Which is best – electric or manual tile cutter?
I found a cheap electric tile cutter gave me a feather edge on the surface of the tiles, whereas my cheap bar cutter gave a good cut, but struggled with thick tiles and would bend, giving me a cut that was out of square.
The electric cutter was invaluable for cutting out funny shapes, more predictable than using nibblers to bite away at the tile.Posted 7 years agoditch_jockeyMember
Just wondering whether to buy myself a new tile cutter for doing the bathroom. tiles are big and thick, and my existing cheapie electric cutter from B&Q isn’t going to be up to the job.
Looking around at what’s available, I’m getting the impression that a lot of professional tilers tend to use these bar cutters, rather than the electric saws and wondered what the collective wisdom of STW had to say on the matter.Posted 7 years ago
Wallop, you’ve never seen a pro tiler working.
To so a decent job, with proper setting out, you will need both.
An angle grinder will do at a push, but its gar from ideal and won’t give you a good.
What so you mean by ‘bar cutter’?
There are two basic types, wet and dry. A dry cuttter is the manual type, with a scoring wheel and breaker.
Wet cutters come in two forms, most common and useful is the table variety, with a diamond blade that spins in a shallow water bath to cool and lubricate the blade and keep the dust down.
Any cutter intended for diy use wil not give you a decent finish, you world do far better to hire one.
My big dry cutter cost £330 and I’ve got a small one too. i’ve got three wet cutters got diffrent tasks worth about £500 in totalPosted 7 years ago
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