Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 141
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jond908 Wanted to like it
This was the most expensive bench top saw they sold. I bought it thinking I was getting a great saw. Everything about it was top notch. However, when I turned it on to cut, water shot all over me. I couldn't see the line I drew on the tile to make an accurate cut. And the saw quickly used all the water in the reservoir.
The saws I have used before all used a pump to wet the blade. Now I know why. I will never buy another saw that uses a simple water bath to wet the blade
July 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Truckinforever THIS SAW WORKS FINE
THIS IS MY SECOND SAW AS I SOLD MY FIRST ONE WHEN I FINISHED MY FIRST HOUSE. NOW I AM ON MY SECOND HOUSE AND I JUST FINISHED PUTTING 12 X 12 PORCELAIN TILE IN THE ENTRANCE TO HALLWAY. CAME OUT NICE. ONE REVIEW SAID THAT THE FENCE MOVED WHILE CUTTING TILE. THAT IS BECAUSE THE WHEN YOU INSTALL THE HANDLE TO THE FENCE YOU HAVE TO PUT THE WASHER ON THE KNOB SIDE NOT THE BOLT SIDE WHERE IT SLIDES INTO THE FENCE. I ATTATCHED A PIC TO SHOW THE CORRECT INSTALL ON THAT. EVERY SAW CHIPS TILE FROM TIME TO TIME AND YOU ALWAYS PUT THE CHIP SIDE UP AGAINST THE WALL WHERE THE BASEBOARD COVERS IT, SO I REALLY DONT KNOW WHAT THE PROBLEM IS. TILE ON
October 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DougB Works quite well
I bought this saw on Memorial Day even though HD didn't have it on sale. I used it this past weekend and loved it. I used the saw to cut plank porcelain tiles from Italy and it worked flawlessly. I agree that the guide is not perfectly true (parallel) to the blade and so whenever I tried using it the cut would go off the line. I found it very easy to do straight cuts free hand. People who complain of chipping probably are trying to force the blade which will chip porcelain for sure. I also flipped the tile around and did a small cut at the opposite end of the cut and then flipped it back around to make the long cut. 100% of the time the saw would break at that cut and the break was always on the scrap piece versus the piece I wanted to use. Concerning getting soaked: Not a single drop of water got on me. I placed the tile on a low level table on my deck and bent over at the waist to use it. Beforehand, I simply wore a towel around my waist and all water spray went onto the towel. I will also admit that the miter adapter didn't work so well and I had a tough time using it for 45 degree cuts. Again, freehand seemed to work best for me here.
Footnote: Less than 3 weeks after I purchased this tile, HD put the tile on sale for $28 less than what I paid. I called them and they promptly sent me a $28 gift card.
June 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Major step up from the bottom end,
Having used what looks like a plastic copy of this machine, I can only say that the solid aluminium construction of this machine is a revelation. I have been cutting firebricks for a special project, and I have made 1/16" parallel slices of 1.5" thick material with no real effort.
June 7, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Wpd219 This product is simple to use
This saw is easy to assemble and set up. I like having the option for a stand. The saw also has the great adjustable base to help you cut 45 and 22.5 degree angles. I wish it had a water hose hook up so you did not have to fill it up or worry about it.
July 25, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by AlaskaDIYer You get what you pay for
The tile saw has no pump, just a water reservoir that the blade spins through. Throws water everywhere, you need a rain slicker to operate the thing! Tile chips easily even when going slow. Even soft material like marble breaks before cut is finished. I should have spent an extra $100 to get a better quality product....
May 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kenny Tile saw
Love it. Great saw for great price would highly reccomend it.
May 10, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DIYer Stay Awat From this Saw
This saw is a train wreck to use. The bracket that holds the spray shield is thicker than the blade or exactly as thick and it is difficult if not impossible to get a even a six inch tile all the way through the blade. The guide moves when you try to clamp it into place. The guide is also slightly out of parallel with the blade and chipped the ends off tiles as they squeezed through. The tile "pusher" is too small to accurately guide a tile larger than 6x6 through the blade. Might as well take off the spray shield and guide and free hand everything through. I will be taking this back!
February 18, 2016