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Star 24 in. Tile Cutter

$99.00 /each

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The Rubi Star 24 in. Manual Tile Cutter is a lightweight powerful machine able to cut up to 24 in. tiles, 17 in. on a diagonal. The incorporated high performance multiple point breaking system allows powerful breaking strength at any angle. Steel construction and rectified steel guides with anti-corrosion treatment.

  • Cuts porcelain and ceramic tiles that are up to 24 in.
  • Multiple point breaking system for diagonal cuts
  • Direct vision of the scoring and cutting line
  • No electricity, no dust and 3 times faster than wet saws

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Sliver Cuts

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October 25, 2015
Cannot figure out how to do sliver cuts off my end pieces. I need to take just a 1/8" off my corner tiles to make them fit against the wall, but the foot has nothing to press against on the small side. Do I have to score and then use a hand nipper instead? My tiles are pretty thick, so I don't think I could snap a clean break with nippers. Thanks!
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January 10, 2016
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There are three ways to do sliver cuts:
1. Grinder
2. Tile saw
3. Scoring and hand nippers. You should be able to use nippers with most of the tiles out there.
Should you have any other question, please feel free to contact us. Thanks!
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December 9, 2015
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I don't see how this would work for sliver cuts. I would do those in a saw, but a hand nipper might work. You might also have success with a special grinder wheel for a 4.5" style angle grinder.
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November 10, 2015
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That's a challenge with this cutter, for sure. I haven't tested this theory, but I know I'd try that.
1. Be sure to get a good, clean scoring because you'll really need it for this.
2. Assuming the 1/8" end is to the left of the score line ... after the scoring, place a piece of the same type of tile to the left of the one being cut. Now place scrap tile, upside down spanning the 1/8" section and the Read More
That's a challenge with this cutter, for sure. I haven't tested this theory, but I know I'd try that.
1. Be sure to get a good, clean scoring because you'll really need it for this.
2. Assuming the 1/8" end is to the left of the score line ... after the scoring, place a piece of the same type of tile to the left of the one being cut. Now place scrap tile, upside down spanning the 1/8" section and the scrap tile to the left of it. Place another scrap to the right of the score line. This will allow the break-off foot to be able to force the small section down, over the pivot beam (making that term up). The idea is that you need something for the break off foot to press down on that's even on each side, but on the small side it needs to also be able to hold down (and even press down) on the piece being snapped. Read Less
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October 31, 2015
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Greetings Andy,
Being I don't know what type of tile you're working with, it's hard to suggest a fix all remedy for every type of stone or ceramic available. I'm assuming you don't have a tile saw, but if you do, that's the best way.
If no saw, if you have a fixed grinder would be the next best way, but use caution while grinding. If you have a hand held grinder, affix the tile securely and run the Read More
Greetings Andy,
Being I don't know what type of tile you're working with, it's hard to suggest a fix all remedy for every type of stone or ceramic available. I'm assuming you don't have a tile saw, but if you do, that's the best way.
If no saw, if you have a fixed grinder would be the next best way, but use caution while grinding. If you have a hand held grinder, affix the tile securely and run the grinder along the edge.
If you're limited on the tools available, then tile nippers.
Good luck! Read Less
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The tile cutter blade broke. How do I get the part for it?

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Tampa, FL, USA
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January 4, 2016
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Replacement cutters are available at Home Depot
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North Carolina
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June 4, 2015
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Home Depot carries the cutting wheels for this tile cutter individually, or within a set.
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May 29, 2015
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I would go to where you purchased the tile cutter and see if they have replacement blades for your tile cutter. If no luck I would contact Star and they should be able to tell you where you can buy replacement blades.
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May 23, 2015
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Type in "6 mm Scoring Wheel for Tile Cutters" in Home Depot's site. They run about $12 available in the store.
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Does this work for glass tiles (mosaic tiles for backsplash)?

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July 8, 2016
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No, I've tried and you only get one clean cut out of ten. Don't know why they claim they cut glass tile when it is not true.
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April 17, 2016
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Hello Katec5! Definitely, this will cut glass. The key is to score the glass tile lightly. Should you have any other question please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you!
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April 15, 2016
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No, this will not work for glass tiles.
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will this cut 6 x 24 (.38 thick) lengthwise. Porcelain.

