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M-D Building Products 49943 Compound Tile Nippers (PRO)

4.3 out of 5 stars 192 customer reviews
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  • Twice the power of conventional nippers
  • Makes irregular cuts on all tile or stone
  • TPR ergonomic comfort grips
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Product Description

Product Description

Tile nippers for irregular cuts on tile or stone. twice the power of conventional nippers. tpr ergonomic comfort grips.

From the Manufacturer

Compound Tile Nippers are designed with twice the power of conventional nippers. Makes irregular cuts on all types of tile and stone. Includes a long lasting 4mm tungsten tip and drop forged high strength steel brush finish.

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Technical Details

Part Number 49943
Item Weight 2.2 pounds
Product Dimensions 12 x 4.9 x 1.2 inches
Item model number 49943
Size EA
Color Black, Yellow
Item Package Quantity 1
Batteries Required? No
Warranty Description All M-D products are warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship. Our liability is limited to our sale price of any products proved to be defective or, at option, to the replacement of such products.

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ASIN B000FSAUX4
Customer Reviews
4.3 out of 5 stars 192 customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #4,599 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#5 in Home Improvement > Power & Hand Tools > Hand Tools > Nippers & Snips
#386 in Home Improvement > Contractor Supply
Shipping Weight 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More
Date First Available September 14, 2004

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By Katherine Chan TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 20, 2011
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I'm a woman with small hands, and I was nervous to use the Compound Tile Nippers initially, thinking that it would be too difficult for me to hold a tile in one hand while trying to nip it with this thing in my other hand. It was a great surprise to find that using this tile nipper was so easy! With little effort, I was able to nip the tiles into the shapes I wanted without exerting a lot of force. The cuts were clean, and this nipper was really easy to use. I'm beginning to think I need to find more projects that utilized tiles soon! Highly recommended.
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I purchased these nippers when starting on my third tile bathroom. Man, I wish I had found them sooner! They are sooooo much easier to use than the cheapie, non-compound ones I got at Lowes. These didn't hurt my hands and no blisters.

I have a wet saw, too, which I use for all the big, straight cuts. But for curved cuts or for cutting small tiles, a tile nipper is essential. There is a learning curve, and I suggest you purchase a couple of extra tiles to practice on if you haven't used nippers before. I have also found that scoring the tile where you want the cut first (with a scoring tool) gives me almost perfect results! As another reviewer mentioned, take small "nibbles" rather than trying to nip off a big chunk. Once you get the hang of it, these nippers let you work quickly and accurately without the hand fatigue.
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I tried these out on some scrap bathroom wall tile to get a feel for their chipping ability. I was impressed with the ease and accuracy of the snipping and was able to nip out a one inch half circle easily and without breaking the tile. They are also comfortable to hold and the construction is sturdy. Just remember to take really small bites and these nippers should serve you well.
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I actually returned these in favor of the ones from the box store that close all the way. Yes, there are tiles that are thin enough to need something like that and we happened to have chosen them for our backsplash. These closed right over the tile without making a dent in it. Definitely didn't work for us.
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I have kitchen backslash that I just put in and these helped me a lot. I had bought the tile that comes attached to netting and keeps it all together. I didn't want to make tedious cuts with a wet saw, so I decided to try these nippers out to cut each half of a tole sheet to make it even.

They worked with ease! They make a cut right into my nature stone tile right where I wanted them too and barley had to squeeze the handles. It cut right where I wanted them too and it made the job a lot easier.
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The compound action does appear to make this work better than usual. and the padded grips are a nice touch. You can't tell from the picture that the handles have a spring to automatically reopen them, but they do - and it works fine. Breaking tiles is not easy on the hands, manually reopening a nipper is a pain, and my hands aren't young, so I like all the features on this well-designed nipper. It's now one of my two favorite tile nippers. It will replace several other nippers that I already had. Better made than I expected for the price.
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My search for a heavy duty end nipper fround these.

The pros:
+ Good product reviews.
+ Low cost with free Amazon shipping.
+ Appears to be a well built, heavy duty tool.

The cons:
- The nipper jaws don't close all the way, leaving over an 1/8" gap when fully closed. This wasn't in the product discription. If this was noted in the product details, I would have passed on this tool. :(
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Guess what? These things nip tiles! And they don't fall apart! (The tool, that is. The tiles fall apart exactly as you'd expect.) If you've got tiles to nip, it's hard to go wrong with a pair of these.
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