Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 82
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BrightEyes One tile job done, wet tile saw worked great for 6 in x 24 in tiles!
The 8in wet tile saw by Rigid so far has worked very well. It was easy to assemble (about 35 min). I checked the blade and tray for squareness and it was right on!
Cross cutting the porcelain tiles was a breeze. But since the ends of the tiles were not perfect it was harder to line up for the 24in rip cuts. The laser sight did help once I made some test cuts to understand where the actual blade cut the material in relation to the laser. However, with these long tiles the beginning parts of the cuts were a little wobbly due to tray only being on with 1 set of wheels. Once more sets of wheels were engaged, the cuts were perfect.
Just wished I had a short length (3 or 4 foot) of hose to make it easier to drain !
March 15, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Motobeagle Good Buy
I have used for two major bathroom remodels for both walls and floors. First off with 13 inch tile and less for the noney you cant beat it. 24'inch tiles well it will do it but a bit of a reach for this. Take your time but it is tricky. now 13" or less this is the bomb. Perfect for cutting angles, plunge cuts for boxes and plumbing relives from purchasing abrasive hole saws. I screwed 2 tiles up over 1000 square feet and it was my fault. Bearings get loud quick but work fine. If you know to let the tool work it works well at a slow consistent rate at perpendicular cuts as well as angles. LET THE TOOL WORK. Plunge cuts and a tile nipper will save you tiles and aggravation. Dare I say maybe fun. I have been doing tile since scoring it and break.
March 22, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Spartan11 Good Saw
The saw cuts well however....when you cut a tile you have to cut very slow to keep the cut straight. You may even have to turn the tile clock-wise or counter clock-wise a hair to keep your cut straight. Once I slowed down my cuts and i would tweek the tile a hair one way or the other all of my cuts were perfect! Another complaint I read was the water supply line being kinked. Yes...mine was also kinked. I put my heat gun on it for a few minutes and the kink came right out. 8" blades are hard to find. I bought 3 at Home Depot when I bought the saw. There and on the internet are the only places I have found them.
January 21, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by mike NICE SAW; LOUSY REGISTRATION PROCESS!
The saw does a nominally good job of cutting 24" tile, just relieve the cantilever to avoid nicks.
The product registration process is terrible; the software drops the register code and you repeat, repeat, and repeat. Customer service representative is clueless, and the store staff cannot intervene. Superintendents spend more time trying to register the tool on a prevailing wage project than the tool costs. [Rant OFF]
February 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GC Rigid Tile Saw
Our installers love this saw. Will be purchasing another one soon.
February 10, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Datek Useless
This is my second wet saw
I going to return because it splashes water everywhere, cuts uneven
Dewalt wet saw is the best- doesnt splash water and make perfect cuts
Do not waste your time and money
February 23, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Ty Blade size problem
I must say I really like this saw. Till I had to start changing saw blades. I needed to get an 8in. continuous diamond blade for porcelain and good luck. I couldn't find an 8in at the HD, and the 7 in blade I did get was awful and kept chipping my tile. I ended up buying another 7in blade from Lowes same day and it was a little better but still could not find the 8in. blade they recommend. Only way to get that 8in. blade is by ordering it online which if you need it that day is a huge hassle. I would of been a lot happier just getting the 7in tile saw.
December 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by toolman great tool
quick set up the pump is behind the filter easy sliding cutting table 10 times better than other saws I have had
December 30, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Great tile saw with some extra capacity.
I bought this saw to cut 12x24" tile for a bathroom. I had looked at the 7" model but after reading the reviews was worried that it would only cut tile. As a DIY user I could not justify the cost of a wet saw that only cut tile. I have some paver projects in the near future and wanted a saw that could do both without breaking the bank. I stumbled across the 8" model. More capacity and not as expensive as the 10" models.
I think this saw is perfect for what I want needed. It cut the tile with ease. To make sure it would cut the pavers when I needed to do that project, I bought a few large pavers and cut them up. This saw cut anything I tried.
The saw had plenty of power. The stock blade is the only blade I have used but it cut both porcilan tile and brick fine. The saw was square right out of the box. The only worry I have is some water spay gets on the open end of the motor where the brushes are. That can not be good for it but the warranty is good so we will see. It is louder than the belt drive models that you rent but it's not that bad. The water shield is a nice upgrade and works well. I also like the included stand. Both additions over the 7".
For the money I don't think you can go wrong.
April 14, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bwthrosx Solid saw, good for all 12" cuts and most 18" cuts
I purchased this saw to do a bathroom remodel. I was cutting 12 x 12 tile and 18 x18 tile. I cut out sections of tile for bath fixtures and electric boxes. I also cut angles on the 12" tiles. It made all these cuts well. If I would have had to cut angles for the 18" tiles the saw is limited and might not have been able to make all the cuts.
