Dear Customer, Thank you for your interest in Rubi Tools. We recommend keeping the saw flat, however we understand that contractors do store this vertically. Although it is not recommended, if you decide to store the saw other than horizontal, make sure to lock down the head at the low end of how you store the saw (you should also do this when lowering the legs). Thank you for your question and have a great day!
Dear Customer, Thank you for your interest in Rubi Tools. The DC-250 can cut up to 2-1/2" in a single pass or up to 3-1/2" if you flip the material for a second pass through the bottom side of the material. Thanks for your question and have a great day!
The table will fit a 48" long tile lengthwise. If you are doing diagonal cuts (corner to opposite corner) on a 48" tile you will run into problems. Our tiles were 47 1/8", in order to get a clean rip, we had to cut the beginning of the far end of the tile a couple of inches and run a score line with the blade down the rest of the tile. Then we had to turn the tile around and finish the cut from the other direction. We found with the tiles we purchased (porcelain) that doing this took only a few extra seconds but saved money by not busting the tiles. It also helps to have an extra hand on diagonal cuts. We could cut our 47 1/8" tiles diagonally the using the same method because they were 8 7/8" wide. Diagonally, the length of the cut came out to 48". I would use a "right triangle calculator" on the internet to figure out if your tile will fit for the diagonal cuts. All that being said, we totally recommend this saw. We are not professionals, just home do-it-yourselfers and this saw saved us tons of money on a large installation.
An adjustable clamping miter in the front right allows for positioning tile at any horizontal angle, the traveling arm holding the motor and blade can be tilted to the left and clamped in any position up to 45 deg.
Yes - the track of the head is adjustable, although somewhat difficult. There are two ball bearing wheels on each side (front and back) that can be shifted laterally to zero out the skew but it is a time consuming process. The factory adjustment on mine was "near" perfect but of course I wanted DNO. I will say that regarding slightly angled cuts and end break-off that my experience has been that a worn blade is usually the culprit because it causes the operator to apply too much pressure which will cause the blade to drift to one side or the other depending on how the blade has worn. Also, I have had brand new blades drift after several cuts which I attribute to faulty/unbalanced application of the diamond particles. The blades are so thin that any side resistance will cause them to skew to one side or the other. Someday I will have some larger diameter side stiffeners made and see if that helps.
Hello xl8er. Unfortunately we are unable to ship this product to Hawaii. Sorry about that. Should you have any other question, please let us know. Thanks!
Hi Pa, the saw can cut up to 2 1/2 ". Thanks.
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