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Old 04-10-2010, 12:00 AM   #1
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I'm curious..
Is there a such thing that can break into even straight line with just pliers?
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Old 04-10-2010, 07:52 AM   #2
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Wouldn't it be great if those things actually worked???

All that is--is a bad glass cutter and a TO SMALL breaker. I've actually found two of those in the junk while cleaning out houses--tried them--wast of time.--Mike--

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I stopped using tile nippers completely. They just cost me more time when they break thing unevenly or incorrectly. I got a tile cutting bit for my Dremel instead. It'll give you a nice cut in those hard to cut places.
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Tile nippers/biters are basically a thing of the past. Oh sure you can still buy them but their usefulness has become diminished with the onset of so much porcelain tile. Porcelain tile is difficult to bite or break with any consistency using a plier tool. Years ago tile biters did everything but back then most tiles were of a softer more cooperative bisque. A tiny nibble didn't send a long range fracture all the way across a tile.

The tool shown in the link/picture is nothing more than yet another gimmick targeting the unknowing DIYer. I wouldn't waste my money on that thing.

It takes more than a $7 tool to cut most of today's tiles with any accuracy.
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Tile nippers/biters are basically a thing of the past. Oh sure you can still buy them but their usefulness has become diminished with the onset of so much porcelain tile. Porcelain tile is difficult to bite or break with any consistency using a plier tool. Years ago tile biters did everything but back then most tiles were of a softer more cooperative bisque. A tiny nibble didn't send a long range fracture all the way across a tile.

The tool shown in the link/picture is nothing more than yet another gimmick targeting the unknowing DIYer. I wouldn't waste my money on that thing.

It takes more than a $7 tool to cut most of today's tiles with any accuracy.
Bud, I laughed when I read this, because I have broken so many tiles with those darn nippers. And I remember just when I thought I was almost done, and I bit a little more than I should have, bang......the long range fracture happened.........

Hope you are keeping well Bud.
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Hi Yum!

I still use my biters from time to time but not very often. The "parot bill" biters are the most useful to me. I have replaced my biter needs with right angle grinders adorned with various blades for various uses. I keep three grinders working at all times to lesson the need of changing blades.

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