Model # 14967

Internet #304520047

Store SKU #1003224757

Rubi 26 in. Star Max Tile Cutter

Rubi

26 in. Star Max Tile Cutter

$ 107 00 /piece

Overview

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.
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Product Overview

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

Product Overview

Model #: 14967
Sku #: 1003224757
Internet #: 304520047

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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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Length (in.)
33.9 in
Product Width (in.)
6.2 in

Details

Blade Material
Steel
Color Family
Aluminum
Cuts Through
Ceramic,Glass,Porcelain
Flooring Product Type
Tile Tool
Flooring Tool Features
Adjustable blade,Adjustable handle,Replacement blade
Material
Aluminum
Maximum tile cut size diagonal (in.)
18
Maximum tile cut size rip (in.)
26
Product Weight (lb.)
10.6 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Tile Tool Type
Manual Tile Cutters

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
5 YEARS

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Length (in.)
33.9 in
Product Width (in.)
6.2 in

Details

Blade Material
Steel
Color Family
Aluminum
Cuts Through
Ceramic,Glass,Porcelain
Flooring Product Type
Tile Tool
Flooring Tool Features
Adjustable blade,Adjustable handle,Replacement blade
Material
Aluminum
Maximum tile cut size diagonal (in.)
18
Maximum tile cut size rip (in.)
26
Product Weight (lb.)
10.6 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Tile Tool Type
Manual Tile Cutters

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
5 YEARS

Questions & Answers

How do I know how far to insert scoring wheel? This really should include basic instructions! Onl...

How do I know how far to insert scoring wheel? This really should include basic instructions! Online description says "Interchangeable scoring wheels from 1/4 in. to 3/8 in."--what does this mean? I have 3/8" thick tiles, does that mean that I need to buy a 3/8" scoring wheel?
Asked by: sn
It is totally up to you how far you insert the scoring wheel. I usually place a piece of scrap tile or glass under the wheel and set the handle at about 20 to 30 degrees above horizontal, then tighten the handle on the scoring wheel shaft. The angle you choose is just whatever you're comfortable with so you put the right amount of weight on the scoring wheel for a clean break. The diameter of the scoring wheel should sort of correspond to the thickness of the tile, but it's not an absolute one to one match. You can score a 3/8" tile with a 1/4" diameter wheel if the tile is smooth, but you might want a larger wheel if the tile is rougher surfaced like simulated wood tiles. For cutting single strength glass, I use the smallest diameter scoring wheel.
Answered by: TulieWill
Date published: 2019-01-09
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Customer Reviews

26 in. Star Max Tile Cutter is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I purchased this product to cut 12 x 24 porcelain... I purchased this product to cut 12 x 24 porcelain tile. After several passes with the cutter head the pressure required to break the cut caused the guide rods to flex and breakage seemed to be accurate about 90% on 24" pieces. 12" cuts were almost always accurate. Small pieces either way were not.
Date published: 2019-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2019-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2019-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good tile cutter for both professionals and the not so professional. The tile cutter is light w... A good tile cutter for both professionals and the not so professional. The tile cutter is light weight and takes up very little room. The cutter makes it easy with guides to place your tile for a 45 degree diagonal cuts or straight cuts. You can easily cut large format pieces of glass and ceramic and for added stability it has fold out arms for added support but I prefer the metal fold out arms on the more expensive cutters. You can cut porcelain tiles but it can be difficult and porcelain tiles are hard on the blades so you will want to have plenty of extra on hand.
Date published: 2019-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2019-01-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Over all this 26 in. Star Max Tile Cutter by Rubi is a nice tile cutter. The only reason I gave ... Over all this 26 in. Star Max Tile Cutter by Rubi is a nice tile cutter. The only reason I gave it 3-stars is because it does not come with any instructions! It's not that hard to figure out how it goes together, however, instructions would have been nice. Also some user tips would have been a huge plus. This Star Max cutter is very light and is very good for cutting glass, ceramic and porcelain tiles. The cutter will cut tiles up to 1/2" thick. It also has a stop so you can make a precise 45 degree cut. The cutter is made of aluminum and only weights about 10 1/2 pounds. It folds up to a compact size of 6" x 34" which makes for easy transport and storage. The max tile size you can cut on a diagonal is 18" and the max tile size you can rip is 26".
Date published: 2018-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This 26 inch Rubi Star Tile Cutter is constructed using a combination of durable plastic and meta... This 26 inch Rubi Star Tile Cutter is constructed using a combination of durable plastic and metal parts appropriately chosen for the specific use in the device. The cutting bed has strips of heavy textured rubber foam along both sides of the breaking ridge which helps hold the tile in place while scoring and breaking. It has swing out plastic stabilizers to help stabilize both the machine and larger tiles. An adjustable plastic square guide that locks in place is useful for measuring and positioning tiles. It is particularly useful for repeated cuts .The provided scoring wheel works well and the breaker arch works effectively. The tool can make straight cuts up to 26 inches long, cut 18 inch square tiles at 45 degrees and tile up to ½ inch thick. The machine comes with no instructions or user tips but is not real hard to figure out. I made clean smooth cuts from first use. It is a lot faster and less messy than a wet saw. It will not completely replace the saw for intricate cuts but for straight cuts it works great.
Date published: 2018-12-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I read the reviews but decided to try this tile cutter anyway. I am really glad I have it. Firs... I read the reviews but decided to try this tile cutter anyway. I am really glad I have it. First of all if you look at the photos they show you exactly how the cutting where should be placed and how to use the cutter. The 45 square is great for diagonal cuts. I found this cutter excellent for ceramic tile and acceptable for porcelain tile. If anyone has cut porcelain tile before you know it can be difficult to cut. In my opinion this cutter is acceptable but not perfect for porcelain tile. One comment is the base does a fantastic job of supporting the tile.
Date published: 2018-12-25
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