Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 84
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Shannon Precise and Professional Grade Tile Saw
My husband and I have done several tiling projects in the past three homes that we've owned and when we decided to lay between 1200-1300 square feet of tile in the new house that we're building we decided that we weren't going to fool around with our old tile saw. The Ridgid saw was a breeze to use. The laser made lining up your cuts simple, The plunge cut feature made making cuts for floor registers much easier and the guides made ripping our 20" tiles and cutting 45 degree angles simple. I'm so glad that we decided to upgrade as this saw made the project much easier!
April 22, 2014
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 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 spinouch24 Works very well
I am a union tile setter. This saw is everything I could ask for almost the same as my dewalt that is 350 more. GREAT PRODUCT.
November 24, 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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer David (Kentucky)
This saw is simply amazing! If you are using a small saw or a breaker, pay the price and grab this saw and enjoy tiling to its fullest. The saw and table are very smoothly operated and the laser light is incredible. Stop looking for the best deal and buy quality. I own other Rigid products and have found that they are built with quality and performance.. Great saw!
March 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jimmy Really Nice Saw
Brought this saw after much research. I was planning out a Kitchen and Foyer with Ceramic and Porcelain tiles. I needed to cut many diagonals and several edge angles and looked at many 7 inch saws. I concluded that this saw at 8 inches was the best buy for the money and I am happy with the purchase. It was a bit more than I planned to spend but did the job and represents a good value.The included blade is adequate so you don't have to buy a more expensive one right away. The stand works great and stores easily.
August 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BobR wet saw "GOOD BUY"
The wet saw worked just as I expected GREAT!!! I would recommend this saw to every one who needs the use of a wet saw.
April 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ace3180 great saw
Saw is better quality than expected, simple to assemble and adjust, cuts through paver brick with ease nice precision cuts.
Product warranty extremely simple to do online!
April 2, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bigbryan Satisfied Customer
Light weight yet durable. Easy to set up, tear down, & move.
April 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sands Tile saw
Best value around for a tile saw. Easy to set up, cuts smooth, and accurate. Could not be happier
March 24, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jack NOT Recommend JUNK
The saw vibrates badly!! Motor pulses. When cutting a 12" porcelain tile the tile would break when I was cutting the last inch of the tile 7 out of 10 times.the only good thing about this product is you can bring it back for a full refund with in 90 days
February 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by David Tile saw
Great tile saw! With the feature of the laserguide, make hard cuts even faster.
April 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bill TILE SAW
The price was a little hefty however the saw has worked great so far on 6 x 24 ceramic tile. The laser feature is quite nice and makes cutting a real breeze. I have also been able to use the plunge cut with no problem. Plenty of power and the water flow for cooling the blade is fine.
February 25, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Generalpro Don't pay 500 for this kind of 8 IN. TILE SAW WITH STAND
i did buy this tile saw yesterday buy motor make three different noise don't recommend any one purchase this kind of tile saw look at the video unopened items start work
February 14, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tileman51 Not worth the money
I just purchased today and was disappointed. I bought to use on a small job so my opinion is based on a limited amount of time. First the stand does not lock into water tray which only sits on top of legs which could easily fall. The motor is extremely loud before and during cuts so wear ample ear protection. The filter material around the pump is a good idea which could prolong pump life. Also, wheels and handle on water tray are a good idea. The tile tray did not slide easy and also wobbled which affected ease of cutting. The blade included chipped the porcelain tile I cut. Also, the tile tray is too small to cut larger tiles because there is no way to extend tray. I cut 6 x 24 tiles and 12 inches hung over tray which could easily break on delicate cuts The lifetime warranty was a nice feature but not enough to make up for the design flaws..
August 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jimbo Great Saw !!!!
I purchased this saw only because the $ 300 Rigid was not at my local store. I NEVER write reviews, but for the money this saw RIPS !!!
Cuts glass,mosaic,stone. Does it all
Will not disappoint !!!
February 1, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jackofall Good professional saw
I used it on 5 jobs so far in 4 months. 2 brickpaver and 3 tile jobs. It cuts pavers almost as fast as a cutoff but not quite. I cut some small glass tiles and had to put cardboard underneath because the groove where the blade goes on the mitre is too wide when cutting small peices. I cut 24" tiles all the way thru with no problem, dunno why everyone said it doesn't.....?? The only thing I don't like is that the table is not high enough. I'm 6' and like to see the cut almost eye level. Also the bevel can only be used at 45 degrees, the mitre only has one angle. I made some of my own bullnose. Also it is a little underpowered for stack cuts, I wish I could cut 3-4 tiles at once. It is loud. It sure cuts straight when it's new! I can take a half blade off anything with it. Lastly it is super light and easy to clean and assemble. The motor does get wet sometime, it's too close to the blade. For the price it is a good saw and better than the 6". I hope it lasts.
