After getting used to hearing protection I can't run my dewalt tile saw without some kind of protection. It is so loud I can hardly take it.I snap cut as much as possible, partly because it's easier on my ears.
No go on stone as far I have seen. I used a wet saw for all my cuts when I tiled. My last tile sub used snapper. Tile edges were snapped then honed with stone and they were straight and clean.How are they on stone....limestone, marble, slate...etc?
Most of my work is natural stone and I wonder if snappers perform well.
50-60% on a shower?...I can't imagine how.
Set up and break down?
You still have to "cut" each tile. I still haven't bought one, but I have about 2,000 sq. of porcelain floor tile to do, so I may break down and get one. That is where I could see it being nice. I still can't imagine an exposed cut with a snapper......
Yeah. It's worth it to me just to not have to walk back and forth to a wet saw and the cleanup afterward... Even if time was equal. How someone can set ceramic on a regular basis and not own one is beyond me.Snap cutter will pay for itself on 2000 sqft easily. You'd be crazy not to get one.
Which cutter do you have Paul? I have a ISHI big clunker. 20 + years old. Maybe time for a new one.Yeah. It's worth it to me just to not have to walk back and forth to a wet saw and the cleanup afterward... Even if time was equal. How someone can set ceramic on a regular basis and not own one is beyond me.
true and triedI've used snap cutter on trav and marble. Repeated passes with cutter then instead of snapping with cutter arm, I hold the piece down slightly tipping it then strike the otherside with my forearm. Those aren't for exposed cuts. Against the wall cuts only. Btw, you'll break a few more tile that way.
Ishi Big Clinker, Sigma 2C3, QEP Brutus, Superior 6". Sigma and the Ishi are the only ones that really get used though. I've set many a floor with nothing but my Sigma and Makita 4" grinder....Which cutter do you have Paul? I have a ISHI big clunker. 20 + years old. Maybe time for a new one.
Showers are different animals. I haven't seen a modern shower that you don't need the saw for at some point. If you have to set it up at all, you might as well do it from the beginning and be done with it. Floors though are where snap cutters save a tremendous amount of time.in my opinion . if you are doing a wall where all the cuts wold be the same i would say a wet saw would work better (and a straight layout). you make the cuts one time .
If there is designs you and the walls need adjustments you might use a tile cutter(snaper)
A SIGMA would be a great tool to have .