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Old 07-27-2011, 12:16 AM   #21
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Re: Snap Tile Cutters


FWIW Myself and others I know use the snap cutters and a 4" angle grinder (with diamond blade of course), for most tile jobs. A wetsaw for cuts that are going to be visible

However, the snap cutter does not work well with glazed ceramic, because of the chipping. This is super cheap tile anyways. But it seems to work well for porcelain. It is so much faster than cutting every cut on a wetsaw.

Many of your cuts will be hidden anyways. The time it saves to cut tiles is well worth it, in my humble opinion.

Also, the little biters are handy too.

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However, the snap cutter does not work well with glazed ceramic, because of the chipping.
What helps me make clean snaps with that stuff is to make your score very very light, so that you don't end up making a big chippy score. Some tile does just suck though, and almost everything I install is porcelain if it's snappable.
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ok here is a couple vids of a job i did this week a surround and 2 floors the customer wanted it sat on the diagonal all the cuts were with the sigma or a 4" grinder
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1Wu4j-8ha8
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Co, I had both push and pull snap cutters and I prefer the push. It is easier on the wrist.

My cutter is an Ishii. I've had it for about 20 years and it still cuts pretty good. I think the Sigma and Rubi cutter work better on thin cuts and diagonals. I've never had those cutters but worked with guys that did.

As far as saving time, anytime you can cut in the room you save lots and lots of time. And time is money. Your money. When I look at jobs, I always think of where I will cut. I add more if I have to walk down the stairs to the garage to make cuts. It's just common sense.

Learn to use a snap cutter and be more profitable in less time.
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Anyone have a specific model recommendation? Been looking at Rubi, less than $300. Want to be able to cut ceramic and porcelain up to 18" tiles straight or 12" diagonal.
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The 3 best readily available are all past the $300 budget.
1. http://www.toolsfortile.com/3LM-Sigm...-diagonal.html
2. http://tiletools.com/us/rtc-razor-push-tile-cutter/
3. http://www.contractorsdirect.com/Rub...tcol36=TX-700N
A good cutter gives the occasional user a much better experience. you can cut tile with these that frustrate most other cutters. It is like using a hightech golf driver compared to a cheap one, better sweet spot, easier to use. . .

This is the cheapest one that I would buy myself $357
http://www.toolsfortile.com/Sigma-Pu...-diagonal.html
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I'll vouch for number three on his list. I have put many sqft thru that cutter and have been extremely happy with it.
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I've got #3 also, very nice cutter.

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I love sigma cutters.
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#1 Sigma user here. Best cutter I've ever used. I have an older version of that exact model.
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I'll swear by most Kobalt and Husky hand tools as being professional quality, and many of the power tools made by Ridgid are very tough and high quality.
I only half agree with you there. I still have a set of Rigid power tools still going after 10 years. They arent quite as powerful as my 20v dewalts, but it is also decade old tech. Rigid is much more comparable to the dewalt/makita/milwaukee than it is to Ryobi.

but the hand tools. They are better than Craftsmen now, but it really isn't all that great compared to old SK's, MAC, or Snap on. Maybe Im comparing wrong, where Snap on is more like Feistool?

the only ones that are really worth it, has been the Gearwrench. Fine tooth gearing, great finish, its really good stuff. Even better than the made in USA stuff.
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My tomecanic was the best I had ever had overall...
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