Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 83
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by GeorgeH An OK Saw
Easy Glide doesn't glide easily. If they can fix the wheels of the glide tray and make it glide smoothly I would give them 4 stars. Because of the wheels the tray shifts and it screws up your line when it happens as you're cutting. Motor is very loud. Without the tile it can be heard a block away. While cutting a tile it can be heard up to two blocks. No big deal though. What I like is it attaches to house bringing in fresh water and drains constantly. You don't have to worry about dirty water or replacing it. In the end I have to return it because of the tray problem. If they can fix it I'll get it.
January 20, 2010
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by arcthehotel Do not buy this saw
Bought this saw to replace few floor tiles. First I will have to say that sliding system does not work smoothly which makes very difficult cut. Fence better to not use at all if you want to make straight cuts. The saw will not accommodate tiles longer than 12''. In my saw water inlet was broken (Cheap plastic part). I made 3 cuts by this saw and each time it left small chips on the tile. This saw will be going to home depot for refund. I would not recommend to buy this saw and Ryobi really should fix this poor design.
July 7, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RyGuy Value Value Value
This is obliviously not a saw for a contractor. It's a saw for the weekender who will be doing more than just one job. I've tiled at least 5 rooms and an entire basement with this saw and my neighbor has done a large kitchen with it. It's as good as the day I bought it.
Like I said, it's not commercial grade but the value for the price cannot be beat.
June 10, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by pwrpffgrrl A *CUT* ABOVE THE OTHER ENTRY LEVEL SAWS (PUN INTENDED)
A little background as to why I bought this saw: My friend wanted a glass tile back splash in his condo. He came over to my house and saw the work I did on mine (using my neighbors' AMAZING Felker).
I volunteered to do his, but did not want to keep borrowing the neighbors' Felker (which weighs a zillion pounds and would not be fun to use in a high-rise condo) so I made a bargain with my friend: We'd need to rent a tile saw anyway, so why not buy me this saw (after reading reviews and being comfortable with the purchase) in exchange for putting up his backsplash?!
Cutting the glass was okay with the included blade, but for the more precise cuts I decided I'd need a glass blade (the QEP blade) which made a huge favorable difference. If setting glass tiles, do yourself a favor and just immediately buy the glass blade.
It's definitely not a Felker, but I am VERY pleased with this saw and look forward to using it soon on my own bathroom project.
September 12, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dragonsweep Awesome Saw
I have only used my saw on pavers but it did a great job. The motor has plenty of power and cut through the pavers like butter. I don't know how other people are using their saw but I couldn't ask for more accurate cuts. I set up and cut numerous pavers diagonally and they all cut dead on corner to corner. The table did stick when rolling at first but a couple shots of wd40 fixed that. I took advise from some friends as to my first use and that is run plenty of water. Everyone says plenty of water is key to long blade life, so far I think they are right. My blade seemed to be cutting great from start to finish and usually blades that come with saws are cheaper blades.
December 12, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NSBFlooring A Diamond In The Rough
Quite frankly, I've used a lot of inexpensive wet saws over the years as a flooring contractor. My expertise is in the art and installation of wood floors, however I also dabble in tile (the occasional kitchen, bathroom or foyer).
This saw has a powerful motor mounted on top, not a grinder motor, not a cheap motor like the table top saws of similar price. If you lube the left side rail with heavy oil, it will perform like an industrial professional saw. An upgraded blade would probably even do bigger and faster cuts, but the stock blade is just fine, especially if you're cutting natural stone or pool tiles as was the case for me today.
I have to congratulate the manufacturer big time, as this saw outperformed any other in it's class I have ever owned. The fact that it has a sliding tray for it's price is the best feature. True, a table top saw will allow a full pass on a huge tile, however it's rare that you have to make full length cuts where a snap cutter will work anyway. I found myself using grinders and snap cutters for the cuts this saw won't handle, but the majority of the cuts in an average kitchen or bath can be made with this saw perfectly.
The water system on this saw is fantastic too, you have your choice of purchasing a separate traditional pump, or you can simply attach a garden hose to the inlet on the back, and there are two trustworthy valves to accommodate the water output.
I highly suggest these tools over orange's chief competitor in blue, in most categories. To date I have yet to purchase a competitive model from any other home improvement center that beats the power and cost of Orange and White's flagship line of homeowner tools.
Yes this saw is categorized as for a DIY, but these days, contractors on a budget can use these things comfortably and their affordable enough to buy a second, third or fourth, etc, as necessary. BACK SAVER too as this is one of the lightest wet saws I have ever picked up.
Long live the home improvement kings....
October 6, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mike480 Ryobi 7 In. Tile Saw
for 99.00 dollars you can't beat it. However, it does have it drawbacks. I bought this saw to do a kitchen backsplash of tumbled travertine.
1. The rollers on the slide table are terribly difficult to adust, too tight and they don't roll, too loose and there is too much play in the slide table. Cuts can be off as much as 1/8 of an inch when there is play in the table.
2. I chose to buy the optional pump to operate this in my garage and it is difficult to find a place for the pump so the table doesn't snag on the water feed tube as it slides by.
3. The water jets on the saw need to be placed better, on small 4 x4 tiles the water just sprays onto the very front of the tile, I had to attach rubber tubes to extend the water jets so they actually spray on the tile.
4. the saw motor is loud and in a garage you'll need hearing protection.
1. you can't beat the price for an overhead saw and it is so much more versatile than a similiar priced table model.
2. Good power, cuts travertine with no effort.
3. Once you get the table adjusted and locked in, the cuts are right on every time.
4. the option of a pump or using a hose is fantastic.
5. The included blade seems to cut fine for me, no issues, but I'm also cutting tumbled natrual stone so I wouldn't notice any chiping.
Overall it's a good saw for a DIY'er and it's small enough to stow away for the next job. The only major con is the rollers on the table.
January 4, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ken2011 great price
I needed a tile saw for a paver project, and found this saw at homedepot.com for only $66. At that price I couldn't pass it up, and now I have a tile saw for when I'm ready to start my indoor projects. Excellent saw for that price.Worked perfect for my pavers. I thought the pavers where to thick for the saw, but they just made it. Very happy with this purchase
August 6, 2011