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Tile Cutter Recommendations?

Discussion in 'Tiling' started by jfallon, 14 Jun 2019.

  1. jfallon

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    Bought tiles for a small toilet floor. Thinking of doing it myself but need a tile cutter.

    Any recommendations? Should I go manual or electric?

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    What kind of tiles are you cutting? Marble, porcelain, ceramic? How big are the tiles?

    Howstraight do the cuts need to be? Personally I can use an angle grinder to cut 10mm porcelain tiles with about 1mm deviation over 600mm, but it is dusty. It is also very slow.

    A snap and score machine is the fastest way. A wet blade machine (as recommended by Motman)will be less dusty than an angle grinder, but again, slower than a snap and score.

    A good blade for an angle grinder will cost about £15. A cheap snap and score machine will be upwards of £15 but it will only work with small ceramic tiles and should probably be binned after the job.

    Wet blade machines are great for thicker tiles. You wont have dust but your t-shirt will be covered in the wet overspray as you push the tile through.
     
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    Looks good, might get one of the larger ones the next time I have a tiling job. I won't however be getting the 153cm version though (£550- ouch).

    Please let us know how you get on with it.
     
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