Rated 3.9 out of 5Â by 76
Rated 5 out of 5Â by evansch Worked for me...once I got the hang of it
Used this for my first tile job (using ceramic 12" tile - daltile brand) - I have to say after my first 2 cuts I thought that I made a horrible, horrible mistake purchasing this saw. The edges were a jagged, the tile was blowing out the back leaving chipped corners - not a huge deal for the tiles close to the wall as they will be covered with moulding. I knew I needed a cleaner cut since the 3 tiles sitting across my doorway would be cut - so I tried flipping the tile over for my next cut (good side facing down) - bingo! Instant gratification. You have to really take your time for the cuts that matter, and it's a good idea to grab a rubbing stone and give your cut edge a little luvin as well...all N all, worth the cash.
Also, to avoid blowout, take a scrap piece of tile and place it across the back of the tile you are cutting (as your cut reaches to the sawblade). place your thumbs on and apply pressure to this back tile and push thru the saw (making sure your thumbs will not hit the saw blade obviously!)
May 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Ychartra Great Saw, Here is how you can make it better
Bought this saw for some home tiling project. Bought this one based on previous reviews.
What is great about it is that is has a bottom drain and an overflow drain. I bought a small pond pump and some tubing. I drilled a hole at the top of the water reservoir in the back of the saw and ran the tubing through, which I connected the other end to the pond pump in a 5 gallon pail filled with water, conveniently placed below the overflow drain. I have a constant supply of fresh cold water cooling the blade. For $20 pump and $5 of tubing I have a high end wet tile
May 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by BillMac Impressed with ability to cut irregular shapes
I bought this for my first floor tiling job. It was a small two piece bathroom, about 25 square feet. I also have one of the manual score and snap tool for straight edges. I only used this for cuts that were not a full tile straight cut. The blade was fine for my ceramic tile. Easy to set up with good pictures. I was going around a toilet, so had to cut a somewhat circular cut in 4 tiles. Once I got the hang of it, it was quite easy. It will actually grind through the edges of the tiles so you can "smooth" out the original cuts (which were a series of angles that approximated the circle I needed). I read other reviews on the blade wearing out, so I continued to use the manual tool (which is also very simple) for anything straight. I am quite satisfied as renting would have cost $55-60.
April 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by LesDav Ryobi Tile Saw
Excellent product for the price. No saw runout. Good water system. Cutting with the guard up for shaped cuts needs waterproof clothing! Bevel cutting is a little difficult. Manual could do with clear explanation of how to fit the saw washers, but it is reasonably intuitive. Rip fence needs to be sat accurately with a measuring tape to avoid binding. Managed a project with 12 x 12 Porcelain tiles, including semi-circular cutouts, wihtout problems
June 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Johnaw Great for the house jobs
Nice saw for the price, not for a professional but it gets the job done. Easy to use, not much to assemble, light and portable. Tiling my bathroom, so there were plenty of cuts to be made and this saw made it easy.
April 25, 2012