Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 9
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by John Awesome blade
I started out with one of those $50 7" tile saws, but I decided to go with a bigger saw for a bigger remodel. So, I bought the "2.5 Horsepower 10 In. Industrial Tile/Brick Saw" from Harbor Freight, which was supposedly a great tile saw from all the glowing reviews. The problem was I also picked up Harbor Freight's tile blade. Their blade was terrible. It wouldn't cut. Instead the 2.5 horsepower pulled the tile underneath the saw, cracked it, and with sheer force the tile flew across the room, hit my dryer and brook the dryer's handle. I could have killed someone! It happened over and over again.
Being rather disappointed in my new tile saw that I spent hundreds on, I thought it was worth it to see if the blade was the problem. I picked this blade over the Dewalt considering all the reviews on Amazon, and I'm glad I did. This blade was night and day. It cut 18" Porcelain tile like butter. The edges were perfect with no chipping anywhere -- not even once out of over 100 cuts (each cut varying from 5 to 24 inches).
I'm remodeling three bathrooms from floor to ceiling with porcelain tiles, and after 2 bathrooms the blade has begun to dull. The cutting speed is a bit slower now, so I'm going to pick up another Black Widow blade for the last bathroom. I had no idea that cutting tile could be so easy.
August 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KabinKruser Best saw blade for ceramic tiles
Purchased this blade to cut 24 " ceramic tiles with my wet saw. The cuts produced less chips than my previous Dewalt blade. The blade sharpness also seemed to last longer.
June 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ClaireS Needed to cut some pathway bricks!
The cut was perfect! I only had to go one pass to get a nice clean cut on the red bricks that are lining the flowerbed path. We were able to cut 20 bricks and the blade was still not dull!
June 2, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AverageDude Smoooooth cuts!!
Nothing makes a job go "smoother" than a nice new blade. This one works GREAT!! You can tell when it is time for a new blade when you start to see small chips on the surface as you are cutting your tile. If you are seeing BIG chips then you should have already replaced your blade. Be sure you are using the correct blade for the material you will be cutting. This blade is designed for porcelain, marble, granite and ceramic tile. If you will be cutting pavers, you will want a blade designed specifically for pavers. Also, make sure you get the correct diameter blade for your saw.
Changing your blade should be simple.
1 Unplug your saw
2 remove the safety shield
3 remove the large nut and washers holding the blade in place (be sure to check the direction of the threads. This may have left-handed threads)
4 Install the new blade making sure you have it on the proper way so the rotation is correct (if necessary)
5 re-install the nut and washers
6 re-install the safety shield
7 plug in your saw
May 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gheadsr Impressive
Cutting ceramic tile for my countertops was a breeze. I own a tile cutter, but this blade runs circles around it.
This QEP Black Widow Diamond Blade did not wobble or chip my tile as I laid it out for cutting. I am not sure how it was designed, but I found it to be the answer for my saw. Most DIYers use a 10 inch blade vs a 12 inch, so it meets our needs. After reading about the blade I thought I would give it a try. So glad I did. Home Depot struck a winner with this one.:
April 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jayhawkfan Great wet saw blade
I have been working with tile for over 30 years and this is one of the best blades I have found. I have 7 inch and 10 inch wet saws and both have this blade installed. They cut smooth, clean, and have a thin kerf. This blade works on all types of tile and natural stone.
December 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BobR Great Blade
Bought this blade based on the customer reviews and feedback. Cuts great as advertised, did not chip. Lines were smooth and accurate.
December 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mikkel1955 Not for dry cutting.
I have to admit I goofed getting this blade. I had wanted to use it with a radial arm saw. I ended up buying a wet tile saw in order to use it properly. With the proper saw, it works great. It is just a bit harder to cut some of the shapes I need with a standard tile saw.
January 25, 2015