Rubi Star 50N Plus Tile Cutter
I expected more
This is my first manual tile cutter so perhaps my expectations were too high after seeing people using them and being so impressed at how easy they are to use compared to electric ones.
My first mistake was thinking I would be able to trim a narrow edge off the tile, nope! If you want to cut a large section off a tile, great, but useless for removing smaller strips.
Once I got the hang of it and realised it's limitations, it was fairly easy to use and gave good-ish results. I was cutting 9.7mm thick tiles. What I didn't like though was that the action didn't seem very smooth. There are others available with ball bearings which glide along the rails, but not this one.
It's also awkward lining the tile up as your view is quite obscured by the rails and handle.
I returned the cutter and will be going for something else instead.
28 Jun 2015
Not worth the money
Although it managed to cut tiles, it felt cheaply made and as in other reviews the ruler is a waste of time. All in all it didn't reflect the cost in my opinion. Thanks to Screwfix returns policy, it went back the following day and was replaced with the Magnusson. A completely different product, the one I should have gone for in the first place.
23 May 2015
Compact and good quality
This is a very sturdy product that comes in a hard case. One of the plastic bits I didn't need did snap off when I accidentally stept on the cutter. Would by again though as it cuts perfectly well, even when taking off tiny strips off tiles.
9 May 2015
Handy piece of kit
If you're looking for an easy to transport tile cutter, this is the one for you. It comes in a nice plastic case with a handle which makes it easy to pack away without damaging anything around it. Has served me well so far.
8 May 2015