Ishii Tile Cutter - Big Clinker

Ishii Tile Cutter - Big Clinker
Starting at $145.00
From $145.00 to $295.00

Product Description

These Ishii Tile Cutters come with with spring loaded base and their low curved handle design gives excellent leverage (8:1 ratio). This results in deep scores with minimal effort, for clean consistent cuts. Modified sliding bearing block and the hard-heated rails and overall sturdy construction are the reasons these cutters have become the industry standard. They last, are easy to use, and produce clean smooth cuts all on hard porcelain tile.

The Ishii Big Clinker Tile Cutters can cut up to 3/4" thick. Sheet mounted mosaic tiles are easily cut with the Ishii tile cutter by scoring all tiles, raising the wheel position and then individually breaking each tile. Each cutter also comes with two 12" side arm extensions to help support larger tiles. Large 3-1/2" breaker foot with spring loaded cutting table for easy snapping. Adjustable scoring wheel device to raise or lower the titanium coated rotary bearing wheel, for thick, thin and mosaic tiles. The wide, die cast aluminum alloy base has heavy duty rubber pads for cutting stability. These Ishii cutters come with the 7/8" Ishii scoring wheel thin ball-bearing titanium coated wheel.

Ishii has recently updated the 25-1/2" Big Clinker (JW-650ST) and the 28-3/4" Big Clinker (JW-720ST) The new models are (JW-650STWAM) and (JW-720STWAM)

In the part number of each ishii Big Clinker the ending letters stand for these options:

S - Spring Base board
T - Heat Treated Rail Bars
W - Wider Sliding Block (Bearing Block) w/Zoom up lens and Wider End Posts
A - 16" Extension Arm w/Magnet
M - Breaker Foot w/Magnet
The New models feature the last three upgrades: W.A.M. making them easier to use, more sturdy, and more durable.

Ishii Big Clinker quick specs:

Ishii Big Clinker JW-480S JW-580STA JW-650STWAM JP-700STWAX JW-720STWAM
Max Rip Cut 19" 22-3/4" 25-1/2" 27 1/2" 28-1/4"
Max Diagonal Tile 13" 15" 18" 19-1/2" 20"
Type of Steel Rail Dual Dual Dual Dual Dual
Breaker Foot Width   3-1/2" 3-1/2" 4-3/4" 3-1/2" 4-3/4"
Width of Gauge 20" 20" 12" 12" 12"
Dimension 26 3/4" x 11 3/4" x 6"   29 3/4" x 11 3/4" x 6"   35" x 13 3/4" x 6"   38" x 13 3/4" x 6"   38" x 13 3/4" x 6"  
Net Weight 12.5 lb 14 lb 17.5 lb 24 lb 18 lb


The video below includes setup and use instructions for the Ishii Blue Big Clinker Tile Cutters:


Product Specifications

In the Box: Tile Cutter, Instructions online at
Manufacturer: Ishii
Size (L x W x H): 26 3/4" x 11 3/4" x 6" - 38" x 13 3/4" x 6"
Max Length of Cut (in.): 28 3/4"
Diagonally Cuts (in.): 20"
Net Weight (lbs.): 12.50 - 18.00

Product Questions & Answers

Q: Do the Ishii Cutters come with an extra cutting wheel?
No, but always a good idea to pick up a spare cutting wheel. We carry all the Ishii Cutting Wheels as well as the Ishii Tile Cutters.
Customer Support answered on June 6, 2017
Q: What is the difference between the Ishii JP line and the JW's?
The JP cutters have a wheel height adjustment on the handle. We carry the JP-700STA, which is the 27-1/2 .in version. They will be on the website by the beginning of next week. They are in stock now however.
MWI answered on September 7, 2017
Q: What is the manufacturer warranty?
Ishii stands behind their tile cutters and being a manual tool, not much to go wrong under normal use. We offer a 30 day over the counter return policy.
Customer Support answered on September 12, 2017
Q: Does this model, JW-480S, have ball bearings in the sliding block or just plain bushings?
Yes, all the Ishii cutters we carry have ball bearing sliding blocks.
MWI Customer Service answered on January 30, 2018

8 Customer Reviews

Awesome tile cutter!!
Master wholesale provides great service and the technology cutter is awesome!
Review by Eddie / (Posted on 10/18/2019)
Happy with this
I am an avid DIYer and have limited experience with tile cutting. I was able to make really nice straight cuts through porcelain mosaic tile after just a few tries to get used to it.

The tool was shipped to Texas with basically no padding at all. This concerned me but it survived the journey with the rails still straight. The 3 dollar float I bought was packed in a gallon of packing peanuts.... mystery.
Review by Jason / (Posted on 8/13/2018)
Have used this on hard porcelain tile. It is an excellent cutter. Master Wholesale had a competitive price and shipped out same day as order. Packaging could be's just in a thin box with packing peanuts sprinkled inside...but fortunately the cutter was not damaged in transport.
Review by Tom / (Posted on 8/7/2018)
Excellant Company
Great service and very timely shipping. Good price for a quality product.
Review by Cal / (Posted on 8/29/2017)
This works quite well
Shipping was fast. There are no instructions with the Ishii, I guess they figure only professionals buy it. Thankfully, the people at Masterwholesale have a video on the website for those of us who are NOT pros. The ishii works as advertised, even on porcelain tiles. The only caveat I have is to make sure you start the score at the very beginning of the tile so it scores all the way across the tile, if you miss a spot at the beginning your porcelain tile won't break cleanly. Providing you do that, the ishii works beautifully and quickly. Cutting small, thick floor tiles takes more pressure to break but the ishii is up to it and they will still break cleanly. It's way easier to carry than a wet saw, just don't expect to cut curved lines with it but for straight or angled cuts it works fine . It's a well made and designed tool.
Review by kay / (Posted on 2/1/2017)
Really nice im recomended
Review by El chiva / (Posted on 9/12/2016)
Great cutter, easy to use
Really nice cutter, especially for the price.
Review by Stephan / (Posted on 5/6/2016)
I love how straight it cuts
Review by Rick / (Posted on 2/8/2014)
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