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26 in. Star Max Tile Cutter

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  • Ergonomic handles provide good grip
  • Made of POM to ensure greater bending strength
  • Reinforced support guides provide extra strength
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The Star Max is the lightest and the most versatile cutter, ideal for cutting ceramic and porcelain tiles. Star Max tile cutters have closed slides, made of POM for greater bending strength and offering tile setters better and smoother sliding when scoring. Equipped with aluminum mobile breaker assembly, robust and with great breaking power for diagonal cuts and base with shock absorption effect. The dual guide system gives greater visibility of the scoring and cutting line. It includes folding side arms to increase the support area in large format pieces. Star Max tile cutter includes a 1/4 in. scoring wheel with a tungsten carbide roller guide. The incision of the roller guide on the Rubi 1/4 in. scoring wheel is clean and shallow, resulting in a cut without chipping the enamel or any deviations.
  • New support reinforced for durability and power separation
  • Ergonomic comfort handle
  • Lateral stop with 45 square
  • Interchangeable scoring wheels from 1/4 in. to 3/8 in.
  • Support guides reinforced for extra strength
  • 2-layer base with shock absorption
  • Chromed steel guides with anti-rust treatment
  • Base for correct support of the tile
  • 1/4 in. scoring wheel included
  • Direct view of the scoring and cutting line
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Q:Where is this product made?
by|Oct 18, 2022
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A:  Dear customer, thank you for your inquiry. This product is made in China. Best regards

by|Oct 19, 2022
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    Q:Does this come with a storage bag/case?
    by|Dec 19, 2021
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    A:  Dear customer, thank you for your interest in Rubi Tools and contacting us. No, this tile cutter does not come with case/bag. We do have other tile cutters available in HomeDepot.com that do. Should you have any other question, please do not hesitate to contact us at 305-715-9892 or via email at rubitools.usa@rubi.com. Thanks

    by|Dec 20, 2021

      A:  NO IT DOES NOT

      by|Dec 25, 2021

        A:  No

        by|Dec 25, 2021

          A:  No case or bag

          by|Dec 23, 2021

            A:  No

            by|Dec 26, 2021
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              Q:Description says star Max comes with 1/4 inch cutting wheel, bought it and no 1/4 inch.
              by|Nov 17, 2021
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              A:  Dear customer, thank you for your purchase of Rubi Tools and sorry for the inconvenience. Please send us your address, name and phone# to rubitools.usa@rubi.com and we will send you a new scoring wheel. Thanks

              by|Nov 17, 2021

                A:  It has a 1/4" cutting wheel. They attached mine to one of the rails, with a small hose clamp.

                by|Apr 19, 2022
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                Q:What is the correct 10mm scoring wheel that will work with this model? Please provide link or spe...
                by|Apr 6, 2021
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                A:  Hello Kathy, thanks for your interest in Rubi Tools. The specific model number for the 10mm Star-Max scoring wheel is #1946 but unfortunately, is not listed in homedepot.com. However, you can purchase it in a kit of two scoring wheels (6mm and 10mm). Here is the link and model number of the kit is #1948: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rubi-1-4-in-6-mm-and-3-8-in-10-mm-Scoring-Wheel-Set-1948/202616216. Should you have any other question, please do not hesitate to contact us at rubitools.usa@rubi.com or 305-715-9892. Thanks

