manual tile cutter picAugust 13, 2014

How to Use a Manual Tile Cutter – Written Instructions.  These written instructions go along with the video  “How to Use a Manual Tile Cutter – Beginner’s Guide”.  A manual cutter tile is ideal for making straight cuts on ceramic tile, however, it cannot be used for stone or for making tiny cuts or combination cuts.  

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Mark your tile in the place where you would like to make the cut
  2. Place the tile on the cutter, up against the fence
  3. Line up the mark on your tile with the cutting wheel
  4. Score the Tile:  Slide the manual tile cutter forward (toward the fence) applying slight pressure on the handle, to score the tile
  5. Snap the Tile:  Pull the handle of the cutter back just slightly, so that the cross-toggle is closer to the center of the tile.  Grasping on to the handle, push down firmly, until you feel and hear the tile snap.
  6. You should have a nice, clean cut.  However, if you don’t, you can smooth it out with a tile stone, a.k.a. “tile rubbing stone”.

And that is all it takes to use a manual tile cutter to cut tiles!

By See Jane Drill, Copyright 2014, All Rights Reserved