Having problems getting just the right cuts on your tiles? Tile saws are great for making straight cuts or ever so slight angled cuts on many types of tiles. However, making smaller angled cuts that require precision in a smaller area are better made using Tile Nippers.
Trying to use a tile saw to make such cuts would result in excessive blade wear and would also eat up quite a bit of your tile material with trying to get just the right cut and necessary adjustments as a result of using a larger blade to make a smaller cut.
Tile Nippers are made in different models with special cutting surfaces designed for use with either ceramic tile, porcelain tile, or glass tile. Choose the tile nippers made for your material and you will find the results to be true and accurate. For smaller, angled or specialized cuts you will find tile nippers to be a far superior choice for making cuts than using a tile saw.
For materials found on the anchorbaytile website we recommend using tile nippers when making cuts to our Classic Hexagon Porcelain tiles. Because of the small size of the individual pieces as well as those smaller pieces being mesh mounted we do not recommend making cuts to our Hexagon tiles using a tile saw. Tile Nippers are the better choice and we note this to our customers on each of our Hexagon tile samples.
So for those of you confronted with the challenge of how to make smaller, more detailed cuts on ceramic, porcelain, or glass tiles go out and pick up a pair of tile nippers at your local tool supply store to make your tile project go a little bit smoother than it otherwise would if forced to try these cuts with a tile saw.