How To Choose The Right Tile Cutter For You26th September 2018

The world of Tile Cutters can be a confusing one. There’s a lot to choose from, and a lot of information to digest in order to know what’s the best choice for you.

Luckily, you’re in safe hands with Pro Tiler Tools. We’re experienced tradespeople who’ve built a company around providing people in the industry with the things they need. Whether you’re a one-time DIYer or a professional, we want to make sure you’re using the best tools available to you.

There are two distinct varieties of tile cutter that do the job in different ways. The tile cutter you’ll choose is dependant on the size of job you’re doing, the types of tiles you’re cutting and the shapes you’re going to need.

Why choose a Manual Tile Cutter?

A manual tile cutter works by scoring the tile and then applying force to snap it into the right size. It’s a great choice if:

  • You want a easily transportable, quick-to-setup option

  • You only need to do straight cuts

  • You are tiling a small space

  • You need to be precise

  • You like a quick cut with minimal effort

Why choose an Electric Tile Cutter

An electric tile cutter uses a powerful diamond-ridged disk to cut into the tile, often using water to cool the disk. You should choose this if:

  • You’re cutting heavy, delicate tiles such as porcelain, marble, or ceramic

  • You need to perform a range of cuts

  • You need small widths of tile without splintering

  • You need bevelled cuts

Most professional tilers will use a combination of both manual and electric tile cutters, alongside tools like Nippers, to get the perfect shapes for their job. For most at-home, DIY projects, a manual tile cutter will do the job well.

If you’re not sure what you need, or you’d like to ask us some questions, the Pro Tiler Tools Team are always at the end of the phone. We’ll be able to give some professional advice to help you make a decision that’s going to work for you.