How To Cut Metal Tiles Evenly By Hand

Are you thinking of installing funky metal tiles as a backsplash to your modern single bathroom vanity? Worried about cutting them straight? Read on! Thin metal tiles can generally be cut with a straight edge and a razor knife like a box or utility knife. One way to ensure that it’s straight before you cut all the way through is to score the metal and then check your work. After that, you can bend it a few times and it will snap off in a straight, clean line. If the metal you are cutting is a little bit thicker, you may find a tool called aviation nips quite handy. These are basically like big scissors but will cut much straighter and cleaner than your basic tools. If you’re dealing with a super thick piece of metal, your best bet would be to invest in a plasma cutter. A plasma cutter is a like a big torch with air pressure behind it. These aren’t cheap, but if you do a lot of this type of cutting—worth the expense.

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Post by: Randy Ritzenthaler

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