A: Yes, that is normal. Tile is generally much thicker than the closed opening on these nips and will snap well before the tips are fully closed.
A: Yes, I used this nipper to cut notches around my light switches and outlets.
A: Yes, The QEP Tile Nipper makes quick and easy work of shaping tile between 1/8 in. to 1/4 in. thick. Designed for cutting irregular shapes in tile, this nipper helps fit tile around oddly-shaped objects, like pipes or sinks.
A: Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, this tool generally helps to cut tile up to 1/4 in. thick to fit into irregular spaces or around curved objects like pipes or sinks and even electrical outlets. You may also want to consider following any tile manufacturers recommendation for cutting the tile. - Customer Care
A: Yes. I cut one piece at a time.
A: Yes, this cutter will handle porcelain tiles as well.
A: Yes, but ceramic tile is always hard without a saw