Date: 5/28/2008 1:24 pm EDT
It is worth noting that not all of the manual tile cutters will in fact work with porcelain tile. Doesn't seem to matter the quality or cost of the manual cutter, some work some don't.
The unfortunate problem if one of those cutters doesn't work is that one has sacrificed a whole tile to find out it can't be done with that particular cutter. You don't have to ruin many tiles to realize your best bet would have been to use a wet tile saw and spend the short amount of extra time it takes to do so.
With the cost of Avaire tile even tho it reflects a savings overall you don't want to be buying tiles just to throw them away when they break because an unsuitable means of cutting was attempted.