Rated 3.5 out of 5Â by 20
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Mata Not what I expected from "the best/most expensive" wet saw sold at a HD store
Well, I must say I was expecting a much better wet saw than my 10 year old one. This saw promised lots of features that are not satisfactory delivered. The water delivery components are terrible. Just as it happened to other people, the diverter valve arrived broken, days later the water inlet valve snapped off, the water pump...I thought was broken and not pumping enough water into the blade. Every cut I made on 12x12 marble tile fogged up the entire basement I was working at: I even used another pump to manually add more water to the blade. That cost me the use of an extra worker. After taking the saw outdoors and plugging it to a garden hose, it worked a lot better except the wasted gallons of water now all over the yard made it messy to work around. The angle cutting is fair on one side of the tile and the other side is a wasted, chipped edge that perhaps can't be reused. When the tile is dense or a bit harder/thicker stone, the blade raised enough to even miss the cut all the way through the tile. This also causes the tile to not be cut straight. The side trays are a nice idea and would work perfect if you didn't have to use a garden hose to supply the needed water which squirts all over the floor. The idea of a wet saw that could do all this one promises is nice, but the disappointing quality of this Ridgid product makes me feel that Ridgid did not, absolutely NOT, tested this machine before sending it out to us the consumers. I would not recommend this $ Beast to anyone wanting a worth the price tool.
July 26, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Dave Had some problems, but got the job done.
Negatives: The box was missing the saw blade when I received it so I had to phone the customer service up to get a blade. I ended up purchasing another blade from Home Depot because I did want to wait for the other one to be shipped. My next problem was that I could not adjust the table so the saw cut straight. It was off by about a 1/16 of an inch for a 1 foot long cut. I just ended up shimming one side of my tiles to get an accurate cut. After that, the plastic valve switching the flow of water to either the blade or the little cleaning hose broke. I had the phone the service number again to get a new valve sent. In the mean time, I took out the valve and used duct tape to hold the hoses together. I also feel that the flow of water the blade should have been a stronger too.
Positives: The motor was strong and I had no problems cutting through 1 5/8â basalt tiles and 1" thick rock veneer.
September 6, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by TTYLER Love this saw
I love this saw it works great and cuts through the thick granite pieces with no bogging down from the saw.
April 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Frobby Gets the job done
Been installing tile for a long time, love this saw.
January 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by LaserEyes Simply the best.....not like all the rest!
I have been in the tile business for 27 years. I have used just about every wet saw they have ever made. During all that time I had alot of complaints about all of them. I have spent the last 27 years saying to myself "why cant they just invent a wet saw that does this and doesnt have this stupid engineering flaw...." Now it appears that Rigid was reading my mind. This saw does everything I thought was a "no brainer" that all the other saws lacked. It appears that Rigid has done what all other tile saw makers just had never figured out.....get a few old tile guys like me to give them their input! Finally finally finally!!! If I could give this saw more than 5 Stars I would....but then again its in a class by itself.
April 22, 2010