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Tiles often need to be cut to the precise size in order to fit a floor, wall or countertop. For instance, the tiles next to walls often have to be cut to fit correctly. The tools available to cut tiles, though, vary in effectiveness, power source and injury risk. Ceramic tile cutters are used by tile setters, tile contractors, tile layers, kitchen and bath remodelers, and other construction workers. It is important for all supervisors and general contractors to make sure that each worker is properly trained on how to use ceramic tile cutters and other tools that cut tile.
By definition, different tile cutters are used for different types of tiles and situations. Ceramic tile cutters are used to cut ceramic tiles that are medium or soft grade. Depending on the thickness of the tile, the location, the situation, and your needs, different types of tile cutters and tile saws will work. Most ceramic tile cutters use carbide or tungsten-steel wheels to cut with. Hand tile cutters use a metal wheel to score the tile and then snap the tile along that line by applying pressure on both sides along the score. Tiling snips or tiling nips are also effective at cutting or breaking off small pieces of tile. For deeper cuts or a larger quantity of cuts that need to be the same, twin beam and single beam score cutters can be used. It has a fence that is used to keep multiple cuts the same and all beam scoring cutters have very effective scoring wheels. For harder tiles, power tools can be used like a tile saw that utilizes a diamond blade for cutting and a stream of water to keep it cool.
Ceramic tile cutter injuries can be bloody. Some of the possible injuries from ceramic tile cutter or tile saw accidents include finger amputation, lacerations, scrapes, hand amputation, eye injuries, cuts from flying shards, and more. We hope that the injury that you have sustained while working with tile is being treated and we hope to help you be whole again.
We at the Law Offices of DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo in Orange County have helped people who have been hurt from ceramic tile cutter accidents since the late 1970s so we know how to protect your rights and win your case. Call us today at (888) 516-8530 to schedule a free initial consultation and case evaluation. We will go for the maximum possible compensation for your on-the-job injury or personal injury and you will not have to pay us until and unless we win your case. We will take care of the headache and stress of the trial so you can focus on healing.