Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 25
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by edZik Badly wobbles, chips tiles, wouldn't recommend
I am a home improvement contractor and significant portion of my work is a tile work. I had two of these blades during this year and both blades had exactly the same problems. However, I should say that the brand new blade makes a very good impression; no vibration, smooth and effortless cuts. Well, this beauty doesn't last long. My first RIDGID blade started to wobble and to cause excessive vibration after ~15% of the blade was used. The second blade started to wobble much faster! This blade has radial laser cuts that supposed to release the blade stress due to heat and excessive load. In my opinion, these cuts would be the reason why the blade performs so badly and why the blade will sooner or later starts wobbling and cause pretty bad vibration that results in the tile chipping and the blade deformation. In fact, my second RIDGID blade got bend! When I took it off from my tile/brick saw I was surprised to see that several segments of the blade were bend.
Another problem using this blade is when you are making straight or small precise cuts. The blade is not stiff enough to do precise miter or bevel cuts and as a result you spend much more time on it and it slows you down badly. So, if your work goes 2-3 times slower just because you use a poor quality tool, you are loosing your time and money. Additionally, you have to consider a lot of chipping, especially on ceramic tiles...
I should mention that we used this blade to cut bricks and natural stone for decoration purposes and the blade worked pretty well. It seems like when blade is deep inside of the cut line the wobbling and vibration issue is not as bad. Probably because the blade is supported by the brick/stone material from both sides.
OK, the long story short.... Would I recommend the blade for tile work? My answer is the clear NO. Despite the very good initial performance, this blade has no value as a tool unless your goal is to cut a dozen of tiles or less.
August 24, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DIYTiler Nice blade
Bought this nice blade to use on a Harbor Freight saw. It makes really nice cuts in porcelain tile and seems like it will outlast the work I need to do with it. I would buy it again.
August 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by stoneshowers glad not to let these reviews stop the purhase
Sliced threw 20 inch comet stone on a pearl vx10.2 with no problem. And as good as any pro blade with a jacked up price from the floor stores. Now only used for one day but I ripped some tile for 6 hours straight on a ten year old machine and didn't see any chips. Time will tell but so far will buy again
August 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BuyerBeware22 Used with 10" 2.5 HP/15-amp wet saw
Long-time renovator. Working with a low-end professional wet saw. After using this blade, it's difficult to understand the repeated bad reviews this product is getting. I have used this thing on 3/8" granite and PEI 5 porcelain tile. Cuts with minimal chipping and wobble, trims tile edges with minimal chipping, cuts into tile with minimum wobble, unlike what I've been reading here. The blade is fast and safe. I may have picked a winner by pure accident off the hook, but I don't think so.
I have said all kinds of negative things about products sold by Home Depot when I felt the negativity was due. This blade is a great buy.
May 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by YourHandyMan The wet saw blade was used on marble and as i hoped it left a wonderful clean cut with not chipping and made polishing the edge a easy job TY !
Ridgid is a good producer of products ! TY
Home Depot carries mostly quality products with few exceptions and Home Depot is setup for a contractor's needs. TY
September 20, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ContractorJ Bent blade
It cut great, but it was so bent it chiped my tile badly. I returned the blade for a full refund and bought another brand.
April 28, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Prostar190 Not Worth the Money buy Diamong King Blade works better - Major chipping
Not Worth the Money buy Diamong King Blade works better - Major chipping
Diamond King is cheaper and cuts much better.
April 28, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by diehardtiger Not bad
I was skeptical after reading the reviews but I ordered the blade anyway because it was cheaper than Dewalt. Blade worked pretty well for me. Will buy it again.
October 19, 2012