We’re here to help you do just that! We’ve found ten of the best vinyl flooring cutters on the market. And we’re going to take you through their pros and cons to help you make the perfect choice.
So step this way to find what you need to install your floor like a pro!
The best vinyl flooring cutters on the Market
1. MantisTol MC-330
This cutter from MantisTol is very reasonably priced. And it’s a versatile bit of kit.
As well as handling vinyl, it will cope with laminate, bamboo, solid wood, fiber cement siding and rubber cove base.
It consists of an aluminum frame with a blade made from 4mm thick tungsten steel. Also included in the package is a 600 grit honing stone so you can keep it sharp. And you can also buy replacement blades if necessary.
The handle measures 37.25 inches long. That means you’ll get plenty of leverage on the vinyl, without having to press down too hard.
The whole thing weighs 18.7 pounds, thanks to that lightweight but sturdy aluminum frame. The one part of the construction that’s not quite as robust is the plastic cutting platform. But for a home installation, it will do the job just fine.
Note that some self-assembly is required before the first use. But don’t be put off – it’s straightforward to do.
- Lightweight but sturdy
- 4mm thick tungsten steel blade for clean cuts
- Comes with sharpening stone, and replacement blades are available separately
- The cutting platform is made of plastic
- Some assembly is required.
2. Bullet Tools ES00-1113
If you’re looking for something heavier duty, check out the ES00-1113 from Bullet Tools. It’s well over twice the price of the least expensive cutters on our list. But the quality is impressive.
It’s suitable for use with vinyl, laminate and engineered hardwood flooring. The 13-inch steel blade can take as little as 1/16th of an inch off the end of a plank. And it will handle flooring up to 9/16th of an inch thick.
There’s also a built-in ruler and fence to help you make 90 degree and 45 degree cuts. And the blade is very strong. It will last ten times as long as ordinary saw blades.
The blade might, though, struggle if you’re cutting SPC rigid core vinyl. This type of flooring is better suited to the Magnum series cutter – more on that later.
And the screws that hold the handle in place are prone to coming loose after lots of use. Adding some threadlock will help to keep them tight.
The whole cutter is made in the USA and comes with a 1-year warranty for peace of mind.
- Precision cutting of as little as 1/16th-inch at a time
- Built-in ruler and fence for angled cuts
- Ultra-strong blade lasts ten times as long as ordinary saw blades
- Not quite tough enough to reliably cut through SPC rigid core vinyl
- Watch out for the handle screws coming loose over time.
3. Roberts 10-94
The blade is made of tungsten, so it’s very tough. And replacement blades are available if you ever wear it out. The frame is aluminum, so it’s strong but lightweight. But this is another model where the cutting table is plastic. It’s the least sturdy part of the construction.
The maximum cutting depth is 5/8ths of an inch. There’s a long handle to generate leverage, and a guide that locks securely in place to make 45-degree cuts.
Note that some assembly is required with this one. And attaching the heavy cutting head to the lighter weight base takes a bit of effort.
- Will cut through flooring up to 5/8th-inch thick
- Tough tungsten cutting blade, with replacements available separately
- Guide locks securely in place to allow 45-degree cuts
- The plastic cutting table isn’t quite as sturdy as we’d like
- Some assembly is required, and elements of it require a bit of effort.
4. Bullet Tools Magnum 526-RCT26
The Magnum 526-RCT26 is the second cutter from Bullet Tools to make our list. It’s also the most expensive on our list by a long way, costing twice as much as the next priciest model. So if you’re prepared to spend the big bucks, what will you get?
Well, the cutting blade here is twice as long, allowing straight cuts up to 26 inches. There’s also a fence, allowing 45-degree angles to be cut up to 18 inches wide. But you won’t be able to set different angles for your cut.
You’ll get a maximum cut thickness of a full inch. This is designed to be used with vinyl, carpet and rubber tiles. And it’s tough enough to cope with SPC rigid core vinyl flooring too.
