The 5/8" Tungsten-carbide tipped blade: perfect for accurately shaping small scale glass mosaic tile.
Nippers are the most important tool for creating any mosaic piece.
All of ours, from our value-priced Basic nipper to our Professional nipper and our precision nipper, are constructed of the highest quality tungsten-carbide steel. They are specifically designed to be used with our 3/16" thick vitreous glass tile enabling the glass tile to crack cleanly and not shatter. The red rubber handles help make these tools comfortable to hold, even for people with smaller hands. Another great option is our wheel nipper. They are preferred by many mosaic artists because as they get dull, all you have to do is rotate the wheels slightly, and you have a fresh sharp cutting surface. Always use safety glasses when working with mosaic tile nippers.
If you are finding that you are having difficulty nipping tile with offset nippers (such as our Basic Nipper) try this technique: place the nipper blades at a right angle to the edge of the tile, but they should overlap the tile no more than 1/3" (8mm). If your nipper covers more than 1/3" of the tile, you will need to squeeze harder and your tile will break unevenly. Give the nippers a gentle, constant squeeze at the end of the handles and watch the tile crack!
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