I had to realign the sliding tray which was very easy to do with a T square. I also had to reset up the laser and this was more difficult. I would suggest a better align system than loosening a screw and trying to align the laser while holding the laser light and tightening one screw. As the screw was tightened the laser light would move and I would have to readjust. A couple of screws to move the laser assembly would allow for exact setting.
I made several hundred cuts and all were straight with no chipping on the tile. Cutting out holes for light switches was straight forward and the results were clean and precise. I would recommend this saw for 12" and 18" tiles. It would work for 24" tiles if all you were doing was straight long cuts. If you were having to cut angles it might not work for all cuts.
December 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rick 8" Rigid tile saw.
Easy to set up, nice size and cuts very clean and smooth. Very easy to break down, clean and store. Rigid makes good stuff and the warranty can't be beat. I would absolutely recommend this saw.
November 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jeb Great saw , You would have to try to cut a bad piece.
I have cut stone and tile with it. Nice smooth cut, you would have to put the blade in backwards to get a poor cut.
November 24, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Don GREAT FOR SMALL TO 18" Tiles
The tray is very sloppy with the bigger tiles (1/8" off from cut to cut length wise). A few more rollers on the tray would solve this issue. Tray is bumpy when cutting 20" tiles. Ruined a few tiles cutting. The stand is kind of wobbly with the weight of larger tiles. When you figure out the personality of the saw it gets better!
Reason for a 4 star...Laser is dead on center! Tray and fence are dead on center also!
Everything I've read about this saw is accurate...pump is still working as well as the laser.
September 19, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by GreggF NOT worth the money!
I'm a semi-pro installer DIY'er; I've done thousands of square feet of tile on floors, walls, outdoor pavers etc... for over 15 years. I was using a 7" Husky for years and lived with the "cheaper" products flaws. I bought this saw in the hopes that some of those nuisance issues wouldn't be here. Wrong!
The main defect in this saw is that the rail system is not long enough - that simple.
Here is why: as you cut tile the last 1/4-1/2" of your cut is crucial that you keep a steady slow speed through the blade, almost letting the blade pull the tile through. This is so you don't get a broke angle on the end of the tile. With this saw, as you move into this crucial zone, the forward wheels fall off the rail and the table moves suddenly up 1/16"-1/8" thus jerking the tile in the last 1/4" of cut. You are left with a splinter angle cut on 75% of your cuts no matter how careful you are.
I typically only lay porcelain tile so this might not be as bad on ceramic tile - but for the money?
This is supposed to be a serious tile saw, and i'm sorry it doesn't cut the mustard. I can do just as well with my old $200 Husky. I'm sad to say that to move into a great saw you aren't spending <$500. Be prepared to spend between $800 and $1200 to get an actual work horse saw for contractors.
October 4, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gene Great Saw. Warranty hoops are a pain!
This saw performs properly only if setup properly. From the box it cut jagged due to misaligned table. Take the time necessary to do a proper alignment and it will perform great. BEWARE of the warranty paperwork! Ridgid does everything possible to discourage registering for lifetime warranty. Multiple steps, copies, online registration, then requiring paperwork by certified mail. Really??? Follow through and make them register warranty and honor it. I'm now waiting for replacement batteries on another lifetime warranty. Will be interesting to see how long that takes.
Great products. Lousy customer service policies!
February 7, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Decent Bundle -Everything you need to get cutting right out of the box
Not as versatile as a 10- or 12-inch saw, but one-third to one-half the price and big enough for most homeowner projects. Several projects pay for the saw in foregone rental cost, time considerations (work at your own pace without worrying about increased rental hours), and no concerns with the unknown blade condition, balance and alignment of some rental saw. The laser was a nice 'extra' I didn't realize was included.
If you intend to file for the lifetime warranty (why wouldn't you?) save your original box or remove the UPC data printed on it before discarding - my notice from Ridgid to include it in a supplemental warranty application submission came AFTER I had recycled the box.
March 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FiveArrows 8" tile saw
I used a 6" table tile saw for years. I finely broke down and bought this 8" tile saw from Home depot. I spend about a week kicking myself for not getting one sooner. You will not regret purchasing/using this saw. If you have any questions I would be glad to help.
August 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TreeHarvester Wonderful time saver!
The saw makes very clean cuts in 6 inch ceramic tile. I was able to make angle cuts and very small slivers and reduce the tedium involved in most ceramic jobs.
September 8, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Matt Great saw- would buy again
Bought at store and was easy to assemble. Easy to use. Cuts great. I have used a small table saw in the past for a few tile jobs (sm bath and bedroom- aprox 180' sq total). This saw is so much easier and makes much better cuts (and straight :) ). If you have the $ this is a great investment.