It’s heavy, weighing in at 39 pounds. But it comes with casters to help move it around easily.
These are also part of the clever self-measuring wall gauge. The casters will keep the cutter parallel to the wall. That allows you to slide the tile through, then make your cut. The tile will be the perfect width to slot into place.
This is another cutter that requires some assembly before the first use.
- Maximum straight cut length of 26 inches
- Tough enough to cope with SPC rigid core vinyl and flooring up to an inch thick
- Self-measuring wall gauge helps you make accurate cuts fast
- Heavy, although the casters will help move it around
- Requires some assembly.
5. Roberts 10-918
The 10-918 is the second cutter from Roberts to make our list. It’s about the same price as the 10-94. But where the 10-94 will cut through laminate and engineered wood too, here the focus is firmly on vinyl.
It will handle luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) or vinyl composition ties (VCT), as well as cork. The blade is long enough to make straight cuts up to 18 inches, or 45-degree cuts up to 12 inches. And there’s a clear measuring gauge and miter guide to make it all very easy.
The maximum cutting thickness of 1/8th of an inch isn’t as impressive as some other models, though.
The blade is made of toughened steel and the whole unit weighs 27 pounds. Built-in casters and a slotted handle help you move it around easily. And rubber feet keep it steady when you cut.
We’ve heard of a number of cases where units have arrived damaged, so check the contents of the package on arrival.
- Makes straight cuts up to 18 inches long
- Clear measuring and miter guides
- Built-in casters and a slotted handle make it easy to move around
- Designed to cut through material no more than 1/8th-inch thick
- Check your package on delivery – we’ve heard of cases where the cutter has arrived damaged.
6. Marshalltown LWFS13
If you’re looking for a lightweight cutter that won’t break the bank, check out the LWFS13 from Marshalltown.
This one has a 13-inch cutting blade designed to slice cleanly through vinyl, laminate or engineered wood. It will handle flooring up to 15/32nd of an inch and with a Janka hardness of 1200.
It also has a moveable fence for 45-degree and 90-degree cuts. Note that if you’re cutting at a 45-degree angle, the maximum cut length will be 8 inches.
Metal-jacketed bearings keep the blade moving smoothly. And the whole thing weighs just 14 pounds, making it easy to move around.
One thing to note is that there’s no measuring gauge on the cutter. And assembly is required, which some customers have found challenging.
- Moveable fence for 45 and 90-degree cuts
- Metal-jacketed bearings keep the blade moving smoothly
- Weighs just 14 pounds, so it’s easy to move around
- This one doesn’t include a measuring gauge
- We’ve heard some reports of difficulties with assembly.
7. MantisTol LVT-331
The LVT-331 from MantisTol is another economically priced cutter. It can be used to cut luxury vinyl planks (LVP), luxury vinyl tiles (LVT), vinyl composition tiles (VCT) and PVC flooring. And it will handle WPC – wood plastic composite – too.
If you’re laying SPC vinyl, though, it won’t be the best choice. Although it can handle short cuts along the width, it won’t cut the plank lengthwise.
The blade is 13 inches long and is made of 2mm thick tungsten steel. It has a maximum cutting depth of 0.3 inches. It’s not the heaviest duty cutter out there, so it won’t suit professional installers. But for a DIY home installation of the right flooring, it will be just fine.
It offers the ability to make straight cuts, L-shaped cuts, and cuts at a 45-degree angle. And there’s a clear measuring gauge to help.
You can expect the blade to grow dull after covering about 5,000 square feet of flooring. But a 600 grit oilstone is included in the package, so you can sharpen it yourself.
One issue with this one is that the bar that lines up the plank isn’t as steady as we’d like. But that’s a small niggle for an effective cutter at a bargain price.
