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  1. Andrew Smith

    Andrew Smith Active Member

    West Yorkshire
    10E33DC6-FB1F-4228-B22B-AFF540934D3C.jpeg 59DF8A86-9EFE-46D9-BC66-2F91DA87E24F.jpeg 0C0384FF-4963-4260-8A7B-505BE02755F3.jpeg Hi all, relatively new to tiling but I’m giving it a good go!
    I’m having major probs with my (new ish) rubi 66 max
    Every time I cut a tile down it’s length the left hand cut smashes a corner off - doesn’t matter what the thickness of ceramic tile?
    Isn’t to bad when cutting along the width but it’s a heart in mouth thing every cut !!
    Please see pics
    Am I doing something wrong or is this a common fault
    Thanks - Andy
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  2. Adey1980

    Adey1980 Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Are you making sure your scoring all the way to the end with equal pressure? Try changing the scoring wheel
  3. Andrew Smith

    Andrew Smith Active Member

    West Yorkshire
    i will try a new wheel thanks pal
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  4. Albert

    Albert Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Gateshead NE8, UK
    Try just squeezing the breaker, don't jerk it and after you score
    the tile move it back towards you slightly.
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  5. Andystiletiling

    Andystiletiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    The breakers are a crap design...good for nothing except metros imho, and yes ive got one and metros are the only time it see's the light of day
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  6. Chris N

    Chris N Active Member

    You might find the snapper is slightly bent...was on mine, so fitted an upgraded breaker from Tradetiler...been fine since.

    You have to be confident when smapping the tile. You need a good firm and smooth motion.
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  7. jimthetiler

    jimthetiler Active Member

    Make sure there is no debris on the tile bed.
  8. GAZ5518

    GAZ5518 Tiler Extraordinaire Professional Tiler

    Try turning tile around and snapping other end.. Also score and break over your knee...
    (Rubi user for a number of years now)!:eek:
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  9. Albert

    Albert Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Gateshead NE8, UK
    If you are still having problems the tiles you are cutting are just ceramic so you should be able to snap them with your fingers.
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  10. impish

    impish Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler

    Preston, Lancs
    I'll say nothing! ;)
  11. Andy Allen

    Andy Allen Metro specialist & forum entertainer! Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    I know exactly what to do.
    seen this problem many times.

    You need to pick up you cutter.
    Take it outside.
    Find the closest bin.
    And through it in.
    Go back inside.
    Go on tinternet.
    And purchase a Sigma.
    This should solve the problem.
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  12. Andrew Smith

    Andrew Smith Active Member

    West Yorkshire
    Cheers mate - and I hear what you’re saying but that cutter cost over £200 and came recommended- I’ve always thought it was the breaker so I’ll replace that
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