Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 26
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PaveStone Pave Stone
This little hand held wet saw worked great for me and my project. I paved my backyard patio area with PaveStone pavers and I used this saw to make all the cuts using one blade. The pavers are about 2.5inches thick so I had to make two cuts to get thru the 50 pavers I had to cut with the 4inch blade. I tried cutting the pavers dry but that took a lot longer and the blade got real hot. The water makes a big difference. This was a lot cheap option than buying or renting a larger wet saw. It is alittle messy when wet cutting so you need to be outside or in an area that your not worried about getting things dirty. It's loud too you might need hearing protection and be sure and wear safety glasses.
September 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jeff Great saw for the price!
I purchased this saw as an alternative to renting a wet saw while I put up my backsplash. The backsplash had glass tile, stone and metal inserts and the saw had no problem making great cuts through all of the material. Was also very easy to use to make tight cuts like cutting out he boxes for switches and the receptacles. Great product and would recommend to anyone who needs a great wet/dry saw.
July 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by maintenanceman Still impressed
I originally bought this saw to cut 5/8" glass, did that very nicely. This past week I had come tile cuts to make around electrical boxes. I did not hook up the water this time since I was only making a few, small cuts with plenty of time for the blade to cool down. Straight cuts are no problem, I did several plunge cuts and even could use the blade to round out pieces like using a grinder with no issues. For such a small saw it actually has a ton of power, if our not careful when pulling the trigger it will jerk a bit like a full size. It's one of those tools I may not use all the time, but when I need it I have it, Its a life saver and is one of those tools you can brag about to the guys.
December 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Justin Good Tile Saw
This is the first time I used a hand tile saw. Typically, I use the large Rigid brand saw owned by a family member. As I couldn't borrow I decided to give this gem a try. As noted in other posts keep the water pressure low and it will quickly cut through tile. I was cutting 12x24 porcelain tiles with no problem. I really liked the ability to make angled cuts as my current wall was slightly off square (what wall isn't). I used this saw only to cut the hole for the toilet. I would definitely buy this saw again, though I haven't had any issues indicating that it will fail anytime soon. The cost of this saw was less than rental fees for 2 days so even if it only works for this one room it was worth the money.
February 8, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by gbstone Some design problems
Some design issues:
1. The spindle has a reverse thread screw which must be removed to change the blade. The screw head has an unusually shallow height, and the provided hex wrench barely can fit onto the screw head. After using the saw, it is very likely that the screw head will be slightly worn from occasionally rubbing against the masonry. The screw will become impossible to remove because one cannot get a wrench or socket on the screw head.
2. The water kit uses a regulator which fits onto a garden hose and provides a low pressure water flow to the wet saw. If the water supply is set to more than the slightest crack on, then it ruins the regulator (whioh then starts to pour water out the side). The manual does not offer any advice about how to set the water pressure. The manual does say that the water pressure must never be set to full, but this is not enough information. In fact, the regulator is ruined if the supply water pressure valve is even halfway open. The supply valve must be opened only the very slightest crack.
August 2, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Stan Hard to change blade
this saw has plenty of power and the extra long water line is a nice addition. Water valve is brass not cheap plastic. I've been cutting cement block for a retaining wall so already been thru a number of blades. but there is no shaft lock so it is a two wrench operation to change the blade, so hard to get the leverage. And now the head on the bolt is striped so can't get the blade off.
June 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KTest Love it!
I bought this to see if I could avoid renting or buying a wet saw to tile my shower. This saw did everything I needed. I used a soda bottle with water poured it on the tile with each cut and it worked wonderfully.
August 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cpolly great tile saw
I bought this saw for my first official tile job, my kitchen backsplash. without knowing anything about it except that its a wet saw and I could cut glass tile amongst other types. I own a ryobi table saw and for my occassional work around my house it held up really well, so I trust the quality.
setting it up was ok. out of box, easy but deciding where you want to use it required a few trips to hardware and plumbing stores. middle of a harsh winter the hose outside was frozen so I had to cut in my walkin shower and attach the hose via an adapter to my shower head. Take note, luckily I read reviews before my attempt at tiling. open the faucet a hair! no more, all you need is a trickle to feed the hose and you won't have the problem that a previous reviewer had.
a few clamps and a thin piece of wood to clamp the tile works wonders along with blue taping the cut. I did this and also had many successful cuts using my hand and/or without the tape.
bottom line is if you have a solid hand with a circular saw there is no end with the ability of this saw. I used it on linear mosaic tile. Large tile it would be a breeze!
Triple thumbs up
March 1, 2014