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Unplug the water pump on your wet tile saw and go ahead and use it. If you are worried about damaging your wet blade (I wouldn't be) you can buy a dry cut diamond blade for your wet saw.
$65 at Harbor Freight or other import discounter. You are wasting your time with a scoring cutter. If you had a lot to do I would recommend a quality domestic saw, but for a one time job this saw will work so well you will kick yourself for not biting the bullet and buying one before you even started the job.
After wasting my money on tile nippers (they don't cut where they are supposed to any better that what you are having, IME) I went the dry diamond blade in an angle grinder route, and short of a wet saw I can't justify, would not do it otherwise. With dust mask and eye & hearing protection, of course; incredibly loud should not be something you ...
It sounds like you're being too aggressive. You want to snap the tile with gentle pressure, not a sharp rap. Score the tile, as you've done. Place the tile on another tile, as you've done. Place one hand flat, palm down on each side of the scored line (place them close-ish to the line). Apply gentle downward pressure to the tile, until it snaps. A tile ...
I think your problem is simply that you are using the wrong tool for the job. To get good cuts in tile use a tool designed to cut tile, not glass. They are similar but designed to do different jobs. If the right tool is unavailable you might try changing how you break the tile. I have a tile cutter like this: . The 'foot' is used to apply pressure and break ...
What's done is done. I'd grout and generally move on with life, and only revisit it if and when the tiles start popping on their own, which may never happen. You are NOT a professional tile installer who would be well advised to rip out and do it over for the sake of their reputation. So you don't need to act like one.
This greatly depends on the type tile you have. If it is a manmade tile such as porcelain, or ceramic, then you don't have to worry about sealing it. Most natural stone tiles, especially softer or water permeable stone such as marble, limestone/travertine, and slate should be sealed as well. This would ideally be done prior to grouting to prevent the stone ...
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