I noticed, at several different HD stores, that the 7" version had some play in the "table" that you slide the tiles to the blade. The 8" version has no play.
I cut 250' sq and saw works like a champion; still cuts great and accurately. The laser level was a bit off but is easy enough to adjust. I would buy this again!
February 5, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Edward does not cut accurately
I purchased this saw as a replacement for the Rigid product just beneath it in price thinking it would do a better job. Just like it's little brother,after two months of use, it developed too much play in the table and now cuts out of square...1/16" in 12" and up to an 1/8" in 24"...and not in just one consistent direction. It has to do with how pressure is applied to the table...and mind you the table is too small to cut 24" tile with to begin with as too much tile hangs over the table. I intend to return this one and buy another MK. We had an MK for several years without issue and worked it hard! Rigid just doesn't stack up for the true professional demanding perfection.
December 20, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BacktomadeinUSA piece of junk
Having rented wet saws for many years for dozens of projects, we decided to purchase a saw. This was the best saw available in store. Purchased it and brought it home. While assembling it, noticed water hose kinked badly in two places; there is no way any water was going to travel through that hose. Even if it was possible to straighten out hose (which it wasn't), the hose used is too stiff to ever unkink. Figured this was just a fluke so we exchange it for another (same) saw. Same problem but different location of kink. Returned this piece of junk and went to a different home improvement store to purchase a MK Diamond wet saw. More expensive but the quality appears to be head and shoulders above Rigid and MK Diamond is made in USA!
May 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ruckus Better Features than DeWalt
compare to DeWalt's $799 wet saw I would buy this again and save $300. laser and the how the pan filters the silt before the pump. Very portable easy set up. rips nice & straight - accurate.
July 19, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MKG1 Everything but..
Loved everything about this saw until I used it. Used the laser to set up and guide my cut. Off. Thought it was my math. Made another cut. Off. Aha! The laser needs adjusting. Spent two hours to finally reach the conclusion that I could adjust the laser left to right, but not adjust it across the bed of the saw. It is permanently angled no matter how I tweak it. Too bad Rigid decided to skimp on this component when everything else feels so well made. Trying a different brand.
March 30, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MickeyD Good tile saw
This was definitely an improvement over the little table tile saw I used to have. I bought it because I needed to rip 24" tiles.
It cuts through tiles with almost no chipping. Make sure you keep an eye on the water. If it isn't coating the blade and creating a misty spray, it's not working right. I removed the tube at the pump and blasted two lungs worth of air through it and it was working fine again. Probably didn't change the water out enough.
The sliding table works well and ruler marks are actually pretty accurate. One complaint is that the table is tricky to get on correctly. I wish the spring loaded pin would pull back more to give more room to maneuver. I also wish you could lock the table while it's installed for easy transport. It does have very good slide action.
I was a little concerned when I saw the legs don't lock into the table (it just rests on top). Gravity held in place just fine though.
I'd recommend this saw to someone with a big tile job.
May 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pakfan Great saw!
The saw was easy to assemble and light enough for one person to carry. Tiled our master bathroom using 18 inch tiles and this saw made the job so much easier than with the old table top saw I used previously. The guards around the blade and the table extension keeps the mess to a minimum. The chop saw feature is great. I haven't tried any bevel cuts yet but everything else I'm really happy with. Very well designed and I would highly recommend.
April 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 2055don great saw laser dead on cuts down to 1/4" great control
used to cut slate title , clean cuts with no damage to title , also very easy to control and hold title square
June 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ruscinstile Just what you need.
If you know how to do natural stone tile etc, this is the best bang for the buck. The only thing I have found that u can't do with this saw is split an inch thick granite slab down to half an inch. Gotta have a big 18 inch blade for something CRAZY like that lol. I absolutely love this saw, and the blade that comes with it cuts like butter and leaves a silky smooth cut.
April 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Skip Outstanding saw. Great price
I upgraded to the 8 " saw and found it to be professional quality. Strong motor, great capacity, excellent water tray and sheild, stable stand. Easy to take apart to clean and transport
Recommend it for serious handyman up to tile professional.
November 24, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Glockburgh Lightweight, easy one man set-up, clean
Great saw for the money, lightweight, easy to transport and set up, clean operation and easy to clean, well thought out design
November 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HouseProjectWarrior Great for home owner
This is a great tool for those looking to do some tile work on the weekends. Worked well out of the box after a slight adjustment to make sure the cuts were properly square. I replaced the blade with a high quality Bosch blade. No chipping at all. The 8 inch saw has a more powerful motor that works very well. Not so sure this would hold up to ongoing daily use by a professional, but I'm very pleased.
February 23, 2015