Features

  • Cutline indicator, rigid frame, and stainless-steel rollers provide cutting accuracy to within 1/32 in. over 30 in. cuts*.
  • 37 in. rip cut capacity (41 in. with plunge) and 18 in. cutting clearnace left of blade allows users to rip 36 in. x 36 in. tile in half.
  • 8-1/2 in. crosscut capacity is ideal for cutting 6 in. sills and 8 in. x 48 in. planks at a 30% offset.
  • 91 lbs. for portablility to and from the jobsite.
  • 28-7/8 in. width from column to cart edge fits through standard 30 in. door frames.
  • 15 Amp motor provides 1220 MWO for demanding applications.
  • 18 in. x 36 in. and 24 in. x 24 in. tile can be fully contained within the water tray system to help keep the work area clean and dry.
  • Integrated storage for the cart extension, miter guide, and wrenches keeps accessories with the saw during trasportation.

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Renting a Tile Saw

Cutting tile is unlike cutting other types of materials—breakage is common, and the risk of sharp, flying particles is very real. And this is not a tool that has other uses. It is used for cutting tile or stone only, nothing else.

Depending on the local tile saw rental rates, it only takes a few days of tiling before the cost of buying a moderately good saw is a better bargain than renting. As a rule of thumb, if you have only one room to tile and expect to complete the work in one or two days, then renting the tool probably makes more sense.

Available storage space might also be a consideration. With their water reservoir trays, wet tile saws are bulky, large tools. If storage space around your home is at a premium, you may prefer to rent a saw when you need it.

Pros
  • Better quality saw than you might purchase for yourself

  • No storage problems around your house

Cons Less economical for multi-day tiling Hassle of renting and returning tool

Our Verdict

For DIYers looking for a reliable tile saw that can handle a wide range of sizes and materials, the PORTER-CABLE PCE980 is our top recommendation. If cutting tile is only one part of your next project and you’re looking for a tool that can handle multiple jobs, consider the ROTORAZER, which boasts seven different saws in a single tool.

Is a tile saw hard to use?

A tile saw can be easy to use, however, it does take time, care and finesse to use the tool to the best of its ability. The tool only works as good as the operator using it.

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Another Option

If you have a small amount of tiling to do, or are simply replacing a few tiles, and would like the convenience and ease of a wet-saw, tabletop tile saws are available. These tile saws are less expensive, ranging in price from below $100 to $200. They look similar to a table saw but use a system in which the diamond blade is partially submerged in a water reservoir. They are smaller, less powerful, and somewhat slower than a conventional tile saw, but may be a good solution for the small-job DIYer, or if you are uncertain that owning a standard tile saw is right for you.

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