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  • For a professional or just someone who does a few jobs a year. This will pay for itself quickly. ...
  • December 28, 2018
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For a professional or just someone who does a few jobs a year. This will pay for itself quickly. I tried it on porcelain, ceramic and glass tiles with success. Trick is to make sure the wheel is set as the right height. Make sure the title cutter is sable. Do a trial cut on a broken piece first. To get the right feel for the type of title you are using. Do not rush the first cut. This is a professional cutter that provides a clean break on a proper score every time. 45 degree cuts are no problem. Small cuts are no problem. I used this on some very expensive imported title from Italy. It took a couple of attempts to get the proper score but it worked great. I was able to set up a jig to repeat cuts.I also tried it on some Mexican title to see if it would work for small repair jobs. I had no problem when I took my time.

Pros Durable, Easy to Clean, Good Size & Weight, Lots of Features, Sturdy, organize same cuts if you can to save time

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EVroom1

Florida
55 to 64, Male
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  • It's mostly for professionals, as for us DIY 's tried to score and break two tiles . They where ...
  • September 25, 2018

It's mostly for professionals, as for us DIY 's tried to score and break two tiles . They where both desasters. Had to return it after I had it for about 4 days. I heard since that other DIY's had the same experiences. If you had a booklet or video on how to do it right , then it would be awesome.

Jim

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  • This tile cutter is good for those DIY and Professionals. I read a review indicating how it destr...
  • December 22, 2018
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This tile cutter is good for those DIY and Professionals. I read a review indicating how it destroyed the tiles cut, but in one of pictures I included a cut tile that was previously cut to about 2" wide by 8" long and it cut the tile like butter. You have to install the cutter wheel so as to just touch the tile and the screw in handle tightens it in place. Then just push the handle gently over the tile and press handle down and does a perfect cut. This is not a cheap tool, but you pay for what you get in tools. There is not any information on use and care of product with the tile cutter. However you can go to YouTube and typing "rubi tile cutter" and lots of video's pop-up for you watch the tile cutter in operation.

Pros Durable, Easy to Clean, Easy to Install, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, High Quality, Looks Great, Lots of Features, Nice Design, Sturdy, Stylish, warranty 5 + 1 if you register it

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sn2935

Portage, IN
65 or over, Male
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  • As a DIY person one thing I have not tried is cutting and installing tile. Being that you have se...
  • April 21, 2019
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As a DIY person one thing I have not tried is cutting and installing tile. Being that you have several different types of tile it seems you want a product that is versatile, well built and easy to use. For me the RUBI 28" Speed-n tile cutter seemed to fit the bill for what I would ever need. This is actually a m# TX-700-N which will cut up to a 28" long or 20" on a diagonal. Check out the RUBI website for more good info. I also spent a lot of time on You-tube. The next thing was I practiced with old broken pieces that I had on hand from a previous job ( not done my me) and also by hitting a few new construction job sites. Everybody is different so you will have to learn the machine. Three things I learned, setting the cutting wheel, keeping the twin horizontal bars lubed and be definitive when you make your score, don't move the handle side to side or it will bind on the slides. I have only done a few small jobs, with ceramic tile, but I am ready to tackle doing a glass tile back splash in the kitchen. This tool is built heavy, you will be surprised when you pick it up even though it is mostly aluminum. I will probably try to get the plastic case designed for this model, if nothing else for storage and/or portability. This is a nice well designed tool you can learn to use whether a DIY or a pro.

