Tile cutter review

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Score & snap Machines

  • Cheap models tend to produce a lot of breakage
  • Better ones costing north of £30 don't suffer much unwanted breakage
  • Rubi Star received mixed reviews
  • Montolit - good & durable


Hand held scorers

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Diamond table saws

Erbauer

Erbauer

  • Does the job no problem
  • Some water spray but not a lot, even with the guard up
  • Comes with a 45 degree cutting tile holder
  • On off switch is a bit fiddly
  • Comes with an RCD plug
  • Fence has to be adjusted and clamped at both ends separately
  • The ruler strips that help you line the fence up aren't accurately positioned
  • The ruler strips peel off, this is really not helpful.
  • The steel table top rusts readily
  • More than powerful enough


Plasplugs

  • clean accurate cuts
  • Plastic table doesn't rust
  • Have even been used to cut concrete slabs


QEP

  • Cuts cleanly
  • Plastic rip fence doesn't look orbust
  • Blade guard fouls cover of water bath, aqnd has to be removed each time to add water


Titan

Topps

Larger Diamond blade saws

"My Duhrer Teide Sliding table saw (snag at £60 and a day- trip from ebay) is very good, but not exactly a sensible buy new for anyone."


Manual saws

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On uk.d-i-y the orange plastic hacksaws sold as tile saws were strongly criticised. An abrafile blade for an ordinary hacksaw was successful.


Others

Good results have been had with a hand held grinder on thick marble tiles, using an expensive continuous rim Norton "hard material" blade against a straight edge. It left a good clean edge.



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