Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 163
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by nathanclubb great saw outperforms dewalt
Love this saw i have used it on about 70 jobs within 9 months cuts straighter and cleaner then any dewalt or anything else I've tried in my 8 years of doing tile
No issues tell I put it up for a month now the motor doesnt always engage when i flip the switch... And im very good at cleaning it after every use
June 1, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TomINOR Pretty OK so far - bad pump
This is a big improvement over my cheap table tile saw, however... The little submersible pump that came with the saw is not branded as 'RIDGID' [Jebao] and it failed immediately. I discovered that I have to remove the hose from the pump and remove the pump from the water, then the impeller will start to turn. I stick the pump back into the water and reconnect the hose and make my cut. I have to repeat this process on more than half of my cuts. RIDGID customer service tells me they will send me a new pump... in 7 - 10 days. There is no way for them to let me pick a new pump from my local HD store. Gee thanks.
Secondly, I'm trying to cut some 24 inch tiles and the moving table on this saw gets pretty wobbly at that range. Not a big deal, I have a good line marked on my tile and I hold it tightly at first until the table stabilizes.
July 7, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by jk Saw drops into sliding table when cutting 45 degrees
It is a great saw if it wasn't for the fact that the saw drops down into the sliding table when set at a 45 degree angle. The depth of cut is control by lifting the saw and securing it with a knob screw. This screw works loose during the cut because the saw vibrates. It is a bad design. It should have a depth of cut notch for 45 degree cuts so the saw and NEVER fall into the sliding table.
It ruined my expensive tile, dulled my blade and left a big notch/hole on my sliding table.
July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DonnyGardner79 Best wet saw
I prefer this one to the 10" one because the blade doesn't wobble as much. its very solid and sturdy and super light and portable. I've used full sized saws and I'd put this against them any day. it makes very clean cuts. it even cuts glass tile with very little chipping.
April 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Louis tile table saw
Easy set up,good price and excellent warranty and Home Depot has great customer service
July 19, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Avoidthis The top knob that holds the saw down will break the knuckle mount making it worthless
I tightened the top knob and it broke the knuckle mount. The lifetime warranty is very complex and rigid (no pun intended) It's nearly impossible to get it fixed without paying for the part. Be aware and avoid Ridgid if you want it to last and be supported. Don't be fooled by their "Lifetime Warranty"
February 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TJ Rigid 7" tile saw
Was a great price
We only had a kitchen to do to start.
But renting a saw at $50 per day with doing the project on my day off was going to be a better idea to buy a moderately priced saw.
With rigids guarantee its was by far the best deal.
So far it's worked great.
We are cutting ceramic tile with no problems at all.
June 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TheHandyman Borrowed one. Bought one.
I got by with one of the smaller 'portable' units for years. I liked the idea I could pick it up, put it in my truck and go. No set up time. It had it's limitations but lasted many years and many jobs. When that one died I reluctanltly borrowed a neighbors identical to this one. I say reluctant because I thought it would require a lot of set up and tear down. Not so.
As I did more tile jobs they become increasing difficult and I needed a better saw. The sliding table was a major improvement. As was the ability to plunge cut, bevel cuts, with a twist of a hand nut. And the trend towards larger tile and wood grain tile that is 6 inches wide and 24 plus inches long, requires a slding table saw for accurate long straight cuts.
And this one does have a Laser. Not sure if the one I borrowed did. And this one seems to roll much smoother than his. He swears he paid $400 for his a few years ago. And I have seen them elsewhere for that much. But it was the same saw, with some obvious improvements. Thanks RIGID for listening and improving.
The biggest flaw with this saw and the larger RIGID saws (had the pleasure to use one of those too) is the backslash. I am talking puddles of water on the floor backsplash out the back and over the sides of the saw. You can cut tile larger than 24 inches but the water runs off the edge of the tile onto the floor., missing the reservoir. Just an excessive amount ot spray and water on the floor. One of the other models ( 10 hp ) has an extended plastic add on splash guard to direct the back spray back in the reservoir. I heard it didn't work so well either.
Cutting 24 inch tile does require cutting from one side until the tile hits the arm. Turning the tile around, lining it up and then cutting from the oppostie side. Again, this saw was accurate enough to match up the cutting line. With the laser, I wouldn't give it a second thought whether this can handle bigger tile or buying a biger saw.
The hand nuts tend to loosen. Maybe I am reluctant to crank on them due to the other reveiws who say they break easily. All I know is the saw will loosen and raise after repeated cuts to the point it no longer is cutting all the way through the tile. After it raises just a little it tends to crack tile at the end of the cut instead of finishing the cut. Once you are aware of it you can check it periodically.
As this saw gets dull, it Rips! It will try to chew through the tile like a chain saw and hope your fingers aren't in the way. further down the tile guiding it. A little scary thie first time. It also does this when the saw starts to loosen and creep upwards.
The table movement isn't perfect. There can be a bit of or play. Someone said an 1/8 an inch in some cases. I found it to make very staright cuts even on 6 by 24 inch tile. Once the blade gets dull, it can cut off track. A 7 inch will have to be changed more often than a 10 or even 8 inch. Especially depending on the tile thickness and hardness. This saw will let you know when it needs a new one.
Yes the pump needs to be 'primed' when dry. it's a simple matter of removing the hose, starting the pump till it pumps water and then reconnect the hose. I have left the saw set up overnight and did not have to be re-prime. I have drained all the water but didn't drain the tube or pump and added water the next day and it did not need priming. No biggy.
So...I bought one! After using one I decided it was very portable, accuruate, versitile and adabtable to many situations. Once I used one I couldn't go back to using one of the table top models. Just the right size to do the job and still be 'portable'.
July 17, 2016