for professionals who do jobs on the regular.
December 28, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 1sttimetileinstaller Not a very good product
I bought this to cut some 20" tiles. Luckily I asked for a sample tile to try it out on first before I started with my project tile. I couldn't get it to cut cleanly even after scoring the cut several times. My guess is that I don't know how to use the cutter with its loose cutting wheel. I am sure if you practiced with it ALOT then you would get use to the free floating cutting wheel. I think it is harder to use with that particular option. A buddy has one with a fixed cutting wheel and I could cut straight lines with it. I recommend you find a cutter with a fixed wheel if you have never done this before.
May 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by John Decent review and critic
-The main selling point of this one is price, its only $44 bucks. Will cut up to 20 inch tiles, tried this first hand.
-Will cut 3/8" porcelain floor tiles.
Cons and Critics:
-Rails tend to bow at center, with some custom modifications and voiding the warranty you can replace the rails with some more sturdy material, ie. solid steel rails instead of the hollow ones they give, I believe home depot sells these too :)
-Made 10 perfect cuts through 3/8" porcelain floor tiles, though perfect cuts, ONLY 10. I ended up exchanging for a new one and returning after I finished the project. *Major critic here: the cutting tip though great lacks durability, the blade axial broke off after 10 cuts.
For the manufacturer, you have 2 options to fix this"
1) Contact the engineers and have the wheel axial redesigned and tell them to pay attention to the Young's Modulus of the material.
2) Ship with a package of cutting tips, this should also be more profitable as you could also market cutting tips.
February 26, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by HandyManny I wouldn't recommend.
I bought this because my other cutter was a 14" and I was cutting 16" ceramic wall tiles. I kept on breaking the corners off my tiles when I would snap the tile, not on every snap but on too many. I replaced the breaker with the one from my 14" cutter, which is wider and has rubber pads and I never had a broken corner again. It worked wonderful after that, I made a 90 cuts in less than an hour with this setup. The con is that it did not come with the breaker that worked well.
November 14, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by tiler Would not stap
Open the box - no directions... Went on Youtube and found Home Depot and Rubi videos on how to use. They made it look simple. Then I scored one of my 5 x 5 ceramics and it would not snap. I pushed hard enough the frame was bending and handle was nearly parallel with the rails. Tried another tile scoring much harder and it would not snap either. If it won't do a 5 x 5 how will it do a bigger tile? Each time I made sure the score was over the center ridge. I guess I'll take this thing back and break out the wet saw for all the rest. That will work, it just makes a mess.
January 5, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Devon Piece of trash
Unpacked the tile cutter to find there were no instructions or tips of use. (However, there are some images on the box.)
It's a very cheap unit, cheap steel, cheap plastic, cheap cutting wheel. Graduations on the small ruler are average at best.
I took a practice cut on a piece of 12x12 inch tile. Operating the slide to score the tile was awkward as it is constructed so poorly.
After scoring the tile I attempted to snap it as per normal manual tile cutter operation. It required significant downward pressure to eventually snap. The line didn't snap flush and true either.I can not image making too many cuts with this thing as it so poorly constructed with no ease of use.
You'll end up returning it if you purchase it.
June 28, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Louie BAD product
I have been doing a powder room, hall and laundry room in porcelain floor tile purchased at the same time as the tile cutter from Home Depot. I have tiled before, but am doing this DIY project as a homeowner. I believe I know the problem, and there is no easy way to fix it. I have tried one score, two, three, four score lines (only increasing as the tile refused to snap) and about every FOURTH tile snaps. The problem is when you apply pressure on the snap bar down to the tile's score to snap the tile, the upper bars deflect and the bottom of the cutter base then deflects (read bends) up on the ends. [Picture an open parenthesis.] Snapping a tile it is virtually impossible. The only way I can imagine this working is to bolt the tool to a base table so that the cutter base's ends cannot deflect. There appear to be holes in the base to do just that but there were not any instructions with my cutter. Also, I read the response from the manufacturer to another with these similar issues and if I were to only score the tile once and then attempt to snap it I do NOT believe it would EVER "cut" a tile.
June 26, 2014