                by|Apr 8, 2021
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                  I used this to cut 18" x 18" porcelain tile for a shower stall. It took me a while - and several ...
                  I used this to cut 18" x 18" porcelain tile for a shower stall. It took me a while - and several broken tiles to figure out how to use this as there are virtually no instructions available. I get saving trees, etc. but downloadable instructions on a website would have been handy. Biggest tip I have is that in order for the tile to break cleanly, you need a good score line that crosses the entire tile, which for me meant running the scoring wheel twice over the tile. You score the tile by dragging the handle from pulled out to in. The tile will not break when you push down on the handle unless the handle is pushed all the way in. This tool cut straight lines cleaner than my DIY wet saw with little to no edge chipping. Combining this tool with an angle grinder made this job a reasonable chore. Definitely worth the price.
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                  The Star Max is the light weight for cutting ceramic and porcelain tiles. It comes with ¼ scorin...
                  The Star Max is the light weight for cutting ceramic and porcelain tiles. It comes with ¼ scoring wheel and you can purchase 3/8 in scoring wheel they interchangeable. It has folding side arms to help increase the support area for large format tiles. It has a Lateral stop with 45 square. Here are some down side of this unit. No instructions. They have pictures on the side of the box and the sequence how to cut but it does not show you how setup the scoring wheel. I did find some YouTube videos on this make and model. Here is YouTube site: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=53&v=Zpsw1cgD0QU I have a project coming up but I had old tile I want to try out first. I got a couple of straight cuts but most of them did not follow the scored line. I tried putting more pressure on the scoring but it did not seem to work. I did not have any smooth tile only uneven surfaces. It was hard to get a score at the end since the tile tapper off. See below for pictures of the results. I guess you have to practice more but I want to waste a lot of tile to get a straight cut. The results, I think I am sticking with wet saw tile cutter.
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                  I just jad a chance to try out my 26 Star tile cutter. This is a great tile cutter. On mu first c...
                  I just jad a chance to try out my 26 Star tile cutter. This is a great tile cutter. On mu first cut i can see the quality that was put in the making of this cutter.i was cutting a 18 Ceramic tile. I position the tile as if I was going to do a straight cut and a diagonal cut and it did a great job. Take a look at the pictures and you can see some of the great features is tile cutter has.
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                  The Rubi 26 inch Star Max Tile Cutter is a good tile cutter for the price, but the Rubi Speed 26 ...
                  The Rubi 26 inch Star Max Tile Cutter is a good tile cutter for the price, but the Rubi Speed 26 inch Tile Cutter for $2 more is a much better value. Two and half years ago in the middle of a major bathroom renovation, I bought a Rubi Speed 26 inch Tile Cutter and loved it. I used it to cut a lot of 6 inch by 24 inch ceramic simulated wood plank tiles and also wanted to be able to cut single-strength picture frame glass with it. It worked well for both applications, so when I saw the Rubi 26 inch Star Max Tile Cutter, I wondered if it would work as well as my older model Speed 26. The good news is that the Star Max is similar enough in design that it works fine for cutting tile and should work OK on glass too (with the appropriately sized scoring wheel). The bad news is that the Star Max is made of a lot more plastic than the Rubi Speed 26. The entire measuring guide and miter angle of the Star Max is plastic as compared to the stamped metal guide of the Speed 26. Part of the plastic guide bar of the Star Max was broken when I took it out of the box, but I was able to glue it back together. On the other hand, the spring-loaded plastic clip that holds the Star Max guide bar is much easier to adjust than the metal thumb screw of the Speed 26. The base platform of the Speed 26 is much wider than the Star Max base so it gives more support to large tiles or pieces of glass. The Star Max 26 and Speed 26 both have plastic tile supports that can be folded outward from the base to help support larger tiles. The Star Max supports are double thickness I-beam shaped and marginally stronger than the single thickness supports of the Speed 26. Personally, I think a better approach if you're going to be cutting a lot of large tiles would be to build a small plywood or MDF table with a slot into which the tile cutter would sit so the whole table surface was at the same height as the tile cutter base so you don't have to rely on the plastic supports. Also, the two stainless steel guide bars that the cutting head moves on looked and felt smaller to me on the Star Max than the ones on the Speed 26, so I measured them. The Star Max guides are 13 mm diameter while the Speed 26's are 15 mm diameter. The parts that support the guide bars on the Star Max are made of plastic while the Speed 26's are solid metal castings. Which do you think will last longer and stay in alignment better? In conclusion, I recommend the Rubi Speed 26 over the Rubi Star Max 26 if you can still get the Speed 26.
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                  This is a 26" tile cutter that can easily cut 24" tiles or less. It has an easily replaceable cut...
                  This is a 26" tile cutter that can easily cut 24" tiles or less. It has an easily replaceable cutter wheel that comes with the tool. The cutter wheel is inserted trough the opening in the top of the slide and is secured by tightening the push handle. It has guides for 90 degree and 45 degree cuts. If constant pressure is maintained from the front of the tile to the back the tile can easily be scored and cut. The breaker is activated by pressing down on the handle while keeping the score line centered. This results in a clean break. There are clear instructions on the box on assemble and use, but this tools is simple and easy to use.
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                  I got this tile cutter for my bathroom re-tiling project. While I don't need the 26" capability f...
                  I got this tile cutter for my bathroom re-tiling project. While I don't need the 26" capability for this project, it's always nice to have larger capability for future projects. Also, for 45 degree / diagonal cuts the cutter needs to be 1.5 times the size of the tile width. The cutter didn't come with any instructions, but it's easy enough to figure out how to assemble it. It took me a few tiles until I figured out how to best cut them, since then the cutter works flawless.
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                  Works great so far did some mosaic tile and even cut very small cuts. I have always used a wet sa...
                  Works great so far did some mosaic tile and even cut very small cuts. I have always used a wet saw and this was sooo much easier.
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