Rated 2.4 out of 5 by 17
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by cb88 Tile Cutting Easy Enough for Beginners
If you have a small home repair or remodel job, or need a tile cutter in an room without power and don't want to invest a lot of money, this product will probably fill your needs. It has a replaceable cutting head, is lightweight and can be carried easily to a worksite that does not have power. Without the mess of a wet tile saw, this cutter can quickly score and snap tiles. This works best on un-textured tiles so that the breaker evenly catches both sides of the tile once scored. Some softer materials may crack on one side of the score mark rather than split evenly, so test cuts can help you determine if this will work with your tile material. Overall a good value for quick tile work.
April 23, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BG32 Works Great!
This tile cutter worked great on 12"x24" porcelain tile easy to use the only thing is it didn't come with instruction.
May 6, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by LJohns very problematic to use and even to understand
I had heard about these types of cutters and sounded relatively easy for simple score and snap. EVERYONE said it took a lot of pressure so THAT wasn't the problem. The reviewers that were surprised at that and those that couldn't do 5x5's (small) I think just overestimated what can be done (hard to put a lot of downward pressure on the edge of a 5x5 once scored). However, I was using bigger tile, 18x18's and NOTHING worked (one exception, see below). I admit I am a novice but the free cutting wheel is simply a nuisance, unless you have it in EXACTLY the right spot, it simply falls out every three seconds from the hole. Another reviewer noted that it would be easier if it was fixed or a holding screw of some sort added. It simply keeps falling out. How in the .... does ANYONE, even a pro, keep it in place? I recognize the downside of a fixed one but I am trying to keep the blessed thing in the hole, keep the tile lined up and put pressure down on the handle all at the same time. Oh, by the way, like most folks, I HAVE ONLY TWO HANDS!!!!! I am willing to keep trying a few more times but .... this seems ridiculous.
FIRST, i recommend trying to find one that holds the tile in place while you score. If I ever figure out how to use the actual free wheel cutter (which I doubt)... I will fashion a wood holder with clamps to hold a piece of tile still so I can score straight or I will screw the full thing into a table to hold it still and use a fence on the table, like a table saw. If you can find one that does this on its own, I recommend it. SECOND, fix the wheel issue, that is JUST RIDICULOUS. THIRD, HOME DEPOT's editor or response team answered a reviewers question about this issue with something that DOES NOT ANSWER THE QUESTION. I have no idea what was meant by the response and the reviewer was quite clear in his or her question.
HOME DEPOT is about to get one of the first true returns of a defective product I have ever done (well.... second but the first was silly, this one isn't) in 20 years.
LAST, I actually did do one fairly decent cut but it was on a small 8 inch section with a huge 18 inch width allowing me to put a great deal of body weight on both sides of the horizontal section. If I do this again, all I'll get is one decent 8x8 out of a large 18x18. VERY COST SILLY. Oh, yeah, while I don't mind Home Depot's tile prices, I am not paying $6 a square foot while is what this'll cost me if I ruin that much tile.
April 29, 2015
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 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 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