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9 in. Compound Tile Nipper with Tungsten Carbide Tips for All Tile Types up to 1/4 in. Thick

  • Crafted from premium, durable steel and tungsten carbide material
  • Forceful cutting power with less effort
  • Ergonomic handle minimizes hand fatigue
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Product Overview

The QEP Compound Tile Nipper quickly makes irregular cuts on all types of tile up to 1/4 in. thick. Tungsten carbide tips provide easy and fast cutting when you need tile to fit around pipes, columns or oddly-shaped objects. It grants 3 times the power of conventional carbide-tipped nippers while applying less pressure to make cuts. The curved handle and non-slip grip help minimize hand fatigue during repeat use.
  • Use to cut irregular shapes in all tile from 1/8 in. - 1/4 in. thick
  • 3 times more cutting power than standard tile nippers
  • Rustproof, strong steel body with 5/8 in. tungsten carbide tips for accurate and quick cutting
  • Co-molded plastic handle with non-slip, rubber grip for comfortable repeat use
  • Easy to clean by rinsing with hose or in clean water after each use
  • Compound mechanism delivers greater force and is preferred by professional installers

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Specifications

Dimensions

Diameter (in.)
1 in
Product Width (in.)
1 in

Details

Blade Material
Carbide
Color Family
Blue
Cuts Through
Porcelain
Cutter material
Carbide
Flooring Product Type
Tile Tool
Flooring Tool Features
Handle grip
Handle Material
Rubber
Product Weight (lb.)
0.9 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Tile Tool Type
Nippers
Tools Product Type
Hand Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
To be free from manufacturing defects

Questions & Answers

12Questions35Answers

Will this cut glass tile

Asked by Bill December 27, 2020
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This product, Compound Tile Nipper, is used to make irregular cuts on all types of tile including porcelain. We also have a product specifically designed to cut glass tile from 1/32" to 1/4" in thickness-model 32010 Glass Tile Nipper. Customer Care

Will this work on marble?

Asked by Justin December 21, 2020
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Answer

This product will cut marble Customer Care

I can't get the metal ends to meet back together and nip the tile. Was working fine for about an...

Asked by Mosaicnipper March 28, 2020
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My Nipper is still working fine. It seems like you've gotten a defective one. If you bought yours recently, you should exchange it for the working one.

Hi, I am looking for a ceramic tile nipper which requires just a little power. Like this one, it ...

Asked by cdoronc February 22, 2020
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This is the easiest use tile nipper I’ve ever used. I also used it for mosaic ceramic tile for my bathroom accents. When making my nips, it was very easy to align the jaws and squeeze for the cut. 100% precision nipping is not guaranteed, but I’d say it was dead on perfect about 80% of all my cuts. In the end, project came out great, very inexpensive and easily accomplished.

Will these work on 3mm vinyl tiles?

Asked by Jane September 3, 2019
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This nipper is designed specifically to cut hard tiles. I don't think it will be effective on the vinyl tiles.

Can this work on marble mosaic tile

Asked by Dom September 25, 2018
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it should but i personal use a tile cutter, if its the smaller squares than i would say yes.

Will they work on art glass?

Asked by Candace April 12, 2017
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no. only for ceramic. for glass you can use wheel nipper

Will this cut small metal tiles

Asked by Jamienae89 October 28, 2016
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No. this tool is only for ceramic tiles

What is maximum thickness of porcelain or ceramic that can be used?

Asked by TheFixer June 29, 2016
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i think its 3/8

Where are these nippers manufactured?

Asked by JOe November 24, 2015
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dont remember

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.3
    out of 148 reviews
  • 88% recommend this product
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I use these to resize tile for broken tile mosaics. The cushioned handles and compound mechanism...
I use these to resize tile for broken tile mosaics. The cushioned handles and compound mechanism allow me to use it for hours at a time without fatiguing.
by BikerDan
work perfectly. was able to cut tile to fit around toilet drain. would recommend.
work perfectly. was able to cut tile to fit around toilet drain. would recommend.
by HomeDepotCustomer
2 people found this helpful
This cuter worked great to finish my back splash at my cabin !
This cuter worked great to finish my back splash at my cabin !
by Andy
1 person found this helpful
I could not believe what could be accomplished with such a simple tool.
When my husband decided to select his own tools and install the backsplash in our kitchen himself, no one was more skeptical than I....the picture says it all. This tool was an excellent choice.
by SorpionBarnRanch
1 person found this helpful
Tile Tool Worked Very Well
Tool simply did what you bought it to do and did it very well.
by SteveH
1 person found this helpful
Solid
This is a solid set of nippers. I've used it on ceramic floor tile and it comes in handy to get the right fit on some of the odd shapes you may encounter. (Particularly around the bath tub and toilet flange). It took a little bit to get used to as far as how much you can snip at a time. Best advice is go slow and take a little bit at a time. If you try to do too much at once you likely won't get the cut you wanted.
by DstBstSN
6 people found this helpful
No better than my old tile nipper...
Bottom Line: no force improvement and no better than my old tile nipper Much longer version: I have a non-compound tile nipper that I have used many times over the past decade. It can be difficult at times to nip with precision, or ease. I assumed that a compound version would be easier to use in terms of force required, and more precise because I could back off on the strength and focus on the angles and precision. Unfortunately, that is NOT the case w/ this compound tile nipper. First and foremost: I noticed no "ease in use" compared to my non-compound nipper. I expected these to require far less strength to break through tile, but they did not. Note that I did not use any sort of gauge, meter, or force measuring test to determine how much force was actually required for precise comparison. But since I could not notice any difference AT ALL between this nipper and my old one, on the same piece of ceramic tile - multiple cuts, multiple angles - I am left only with the conclusion that there is no increased mechanical advantage with this compound nipper. Because the force required was exactly the same as my old version, precision was no better. Some cuts / nips were good, some were not. Finally, the carbide cutting tips are separated by almost twice the distance when closed compared with my old nipper. Maybe this doesn't make a difference as they did still cut through tile, but I felt like it was another contributor to its overall average performance - especially when coupled with its total lack of force improvement. Other than being fairly sturdy, and looking fancy, these are a disappointment. If you are buying a nipper, save the extra money for something else.
by jswobe
5 people found this helpful
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