Rated 3.7 out of 5Â by 142
Rated 5 out of 5Â by MikeH Shower Project - Can't be beat this saw for the price.
So I read the reviews, rolled the dice and was pleasantly surprised. Knowing my shower project was going to take more than one weekend, and due to the remoteness of my camp, I really didn't want to rent and worry about returning and re-renting... Though the fence is plastic, once it is properly setup - straight, square, consistent, repetitive cuts can be achieved. Keep the water reservoir filled and flushed out.
Even my 78 year old father, who initially talked a lot of smack about my "little plastic tile saw," after using it a day or two, jokingly expressed concern about someone breaking in to steal it. Of course i told him i would be happy to rent it to him at a reduced rate, should he need it.
June 29, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by DIYinHilo Extremely Low powered, NOT for large tiles or hard porcelain tiles...
Simply put, if you intend to cut tile larger than small wall tile, i.e. 6in or more, i recommend NOT getting this product, save your money and buy a stronger powered wet tile saw with more horsepower and RPMS. My pain is your gain...it took me 10 minutes just to cut 1 18 inch. tile diagonally because you HAVE to go painfully slow, milimeter by milimeter, otherwise the saw stops or is jammed...especially once your saw is 7 in. deep into the tile the real problems begin...jamming, back tile out, begin, jamming, back tile out, over and over again...don't say i never warned you! returned mine for a more powerful brand. Another thing, if you want sharp or fine edges, look elsewhere, i'm posting pics of the 1 tile I did cut really slowly and you can see how bad it still cut with the jagged edges remaining...JUNK! Up till now, I have never been compelled to ever write a review about a product...this one required me to.
March 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Darcy Great value for the price
The product was very easy to set up and use. There are a couple things to be mindful of as you use it, but once you figure them out, you are good to go and this "value model" will be a great purchase.
You only have 3/4 of a HP, so jobs go a bit slowly
It only does 45 degree cuts, which is good for most, but if you need more, choose another model
the blade it comes with is good - lasted through 700 pounds of true stone with many cuts
the arm extension is excellent for supporting long pieces (like stone)
The rubber footings were great for extra grip
The guide bar is flimsy on the track, be SURE to line up BOTH SIDES
The guard is OK - as with most guards the holder portion is slightly thicker than the cut you make - especially as the blad wears down, so it can be annoying as the job goes on.
It was kind of easy to clean
If using tiles, I prefer cutting face-down (reduces surface chipping), but where the bolts are saudered on have a "bump", so be careful of scratching (I later had to use enhancer to hide the scratches)
For $89 - great buy overall. I wish I got it on sale, but am still happy with the value.
January 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by ItsNotAnAirplaneWing Cuts great on 18 inch tiles- measure twice, take your time.
This is my first time cutting 18" Porcelain tile and after hours of searching for an affordable wet tile saw, I decided on this one because overall the reviews were pretty good and I needed a saw that would work for 18" tile. None of the other saws in this price range stated that they would cut 18" tiles. The arm extender works great on larger tiles and the table is pretty stable.
It does take time to set up the fence and you need to measure the blade to the fence, front and rear to get a straight cut. The blade that it comes with is good and so far I have cut 21 18 inch tiles and it's still cutting good. As for free hand cutting, if you bind the blade it will stop. This isn't the saw for perfect cuts but for my home 385 square ft project it is perfect. Almost all the cuts will be covered by 1/4 round moldings.
For the DIY this saw works great for the price.
October 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Bree Pretty good saw for the money!
Tiling my kitchen backsplash was my first home improvement project and I definitely couldn't have done it without this wet saw. I will say that the water spurted more than I liked and I thought that maybe a more expensive saw would have yielded less mess but at any rate, I got the job done AND I was able to set it up in the house. I just laid plastic down on the table and set the saw on top of it. I was able to cut glass AND stone with this saw although after day 1, i bent the blade (newbie mistake). Back to home depot I went to buy a new $27 blade. :( Overall, I was pleased with the product- it was fairly easy to assemble and very easy to operate even for a first time DIY'er
February 27, 2012