tile cutter guide fence isn't square.

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  1. AcidWater

    AcidWater New Member

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    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.
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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  3. kingsotall

    kingsotall Plunger/TurdPuncher

    Expect nothing less, especially when the tool has workforce printed on it.
  4. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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