This Tile Nipper is specially designed to be used with thicker glass and tiles. Use it to nip tiles into halves, quarters, and diagonals. Its cutting blades are made of the highest quality tungsten-carbide steel, and the body is dropped forged for maximum hardness, ensuring a strong, durable, and long-lasting tool. When the nippers are squeezed closed, they stop with a 1/16" (3 mm) gap at the blade so the glass tile will crack cleanly and not shatter. As always, use caution and wear safety glasses or goggles and gloves when nipping glass or tile.