"OK you get what you pay for so don't compare this to a proper one-size cobalt tipped cutter or whatever but for a quick cheaper hole cutter it works. Had to cut about 6 or 7 holes for my recent bathroom and works well but a bit ragged edge. You must use thin stream water to lubricate/cool as you cut and found better finish if you cut halfway then the rest from the other side if possible. Have cut as close as 10mm from tile edge with no problems.
Apart from that very happy with what I paid for it."
"OK this is not a perfect product (it's a little tricky to use, makes quite a noise and has no useful instructions).
However it does cut holes - in Ceramic tiles. I suspect thee people who had no luck were trying to cut porcelain tiles and they are so much harder. This cutter was never intended for porcelain tiles. Porcelain tile drills cost about £200 for a set and still only last a few holes each cutter size.
I have drilled 3 holes so far (30, 40 and 60mm). I used the old dodge of putting a couple of layers of masking tape on tile to help stop the drill moving off my mark. Drilled real slow (dry) until I had created a small hole in tile and then sprayed water from a hand sprayer whilst drilling the hole out. Smaller holes took about a minute and the 60mm 2 or 3 minutes"
"It did what it said it would do but really quite slowly and with quite a lot of effort. I was very glad I only needed to cut a few holes with it. It might of helped if I had a newer drill but as it was I flattened my old ni-cad battery every time I drilled a hole."
"This tile cutter is useless at cutting ceramic tiles. That sums it up in one sentence. If you read the instructions it says " Do not use on baked or stratified materials". Since any ceramic tile is baked, you can safely assume this is not the tool you want to use for cutting tiles. I tried it. The pilot drill is not a drill for a start. It is a tungsten point and will not cut into the tile. Then in use the screws holding the cutter and arm become loose and fall out. I made the mistake of only reading the positive reviews for this product. I don't know what those people were cutting but it could not have been ceramic tiles. Use diamond tipped cutters. They are cheap enough and will get the job done."
"I bought this item as it was adjustable to cut various sized holes. unfortunately, its a waste of time...and i still need to return to Screwfix for a refund.
Unpacked the part and read the instructions. tightened all parts once i decided on the cutting diameter needed. Then i spent the best part of an hour to drill one sodding hole!! Screws fall out and fly across the room, drill bit moves and i discover im cutting the tile with the metal holder....in the end i managed to waste 4 tiles at £20 a pop! I went and bought a single 25mm dia cutter and used that. 5 minutes job done
"This is a rubbish piece of kit - tried to cut holes in ceramic tiles, the bolts came loose so the bit slipped and scratched the tile. It doesn't cut small holes cos the bit holder has too large an external radius, so it chips the tile.
"Not sure for what tile type this contraption was designed to drill, but it just bounced off my wall tiles and exhausted by drill battery leaving a tiny pin hole in the surface behind. I ended up rushing off to the DIY shop to by a diamond core for roughly the same price! Maybe I can convert this thing into something that might amuse my daughter's hamster!"
"An absolute waste of time and money- I had one hole to cut in a 10mm ceramic tile- after over an hour of cutting at slow speed with constant lubrication the drill was barely a 3rd of the way through. Would certainly not recommend this product unless possibly for use with standard thickness tiles."
"Looks good, but does not work well. Blunts quickly even with adequate lubrication. Never had a tool that works so badly at the job it is designed for. Not suited to cut good quality larger diameter holes. Expensive compared to other vendors. If you need to do more than a few holes, get something else."
"Purchased this item to cut two 38mm holes in 8mm thick ciramic tiles. I am not sure this could cut through Tost! After 1/2 hour lots of cooling oil and nearly burning out my new drill (running at approx 400rpm as recomended) i had gone through 1mm and given up.
After all the hastle i purchased a 38mm dimond grid bit (same price) it went through the tiles in less than 1 minute per hole.
Please please dont buy this!
Screwfix if you read this, give on a go then take it of sale."