Tile cutter review
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
Diamond table saws
- 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
- clean accurate cuts
- Plastic table doesn't rust
- Have even been used to cut concrete slabs
- 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
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."
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.
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.