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Thread: tile cutter guide fence isn't square.

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    DIY Senior Member AcidWater's Avatar
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    Oct 2008

    Default tile cutter guide fence isn't square.

    I went to home creepo & got a Workforce 20" tile cutter. It scores & snaps great, but the built-in guide fence is not square to the blade. Its off by 1/8" on a 16" tile.

    Its hard enough just eyeballing where the cut will be, because the guide is not centered either.

    Is this what I should expect from a $30 tool nowadays?

    Also the ruler is metric...

    The guide fence is screwed directly into the base of the machine... I suppose I could widen the holes in the base & use longer bolts with washers, and snug it tight after adjusting it.

    What a PITA !!! Hardly worth it for a couple dozen cuts.

    Does anyone have a method of somehow setting a ruler down the line you want to cut & SEEING it? The guide rods & cutter handle are in the way; I can't easily see the edge of the blade at the same time as I hold a ruler to it.

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    Retired Defense Industry Engineer jadnashua's Avatar
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    Sep 2004
    New England


    A pro quality tool is a LOT more money...you get what you pay for...these people sell stuff that works http://constructioncomplete.com/Catalog/Tile-Cutters
    Jim DeBruycker
    Important note - I'm not a pro
    Retired Defense Industry Engineer; Schluter 2.5-day Workshop Completed 2013, 2014

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    Plunger/TurdPuncher kingsotall's Avatar
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    Flagstaff, AZ Sitting on an upside down 5 gallon bucket next to the GO 68HD


    Quote Originally Posted by AcidWater View Post
    Is this what I should expect from a $30 tool nowadays?
    Expect nothing less, especially when the tool has workforce printed on it.

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    Moderator & Master Plumber hj's Avatar
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    Cave Creek, Arizona

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    How many GOOD tools do you find that only cost $30.00 these days?


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