Rated 4.1 out of 5Â by 79
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Disteagle1 Great Product, it has served me well
I am installing 500 sq ft of real stone fascia that has required a great deal of cutting. It also has required angle cuts in weird positions. It has never stalled or failed to do what I need it to do. I have nearly worn out the blade with this and another Tile of 400 sq feet. I am now looking to replace this RIDGED blade wit the same thin design that makes such smooth cats. I would not hesitate to recommend this unit to anyone..
September 5, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by ToolJockey Not Ridgid quality
I've several Ridgid tools and this is not typical Ridgid high quality. This is not a professional quality tool. Motor stalls easily, Phillips screws easily rounded, fence readily moves out of alignment with minor effort for longer tiles, plugs over Allen screws impossible to remove without damage and blade alignment system doesn't work. This is my second Ridgid wet tile saw. I returned the first one with these same problems. I've a two year old, cheap MC wet tile saw that is out performing the Ridgid.
January 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by JackHammer Good purchase
I have used his saw twice for kitchen backsplash projets. It worked great and cuts cleanly the tiles.
June 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Gibby Excellent saw
I just bought this saw a couple of weeks ago for a bathroom renovation. I was cutting 18"x18" tiles. I was really surprised how easily this saw cut through them. The tile were porcelain and had no problem cutting them. I was also surprised how little mess this saw created. I needed to cut some of the tiles in the house and there was no dust. The water doesn't spray out like most tile saws. The reservoir lasted the entire 25 tiles with water still left. Great saw and great price. Glad I bought this saw.
June 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by TheAvidDYIer This is an excellent tile saw.
I was looking for a tile saw for small jobs. I owned a QEP and a Princess Auto Powerfist version which were the same basically rebranded, low quality tile saws. Both were built cheap and the table tops were prone to corrosion. The Rigid tile saw improved on a lot of short comings that these two saw had. Aluminum table top=no rust. Better motor= increase performance in cutting while under load. Larger fence= straighter cuts. Easy access to reservoir to fill and remove plug to drain. Larger table surface = handle tiles easier. Tilt up top to make beveled cuts.
The table came factory set to cut straight, however it did mention in the instructions that shipping/transporting may change the alignment and showed how to correct it. When I first installed the blade, it spun wobbly, that is because I did not push it tight to the hole. When I corrected this, it spun perfectly straight. Read the instructions!
Cutting was a breeze. For those reviewers that said that there were break offs near the end, a simple solution is to cut a little bit from the end and then start at the beginning of the tile and let the blade do the work and not force the tile through.
For cutting 10x10 tiles or smaller, this is a great saw to use. For 12x12 or larger I would recommend a professional tile saw with a stand for precise cutting.
At $199 many would wonder should I spend that kind of money for something that I only need for 1-2 jobs around the house. Here is the dilemma: Rent or own, if I buy, do I buy cheap or buy quality?
Renting makes sense if you know how to tile fast and do not want to own another tool, or if you plan never to tile again.
Tiling can take a while and even buying a cheap model for $50 would pay itself off if I use it for 1-2 jobs. Especially if they are small jobs like backsplashes or enclosures where there are a lot straight cuts and minimal notching. I do a lot of jobs around the house and for others so it made sense to spend a few dollars more for a better tile saw. For a 7â tile saw that comes with a lifetime service and warranty, the $199 price tag is pretty good. Just make sure you register within 90 days of purchase.
This tile saw did not disappoint. I would recommend this saw. I am glad I lent my QEP out and never got it back.
March 13, 2013