November 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by quantumpaul Good saw, but know it's limitations
I saw another review that will look very much like this one. Overall, this a good tile saw for the money. There are a lot of well thought-out features and it has held up pretty well in the 6 months that I have owned it. The only problem so far has been with the table length when cutting 24" long tiles. There is a lot of tile left hanging out over space during the cut. The saw blade wants to push this overhang down and more than one tile has been snapped because of it. I finally came up with a solution to brace the tile in this situation, but it sure slows me down. Another professional might think twice before getting this saw and if I were doing tile full time, I would also. However, it is a great saw for a DIYer or a professional who is only laying tile now and then. And it it is a nice improvement from the model that Rigid had before. At the end of the day, I still recommend this saw.
June 14, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by stupidrequirement Tile Saw
water pump does not mount, water hose prob., & more
January 20, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GPIslander Pretty good tile saw, except...
This tile saw is rated to be able to rip 24" long tile. While the distance from the backstop of the sliding table to the front edge of the blade is indeed more than 24", the table itself is only 13.5", leaving at least ten inches of tile hanging out in space when you make a rip cut. This is fine for ripping a square tile since there is alot of material to support that overhang. Unfortunately, ripping a very expensive 24" bullnose which is barely 4" wide to begin with seems no small risk of snapping the tile in half. I thought I'd use a piece of Hardibacker underneath the tile for support, but the backstop is only about 3/8" high so that the back edge of the bullnose piece will not be against the backstop. There should have been a removable piece of the backstop about five inches wide so that one could begin the cut with the skinny tile hanging out the back but against the angle stop until the cut is half made, then reinstall (with two Allen screws) the backstop and complete the cut that way.
November 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by aksteelhead Great saw for the money
Bought this saw after returning the 7" model due to several disappointing 'qualities'. What a difference! Solid, adjustable, saw arm, and the base rolls smooth and steady during cuts. Cuts straight and clean at all angles, as good as some models at twice the price. Better blade spray guard, over spray tray to catch the mess that will wind up on the floor, multi stepped tray to help clear the water before returning to the pump. A good buy for occasional jobs where you need a quality saw.
December 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Klink NICE SAW!
The saw did a really beautiful job cutting 1.5" slate. Versatile, accurate, especially with the laser, makes the job go very quickly. It breaks down easily for transportation from job to job, unlike the monster tile saws I've used in the past, which hurt to move! Stand that comes with it is very sturdy and at a handy height. Only con is it the motor is LOUD!!! Have to have ear protection to do the job, and maybe when no one else is in the house.
March 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hoodguy Awesome tile/paver saw
We bought this saw to cut 2 3/4 concrete pavers for our pool deck.This thing, with the included blade does the job better and faster than i imagined! The saw was square right out of the box and set-up time was very quick! (just a few bolts and put blade on) It came in box mostly pre-assembled. Will definitely steer anyone looking for a good saw to this one!
August 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chris82 Wet saw
Great saw easy to set up and take down very lightweight . Did a great job on cutting tile makes any job go fast and easy. Good price and value highly reccomend it.
December 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Robe Very good saw
This has been very good so far. Set up was simple and the saw was in good alignment out of the box. I've been using it to cut marble, and granite tile and it has performed well. Everything about the saw is easy to adjust and use and I've noticed no play in the table at all. Everything seems to be made of either aluminum, magnesium, rubber or HDPE, so after months of use i haven't noticed any rust at all. I'd recommend to a contractor or serious diy'er.
October 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RetiredInWV A couple of suggestions for a great tool
1. Save the UPC symbol from the box.
2. Submerge the water pump in a separate bucket.
First, let me state that the saw worked perfectly for a do-it-yourself installation of ceramic tile on the floor of our master bathroom. I had no prior experience with tile saws, but found this RIGID saw quite easy to use for a project with 18-inch square tile.
The only problem I've encountered is with RIGID's registration system for their Lifetime Service Agreement. Theoretically, you should be able to register quickly online. Basically, you just submit the model number, serial number, and a number from your Home Depot receipt. This is the second RIGID tool I've tried to register online, and both times I've gotten a message stating that "we encountered an issue when cross referencing your product and/or proof of purchase information with our records..." When this happens, you then have to mail the UPC symbol from the box along with your original HD receipt. AND they recommend using Certified Mail. In my case that meant a trip to the post office - plus three dollars and seventy-nine cents postage.