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June 29, 2016
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Hello Tom. The star 24 can cut porcelain but tile seems too thick for this tile cutter. I would recommend you the Speed 26 instead. Do not hesitate to contact us anytime. Thanks!
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June 28, 2016
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No, this will not cut.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 39 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DO NOT BUY!!! Look at my photo and review before buying! I had a 45 sq ft shower stall to tile- roughly 350 tiles. I use 3/8" ceramic tile. On the second day of tiling, I was tired of running outside to use the wet saw every other cut, so I purchased the only tile cutter home depot had on the shelve at the time. Took less than 2 minutes to set up and begin scoring tile. The build quality is poor- there's too much side to side movement in the jewel wheel to get an exact cut AND no matter how hard I tightened the handle to secure the jewel cutter, it kept falling out the bottom of the holder! The tile slides all over the place when trying to score it because the rubber mats are too small and thin to properly prevent the tile from sliding- I ruined at least 6 tiles from a box of 15! As you can see in my photo, after scoring the ceramic (you can clearly see the score line next to the pencil line in my photo) the tile still broke when using the lever to crack the tile. it followed the score about an inch down, then just broke. Very simple concept, poor quality. I believe if the unit were built more rugged, then it would've worked fine. Too much flex and wobble. returned the unit and just went back to my wet saw - you can actually buy a decent working wet saw for less than this tile cutter, and you'll get much better results (just a lot more messier) :/ June 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Strong and easy to use This is a high quality tile cutter. My one pet peeve with tile cutters is that they can bend when you are making the snap. This cutter is solid. I used it on 6 x 24 inch porcelain floor tile but mostly on 3 x 6 ceramic subway tile for my bathroom project. This was my first time doing a tub surround and the tile cutter made the job much easier. I stretched it across the tub and went to town. I was able to cut some tile relatively cleanly down to 3/8" which was impressive. I also did angled cuts as well for around the window sill. For some cuts I still used my wet saw but it saved a lot of time having this cutter next to me on the tub. The scoring and snapping arm did wobble on the rails a bit as I pulled it back but it wasn't problematic. The ruler at the end was useful and the padding on either side of the snapping ridge made tile placement easy. I did not use the 45 degree angle tool but it looked legitimate. If you need a quality tile cutter, this is it. You get what you pay for. February 1, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rubi 24" Cuts smaller tile great. 24" length cut porcelain tile not good, many broken tiles. July 5, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by No good for all jobs I have layed tile many time, and cutting them with a wet saw was never a problem accept cleaning up a mess everytime. When I saw this, ai figured I would give it a try just because it seemed like an easy set of, and no mess after cutting. I will say that there are positives and negatives to using this, so let's start with the positive first. As stated, it's fast and easy to set up. All you need to do is take it out of the box (not the case they show in the video) and set it where you want to cut. I put a new bathroom vanity in and I found that there was no tile under the previous one, soI took this out, and within 5 minutes I had new tile cut for the job. It's built solid, and seen no signs of stress on the bars or any other peice of this cutter. It is also easy to push down on the handle to snap the tiles in two cleanly in half, with no fragments of tile laying ll over the floor. So that being said, it is somewhat easy to use to if only replacing a few tiles. Now that being said, I did see a few more negatives than positives while using this tile cutter. The first is that when the tile snaps, it never leaves a clean smooth edge. If you are hiding the edge under a baseboard, it's find, but if you plan on having these cut edges in the middle of the floor area, you will see them. It's even worse when you are trying to cut textured tile such as tile you would put in a bathroom for traction. I was extremely disappointed in the cut quality on these tiles, and would never attempt to use this cutter on that type of tile. It's also very frustrating to keep the scoring mechanism in place while cutting. When you push down on the handle, the scoring pin slides up and won't get pressure placement to slide across the tile. After a few times of trying to adjust, the tile would move and you could lose your cut. This was the most frustrating part of the cutter as I was fighting with the cutting mechanism on every tile that I tried to cut. Its also only good for long, Strait cuts. If you need to make a special cut for say around a toilet or pedastool, your out of luck. As stated, it's ok for small jobs where you can hide the cut line, but for this price, I would personally buy a cheaper wet saw for you tile install needs. December 20, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Was a used cutter sold as new Returned product because it appeared to be used and was sold as new. This was my third trip to the store because the first cutter was missing parts. Very frustrating when in the middle of a project. May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Use this, not a tile saw! The directions on how to use this are meager at best. I check on youtube to find out how to use it. There are stabilizers on both sides that help while cutting. It also comes with a square to assist with cutting angles. It's as simple as putting the tile where you want it, score it, & press down. The tile does not fall because it is being held up by sleeves. I prefer this over a tile saw by about 10,000%! June 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Precise Cuts with additional practice and patience The tile cutter performs as described although it took me a bit longer to make precise cuts since I haven't used a manual tile cutter; for this review I used leftover 13"x13" ceramic tile for rip cuts. On the box, it states up to 24" tile can be used for rip cuts and up to 18"x18" tile can be used for diagonal cuts. I would suggest a novice to have spare tile available to test out the cutter before beginning cuts for the actual project. The instructions are on the box, which consist of pictures telling the user to how to score and snap the tile (ceramic, porcelain, and glass tile). The 8mm (5/16")blade is enclosed in packaging and is attached to the unit for assembly - just drop the blade into the slot and use the cutter. The tile cutter website, which is also listed on the box, has videos on how to use the tile cutter as well. I like that it's quick and easy to use, once I got the hang of it. I also liked not having to worry about dust accumulating everywhere as I would with a wet saw. June 10, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Tile cutter I've been around construction & remodeling most my life. This cutter may be fine for flooring perimeter cuts if the edges are covered by base and shoe. For ceramic wall tile, this cutter will not score and break cleanly EXCEPT when you are cutting large pieces. This cutter comes with instructions on the side of the box on how to score and break tiles. However, it does not come with instructions on how to install the cutting wheel. So unless you've used this type of cutter before, you may be scratching your head for awhile. To install the cutter, you simply turn the handle by unscrewing it, install the cutting wheel to the appropriate height, then tighten the handle. The guide for angle cuts is made of plastic. Even though I never use a guide be it a wet saw or cutter, for the novice plastic breaks too easily. The guide should be improved be it to cast or some type of metal. Also the stabilizing legs on the cutter are made of plastic, since cutting tile is not a delicate task, these should also be upgraded to a material more durable. I do realize you should rub the edges to eliminate sharp edges on tile with a file, or use the back side of another tile to clean up the edge. However, my past experience with other tiles resulted in cleaner breaks. Over-all, I was a bit disappointed in this cutter to use on ceramic wall tile. May 23, 2015
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