Pros Durable, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, High Quality, Lots of Features Cons No Instructions
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BEAU4U

TAMPA,FL
55 to 64, Male
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  • The tile cutter is made out of cast aluminum and is heavier and more solid feeling than other til...
  • January 07, 2019
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The tile cutter is made out of cast aluminum and is heavier and more solid feeling than other tile cutters I've used in the past. It comes with 4 rubber feet that slide on to protect the surface in case you're working on a finished floor. The tile cutter can cut up to 28" straight cuts and 20" tiles cut at a 45 degree angle. It's easy to use. The cutter slides easily on the steel guides. The fold out wings help support larger tiles while keeping the footprint of the tile cutter small. There's a large rubber pad on top of the base to which supports the tile while scoring. The tile cutter cuts tiles very well and is easier to use than cheaper tile cutters I've used. It is also very durable and should last for a long time. The tile cutting wheel is easy to position to your desired location and easily replacable when it wears out. The stop mechanism on mine wasn't cast properly. The groove isn't wide enough in all areas for the screw. Because of this it's very difficult to slide the stop to the desired location without a lot of force. The screw post will eventually grind it down (see picture with gouges in guide) but that will take time. The ends of the tool that support the steel tubes is secured to the base with a screw that uses a very large hex bolt. On mine it looks like it might have moved during shipping and I don't have a hex key big enough to tighten it back down more. A more common screw head would have been nice. The measurements on the guide are geared towards millimeters. Just some minor changes in how the base and the guide were marked would have made it better for those of us dealing in inches. These issues are minor and the cutter is still very good. The guide will hopefully be replaced and doesn't seem like it's an issue on others. The markings seem inconvenient but in practice don't matter. Most people, myself included, don't rely on them too much. Measure and mark the tile and for repeat cuts use the stop based on the marks you made on the first tile.

Pros Durable, Easy to Use, High Quality, Sturdy

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Tom3

Northern NJ
45 to 54, Male
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  • After seeing a tile setter repair a broken porcelain tile and soap shelf with a Rubi manual cutte...
  • January 11, 2019
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After seeing a tile setter repair a broken porcelain tile and soap shelf with a Rubi manual cutter I gave this concrete side porch a face lift with Saltillo tile and it worked great. Can't say how long the cutter will last but they are not expensive and they scored the tile easily and gave me a nice straight edge for grouting. On small jobs I don't think you can beat a manual cutter and I have access to my Nephew's wet tile saw but it is a monster and this Rubi does the job with a lot less fuss and bother.

Pros Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design, Sturdy

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Ken

AZ
65 or over, Male
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By: Ken
  • This 28" manual tile cutter works great. These score and break tile cutters have been around a l...
  • April 05, 2019
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This 28" manual tile cutter works great. These score and break tile cutters have been around a long time and are used by professionals because they work good on bigger tile and are actually faster than powered wet saws. This cutter is built well and is versatile in that you can easily cut 45 angles. The cutter wheel is adjustable for perfect scoring and the base is wide and supports both sides when applying the breaking force to the middle raised rib. Works well.

Pros Easy to Use

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AJAY

West Virginia
55 to 64, Male
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By: AJAY
  • work very good
  • December 10, 2018
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I work on tile and this is realy good only if you want to cut a longers tile you need buy another biger for that price is good tile cutter 5 star i love it

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carlos

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  • This one of the best tile cutters ever. It is great that it can also cut glass and ceramic tiles...
  • January 07, 2019
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This one of the best tile cutters ever. It is great that it can also cut glass and ceramic tiles. it the most versatile cutter I have like this. I love the closed sliders and the aluminum tool holder and the aluminum pressure pad. I love the handle, great grip. Also, the 11/16 in.diameter, solid, chromed, ground and calibrated steel guides with anti corrosion treatment are a plus. Thank you.

Pros Durable, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, High Quality, Looks Great, Lots of Features, Nice Design, Sturdy
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mich2000

Dallas, TX
55 to 64, Female
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  • Excellent tile cutter.. I am not a pro, but have installed tile in 4 homes I owned.. I purchased ...
  • October 18, 2018
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Excellent tile cutter.. I am not a pro, but have installed tile in 4 homes I owned.. I purchased this for use with hard to cut and hard to break thick Porcelain 16" tiles.. It worked perfectly the first time, very impressive. I had to cut a few 1-1/2" wide strips off the 16" porcelain tiles, worked great without any issues. Nice quality product also

mallo

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By: mallo