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What is the best knife or cutting tool for vinyl tiles?
Posted by: kap
Date: July 29, 2009 04:27AM
Also, is the a steel straight edge good for measuring and cutting these tiles as well? TiA



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Re: What is the best knife or cutting tool for vinyl tiles?
Posted by: Bernie
Date: July 29, 2009 05:16AM
Been a long time but yes to a steel square. A dry erase felt tip marker is great as it comes off with water.

Getting the tile warm and soft makes cutting go better. A hair dryer will do in a pinch. If the tile is thin enough a good heavy pair of scissors will do the job on a soft tile. Once it is cool only a sharp utility knife will answer the call.

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Re: What is the best knife or cutting tool for vinyl tiles?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: July 29, 2009 05:51AM
Plain old utility knife and lots of blades is what you need along with any long metal ruler or square.



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Re: What is the best knife or cutting tool for vinyl tiles?
Posted by: JoeM
Date: July 29, 2009 08:27AM
I always used these:





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Re: What is the best knife or cutting tool for vinyl tiles?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 29, 2009 08:36AM
. . .<shrugs>...a vinyl tile cutter. . .?



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Re: What is the best knife or cutting tool for vinyl tiles?
Posted by: lafinfil
Date: July 29, 2009 12:22PM
IF you use a knife then don't ry to cut in one pass - score it first and then proceed with additinal cuts.

I also use these - [www.northerntool.com]



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Re: What is the best knife or cutting tool for vinyl tiles?
Posted by: kap
Date: July 29, 2009 04:16PM
A former co-worker at Home Depot (I used to work there) suggested any utility knife would do it, and follow lafinfil's suggestion on scoring the vinyl sheet first before the final cut.



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Re: What is the best knife or cutting tool for vinyl tiles?
Posted by: JoeH
Date: July 29, 2009 09:32PM
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JoeM
I always used these:


That is what I have always used too. I found that the standard thin utility blades tended to wander more easily when cutting.



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