Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 19
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Sharp
It's a nice design for small jobs and easy to set up.
December 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AugustSpies55 4.5 in. Wet Cutting Tile Saw
I needed to tile a bath tub surround with black and white tiles, mosaic and trim.I have never tiled before and I knew it was going to be a tedious job and renting a saw would cost a fortune. For the price of renting for 2 days I bought this little marvel (with FREE shipping) and did my work slowly, at my pace and extremely well! I I splashes a little but that is why it is called a wet saw. I recommend this HIGHLY.
December 1, 2011
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Gary Decent basic saw
I had a small job doing a kitchen back splash with 3x6 subway tile. It came out quite well.
Arrived in good shape. The user manual was out of date, 2000 vs. the online version dated 2004. Careless but not all that critical anyway.
The saw cuts easily. Does not seem underpowered. The job came out well - see picture. I had some detailed cuts around outlets and molding. It does throw some water - especially when the reservoir is full.
The fence is junky. Sticky, difficult to set and align parallel to blade. I also found cross cuts, as opposed to rip cuts, difficult. The tool needs a sled of some sort like I use on my table saw. The blade guard is needed to control the water spray but it blocks my sight when trying to make a fine cut. Fairly noisy.
I've now used both under the table and over the piece saws and I prefer the over the piece models with a sliding table. You can see the blade. You can position the tile on the sled and precisely push through the blade.
BUT - those models will cost 2 or 3 times as much. That's the choice.
January 16, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Annie Makes basic cuts but safety is an issue
Easy to assemble and start using. But blade guard is useless; has to be removed to see exactly where the blade will cut, and screws attaching it to the base don't seat flush which stops the cut at about 4" unless the guard is taken off. Power switch placement should be farther to the right or left so it's easily reached regardless of where the guide is positioned. Be careful when setting the tile guide to be certain straight cuts are truly 90 degrees. Cord isn't long enough and should be removeable to facilitate cleaning the water reservoir. It's OK if you are very careful and making only simple cuts, but that's about it.
March 21, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Camera cheap saw
motor is noisy and the blade wobbles. What did I expect at this price.
July 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TimT Great saw, for tile
I purchased this saw to tile a bathroom and kitchen 12 years ago. After wards we sold that house and built a new house from scratch. Tiled the whole house (2700 Square feet). Then we did a few side projects for some freinds, then we decided to build a new house, and we bricked it ourselves, and used the tile saw to cut the brick, then we were putting in the showers and we were cutting the backer board. The blade came loose and I could not tighten it. It had rusted in a locked position. Nothing I could do could get it to tighten or losten. The saw itself still seems strong but the nut being frozen has rendered it useless, but we have more tile and brick to do..
Time for a new saw, but to this one I say, Thanks old Freind, you have been faithful. Just put some WD40 on that blade nut, because there is no way to unlock it and force it off if it gets stuck.
Great tool. Will buy a 7 inch next time because I need to cut more brick.
March 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pooch Great Product
Easy to use cutting 12x24 inch tiles and works excellent. Only wish the table was 12 inches wider to handle large tiles. Great product this is my second one, the first lasted 10 years and sold it when I moved to a rental.
February 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by moxiemoney Cuts great, low price, small footprint...PERFECT!
I bought this to cut some slate tile I was putting down. I only needed to make around 15 cuts or so, so I have not had a chance to put this through extensive use. But, so far, it cut the slate tile very easily, and I was able to make some nice curved corner tile cuts on this machine very easily. For $99 shipped to my house, I couldn't be happier. The motor is strong, it cuts fast, and is easy to setup/put away. The only small minor item is the guide that you adjust to slide the tile on is a bit hard to move since it is plastic on plastic rails, and the measuring system isn't all that intuitive. But, I just used a tape measure and since doing slate tile doesn't need to be perfect, it worked well for me.
May 15, 2012