This saw is all as described and more! I bought this saw cause my smaller 8" saw could not cut 12...
This saw is all as described and more! I bought this saw cause my smaller 8" saw could not cut 12" tiles on the diagonal. This saw is capable of cutting much larger tiles. Its easy to setup and take down. I used the blade that came with the saw and it worked flawlessly. It cuts straight and square right out of the box. The actual saw is a bit cumbersome and heavy if you are not used to heavy objects. This is definitely a professional grade saw. It came highly recommended by a pro tile installer I know. I did take advice in regards to the pump in that I have a separate clean water 5 gallon bucket that pumps water to the saw reservoir then when needed, i empty the reservoir and fill bucket with clean water. This practice is to give the pump more longevity. When purchasing, DO NOT FORGET to order separately the support stand specifically made to fit the bottom of the saw reservoir pan. The saw box is huge making someone think the stand is in it but its not.
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] As an advanced DIYer, I found that tiling projects offered not only a functional outcome, like fixing a broken bathroom wall or floor, but an interesting artistic opportunity. When I replaced carpeting with a hardwood floor, I had the opportunity to improve the quality of the installation, but also to include designs or wood combinations that added interest to the project. I had put in tile floors using rental wet saws, and rentals simply did not accommodate my two-demand priority: functional and artistic.
After a thorough read of tiling websites (including the well known and highly valuable John Bridge forum), the D24000 seemed to be a very highly regarded wet saw with lots of benefits. So I took the plunge (no pun) and rationalized I could pay for it by doing only a couple of modest projects. I have now had it for nearly a decade and have realized the accrued financial benefits as well as utility in a broad range of applications. My biggest project so far was a master bathroom project using porcelain tile on floor, walls, tub, and shower. This project included multiple tile sizes (up to 1'x2') and types, mosaic sheets, and decorative border sets (bathroom near final photo attached). The combinations required adjustments in cutting angles, depth adjustments, smoothing angular cuts, and other exotic ways to use a saw. I am not a professional, so learning on the D24000 was a straightforward and accessible goal. The standard cuts were easy, accurate, and clean without incident on the D24000. The rails were sturdily constructed leading to repeated accurate and smooth cuts. With porcelain, you will just need to change blades when see tipping beginning to occur. Once the rails were set, repeated cuts were remarkably accurate. Water control was so well controlled compared to "professional" rental units.
Even with a relatively large footprint, it was easy to fit in the bathroom being renovated (on the DeWalt stand) and easily moved about room through the project, and portable enough to carry (even for someone in their 60s). The excellent water control meant that using it in the room did not create problem wet areas. There were no anomalies of operation and a quality product from DeWalt. Even after ten years, there are no signs of wear or fatigue in construction. Since I have two more bathrooms to re-do, it is somewhat surprising that I am looking forward to the sheer delight in using the D24000. It was well worth the financial investment even for a DIYer (especially if you have multiple projects where you want quality outcomes). No guarantee on our design elements, but they will be unique, for sure.
Thank you DeWalt!
The saw overall is made with durable materials and has...
The saw overall is made with durable materials and has all of the necessary features you need for tiling work. Compared to the Ridgid R4092, you can tell it's much more heavy duty. Even doing a few test cuts, you can tell the motor is much more powerful. However, I've received two units that have had visible blade wobble that is translated into the cut on the tile. You can see the cut line is "flared out" as the blade first enters the tile. Tried 2 other brand 10" blades and same issue. Took a long time to get a hold of Dewalt support and their best option was ship it to a service center or return it to the store. Where's the quality control?
Response from DewaltProductExpertOct 1, 2020
Hi DB We appreciate your feedback on the D24000and are sorry to hear about the issue you are having with your product. This is not the kind of performance we expect from our products and would like to speak to you about this issue so we can assist you in resolving this to your satisfaction. Please contact support at 800-544-6986 reference case #12379283. We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you Deeris