A simple and easy way to remove tiles is to use a pocketknife. It is an easy technique to master, and doesn't hurt you, break nails, bend boards, or take long. All you need is a pocket knife, or something with a thin blade.
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All you need to do is insert the blade at the base of the tile, and wiggle back and forth as shown. It takes less than a second to do each tile, no matter where it is.
you can even remove tiles that are surrunded by other pieces. Again, just insert the blade in the gap, and wiggle back and forth- this may take up to 10 seconds.
my mosaic- I didn't have enough tan tiles to finish.- do you like it?
you can also use this technique for any other piece
I prefer to use the brick separator...If you put the bottom end of it on the bottom of the tile and wiggle it under it works just as good. But unlike the knife, it can't get pieces that are surrounded. But then some people don't have the brick separator, so this is a good technique to use if you don't.
I do a similar thing, but with an old painting knife. It's thin enough that it can slide under tiles and plates, but much less sharp than a regular pocket knife. I've only scratched a couple of pieces in over 6 months of using this technique.
To everyone complaining that it might scratch the tiles or yourself, you could just use a screwdriver on your knife if it has one. It might scratch the pieces a little, but it would be less then when using a blade.
I like it, but I don't like to damage my pieces. You can remove tiles on much easier and safer way. Scroll down to the 11th picture of my old Monster4 review on Kockice. http://www.kockice.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=3409
You can also use tool you get with games and that new red thing that bandits use to robb the bank and other stuff. ;)
I think I will make tutorial for purists. =)
Quoting Sabby M.
It's funny because that exact same knife is sitting right in front of me. Good technique if you don't want to remove a bunch of tiles. I just think it might damage them a little bit. Maybe not.