The water tray has a designated area for the water pump, but my son suggested that the low partition around that space would not keep the pump entirely clean during operation. He suggested submerging the pump in a "Homer Bucket" setting on the ground away from the blade. There is enough electrical cord and plastic hose to facilitate this simple change. Sure enough, the bucket stayed clean - while the designated pump area accumulated some "sludge."
February 3, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JoeBloggs Not Worth It
I am a low volume, high quality tile installer. This saw worked fine for the first job it was used on, cutting 2'x2' $18/ft marble. I have owned the saw 3 months, almost to the day and cannot get the saw the cut square anymore. Cutting cheap porcelain tile, the back of the blade creates chips in the stone. I have numerous attempts the "Square" the slider to the blade. Alas, it works for a few cuts and then is magically out of square again. Also, somehow the pan had begun to leak, i fear for use of the transport wheels and the location of the drain plug(maybe damaged while rolling?) It currently hemorrhages water after only 2 major jobs. I am returning tomorrow, and was considering the special order 10" saw as rigid makes decent tools in general, but it gets poor reviews. I am at a loss, in general I am happy with rigid, and was this saw for the first month( i was thrilled with its performance), but it does not age well, at least not with professional use. I would recommend for a homeowner, but doubt one would purchase a saw this expensive, ultimately I think a pencil drive is a homeowners best bet. For the professional, look elsewhere, this saw is not accurate for most customers standards, not with heavy use.
November 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Peter Good did tile saw
Used this saw to cut about 500 square feet of large format Porcelain tile (12" * 24") along with mosaic tile. Very easy to set up this saw. I found the original blade to be fine but also bought a better one. Some chipping but can't blame that on the saw.
I gave the saw a 4 on quality because I have cross threaded the drain cap a few times resulting in leaks. You can immediately correct this by screwing the drain on properly but it seems like a weak point.
I've used the saw outdoors and in the house. For the house I work in a corner with tarp and plastic running up two walls. This setup captures most of the dust.
I agree with other reviewers that cutting larger tile with this saw is a bit of a challenge but it was not that difficult. I found it easy enough to support the ends of the tile with my hand or elbow while cutting. The larger tile does result in more water on the floor though since it wants to run down the tile. For working indoors I purchased two dog kennel replacement trays to place under the saw to help capture the water. I got the largest ones I could find (47" * 29" * 1"). and they are cheap.
October 26, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Brandon Terrific tile wet saw
I am a non-professional but frequent tile installer... I do house renovation projects, and do the tile work for each, so I've done several thousand square feet by now. I got really tired of dealing with the score/snap tile cutters and the little 5" toy wet saw, and figured it was time to upgrade for this next reno.
Boy, am I glad I did.
In short, I'd estimate that on the first two floors I've done since buying this saw, it probably saved me 20% of the net time I spend on the project. I do a lot of diagonal patterns, and between the smooth-sliding and very accurate tray, and the laser line, it's super easy to get a tile lined up and cut with no fuss. I simply measure from a corner and put a small mark, line it up with the laser, and cut away. 10 seconds later it's done. That's SO much faster than the fuss required with a tile scorer or a non-sliding-tray saw. I haven't wasted a single tile yet, and had very little chipping.
Some critical observations.
Yes, it's a bit loud, but I wear ear protection 100% of the time when working, so it's not a bother to me. I happen to think the NON-belt design will be more reliable long-term, so that seems like a good tradeoff to me.
The splash tray on the back doesn't quite catch all the spray. Some water hits about 3" up from the tray. If I raised the blade a bit it probably wouldn't do that. I just stick a bit of plywood to catch the overspray. I guess I could also prop the tray up a bit higher.
As to those who complain about the water pump, I wonder if they meticulously clean it after each use. I remove it, take it to a sink, and run it to flush out all the gunk. No problems yet. But if you don't clean it and that stuff dries inside the pump, I'm sure it would seize up.
The tray is very accurate for me, as is the laser line.
I'm not totally happy with the adjustable "fence"; it's a bit hard to tighten each time, and you must move it out of the path of the blade fairly often. But it does work, and produces really accurate 45 deg angles for me.
The multi-stage sediment catching system seems to work really well. The pump seems to have very little buildup in it after each use, but there is a little bit anyway.
It's a little awkward to transport the saw assembly, as it's fairly wide and not really balanced for carrying easily. But it quickly breaks down into easily-moved parts.
The only thing I really don't like is the water drain cap. I have to fight it a bit to get it to stop leaking. But if that's the worst thing about this saw, I think I've got a great product.
Well done, Ridgid.
February 22, 2015