- Can make straight, diagonal or L-shaped cuts
- Clearly marked measuring gauge
- Includes a 600 grit oilstone to sharpen the blade when necessary
- Not suitable for SPC vinyl, or any material more than 0.3 inches thick
- The bar that lines up the plank isn’t completely steady.
8. Norske NMAP001 (Our Top Pick)
Norkse’s NMAP001 is one of the least expensive cutters on our list. But if you’re looking for an effective tool for DIY vinyl installation, it’s a great option.
The blade here is 13 inches long and it’s made of steel. It’s designed to stay sharp for between 4,000 and 5,000 cuts, and there’s a free honing stone included in the package.
It will handle vinyl up to 19/32nd of an inch thick. It will also work for laminate, fiber cement board and engineered wood flooring, as long as it’s no thicker than that. The table miter gauge is marked for angled cuts of 15, 30 and 45 degrees.
Some assembly is required before the first use, but it’s all fairly straightforward. And the fence isn’t as secure as some heavier duty models. But for the price, this is a great buy.
- Steel blade is designed to stay sharp for between 4,000 and 5,000 cuts
- Cuts through vinyl up to 19/32nd-inch thick
- Table miter gauge for angled cuts of 15, 30 and 45 degrees
- Some assembly required, although it’s fairly straightforward
- The fence isn’t completely secure.
9. Norske KORR KMAP001
If you’re looking for a smaller cutting blade, the KORR KMAP001 from Norske could be the answer. The blade here is just 9 inches long, and it’s a very economically priced machine.
It will still handle a good thickness of material. It will cut cleanly through vinyl, laminated, engineered wood or fiber cement board up to 19/32nd of an inch thick.
The blade is made of high quality steel, and the frame is aluminum. That makes it strong but lightweight, weighing in at just 12.5 pounds. And the long handle helps you get plenty of leverage as you cut.
There’s a table miter gauge for angled cuts. Angles of 15, 22.5, 30 and 45 degrees are marked.
Like the NMAP001, the blade here is designed to stay sharp for between 4,000 and 5,000 cuts. We have, though, heard of a few cases where it’s become blunt before that. There’s no honing stone included, so invest in one yourself to restore the sharpness of the cut.
- Compact and lightweight
- Will handle vinyl, laminate and engineered wood flooring up to 19/32nd-inch thick
- Table miter gauge for angled cuts, with markings for 15, 22.5, 30 and 45 degrees
- We’ve heard of some cases where the blade has dulled relatively quickly …
- … and there’s no honing stone included in the package.
10. EAB Tool 2100010
The 2100010 from EAB is another competitively priced cutter. It will cut through vinyl tiles, engineered laminate flooring up to 5/8th of an inch thick.
The blade will cut lengths of up to 13 inches. It can be resharpened when it gets dull, and a honing stone is included to do the job. If you need them, replacement blades can also be purchased separately.
A miter gauge allows for angled cuts of up to 45 degrees. And the cutter comes with several bonus items to help with installation – a tapping block, pull bar and wedge spacer.
The handle is nice and long. And it can be extended still further to create more leverage when you’re cutting through tougher materials.
This is another tool where some assembly is required before the first use. But the only real niggle here is the fence, which is a little smaller and flimsier than we’d like.
- Blade can be resharpened – a honing stone is included – and replacement blades are available too
- Miter gauge for angled cuts of up to 45 degrees
- Comes with a bonus installation kit of tapping block, wedge spacer and pull bar
- The fence is a bit small and flimsy
- You’ll need to do some assembly before the first use.
Ready to choose your vinyl flooring cutter?
That brings us to the end of our list of ten of the best vinyl flooring cutters out there! We hope it’s helped you narrow down your search.
Our top pick is the NMAP001 from Norske. It’s a well-built, effective cutter at an economical price. It won’t be quite sturdy enough for professional flooring installers. But for a home DIY installation, it has everything you need.
Whichever cutter you choose, it will dramatically reduce the time you spend installing your vinyl flooring. Buy one and you’ll wonder how you ever managed without it!