Rubi Star 40-N Plus Tile Cutter
Had to replace a tile cutter that I had due to it wearing on the runners. I do not do that much tiling but thought it would be worth spending the extra to go for a well known brand rather than a "shed" item that I haad purchased before. It cuts in a straight line, feels robust and the carry case is very welcome. Down sides, measuring bar still a bit flimsy and as said in another review, you have to make sure the handle is kept screwed in tightly.
13 Mar 2013
waste of time, get a saw
I've always used a wet wheel tile saw but wanted to try a manual type cutter. I thought it may prove quicker, less messy and more convenient where it may be awkward to set up a saw.
After several attempts using this I decided to return it. The cuts just weren't good enough for a decent finish and the last thing I want to do is spend ages filing edges or nibbling a tile to make a shape.
Seems to increase wastage quite a bit too and there's no way you can cut anything other than a straight line.
A tile saw is much better and you can pick one up for less than this.
The positives are that it has a handy carry case, seems fairly robust and looks to have a good build quality. Overall I would say save a few quid and buy a cheap tile saw, you'll be able to do anything with it.
8 Jun 2011
Rubi Star 40+N Plus Tile Cutte
Worth paying the extra over DIY Stores and cheaper models. Not a great fan of tiling, but this tool seemed to make the job more pleasurable. Not the strongest measuring bar, but seemed to suffice providing you were 'gentle' with your tile alignment. I like the removable cutter system, (have already bought the 10mm cutter for rougher tiles) although you do have to keep the handle done up tight.
25 Nov 2010
A Great Cutter for DIY
Recently tackled my first DIY floor tiling project. Fortunately(?), my old one was too small so a perfect excuse to get a new one!
After a bit of research, decided Rubi was the way to go and opted for this one. Looks like its built to last and works really well, much better than my old one. I've only cut 9mm ceramics so far and no problems.
The only potential downside is the measuring guide seems a bit flimsy, so might not suit professionals.
29 Aug 2010