Rated 4.1 out of 5Â by 87
Rated 5 out of 5Â by jethro Highly recommend
I read multiple reviews on this product and just like opinions everyone has one. I purchased this saw based on the quieter and more efficient belt driven 2HP motor compared to my older MK. I found the assembly process basic but lack of instructions in the owner manual was strange as a manufacturer stand point. I purchased the black widow blade in my order on experience of porcelain chip out. One major benefit this saw needs is a mobility factor, saw is cumbersome and needs casters for single use portability. That is my only complaint so far the saw has more than enough power with the correct size cord (remember voltage drop) to properly power through your expectations.
June 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Pedey Buy instead of rent at this price
The project was to install over 1400 patio pavers with many of them along a rounded border. This meant a lot of cutting of pavers. Our pavers were 2 1/2 inches thick and 11 1/2 inches long.
The saw had no problems cutting through them as long as you kept the water flowing to the blade. I did replace the blade with a "Segmented Daimond Blade" instead of using the factory blade.
The 2 HP motor was more than adequate, the set up was about 1/2 hour (2 cups of coffee in the garage in the morning), and the mobility of the saw made for a smooth project completion.
My wife cut a few pavers, and was impressed with the ease of use.
Buying instead of renting allowed for us to slow down and make all the cuts that we needed, without hurying to get the saw back in time.
We will use it on smaller "tile" type projects in the future.
I am very pleased with this purchase.
August 28, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by hndymn over all good saw
Easy to set up. Does a good job on 20 inch tiles .Squaring the table was a bit of a challenge. The water pump needs to be elevated if was water is drawn from a bucket. Makes good clean straight cuts. My buddy has a $1700.00 husqvarna that does no better job You'll not beat it for $300.00
December 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Ejh214 Works as advertised
Overall the saw is a great value, the motor never strains, the blade produces good clean cuts and the sliding tray is a nice feature. The downside is that the directions on assembly are pretty much worthless so be ready to figure it out like a puzzle! Also the included water pump died within the first 2 hours and of course HD doesn't stock a replacement - any water pump will do, but the tubing on this item doesn't fit most available water pumps so you will have to fashion an adaptor.
November 20, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Techsilver05 Smooth, Quiet, well designed, belt driven economy saw.
The QEP 24 in. dual speed tile saw model60020 is a step above many saws in this price range. The belt driven motor is almost silent and smooth running like industrial belt driven tools. It is cutting through thick marble tile with little effort. Ear protection is not mandatory like many direct drive or modified circular saw converted tile saws. Blade depth is adjustable and can be used for plunge cut for cutting out outlets, could use a spring to operate like chop saw. The slider is consistent and effective, actually has grease fitting to keep it moving smoothly. More tool than expected in this price range. Tray is nice and large, not easily removed but easily cleaned with large drain. Pump works well and is plugged into the side of saw and is powered by same switch to run saw. Stand is sturdy and well suited to hold saw but is not adjustable or mobile, need to be separated from unit for transport. My other tools are much more mobile, retract while staying one unit and equipped with large wheels. Overall a step above many tile saw in this price range and is big. The one comment that most reviews write is the blades that come with the saw is best left for cutting bricks and pavers. This is because the cutting edge is inconsistent, out of round and warped. Thus, blade breaks your delicate tiles upon finishing cuts. I highly recommend this saw for homeowner and recommend buying a better blade for tile work.
April 11, 2012