In 3rd Place – DeWalt DWC860W
Motor power: 10.8 Amps (1188 watts)
Max RPM: 13 000 rpm
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Weight: 6.6lbs (3.0kg)
Depth Gauge Included: Yes
Diamond Blade Included: Yes
Wet Cutting: Yes.
- Cheapest wet cutting saw in this comparison.
- Additional bevel feature for cuts up to lớn 45 Degrees – Only saw to lớn feature this.
- Easy access to lớn brushes
- Diamond Blade supplied is inadequate for cutting tile.
- Sub standard water valve unable to lớn fully stop water
- Bad water fittings.
- The heaviest in the group being compared.
Who Should Use This Saw:
- Brick Layers
- Casual Users
- Contractors working with Cement Board
- Tilers requiring a wet cutting back up saw
Taking a Closer Look at the DeWalt DWC860W
I have many DeWalt power tools in my arsenal for daily work and trang chính duties. From their excellent 18volt XRP battery system which runs cordless drills to lớn a work site radio, circular saw and others, sánh when I picked this saw up I was expecting the same amount of professional design and capability.
After all, their a trang chính grown American company that started manufacturing tools for good folks since 1924, they definitely know a thing or two about making a tool right?
Well yes and no when it comes to lớn the DeWalt DWC860W
Unfortunately it seems Dewalt took a shortcut in Research and Development and put a semi-professional product out for sale. From what I can tell this is DeWalt’s first foray into the tile saw and they may have a few things to lớn learn.
While it has a decent modern motor with a high RPM (13 000 rpm) and a nice cut adjustment system, everything else is marred by cheap design.
Let’s start with the negative first and work our way up to lớn the cream. Or if your a steak man, let’s eat the veges and mash first, then save the meat for last.
The Parts That Let Down The DWC860W
Before we begin I would lượt thích to lớn point out this handheld tile saw WON a few tile saw comparison reviews.
I am at a loss as to lớn how the reviewers came to lớn this conclusion.
As a tradesman working with such tools daily, I can’t help but think they never even saw the handheld tile saws let alone actually used one.
Instances lượt thích that were what made bầm make this trang web in the first place.
Let’s get back to lớn the DWC860W and it’s faults that were omitted in other online reviews.
The pressure switch is very small compared to lớn others and a lack of rubber shielding allows dust to lớn enter the switch mechanism during use.
Over time this dust will solidify to lớn a rock that will make the switch hard to lớn operate or jam it completely.
If you are working with concrete pavers this is a particular concern as your cuts create the thickest cloud of dust. The sludge created during wet cutting can also scum up this mechanism, something you should make sure to lớn wipe off during work with stone materials.
The arbor size is usually the same on all masonry tile saws at ¾ inches however DeWalt has used a different size that may cause trouble finding a diamond blade for it if an arbor adapter isn’t included.
The inadequate wet cutting system!
I believe the wet cutting system is the biggest let down of the saw and in fairness it should really place this saw at 4th place simply to lớn the fact it is sánh poorly built.
Cheap plastic abounds a system that requires it to lớn be water tight. Which this saw unfortunately isn’t.
You can attempt to lớn close the water flow completely at the saw but even at the tightest setting water still flows. I tự not see the point in including a tap if it doesn’t even work.
So in a practical stand point, every time you go to lớn cut your material you need to lớn walk over to lớn the water supply line and turn on the water then lập cập back to lớn where the saw is before it drenches itself.
Then after making the cut you need to lớn shut off the water again. I think you can see the problem here.
In a normal work day where you can easily make over fifty cuts or more, I cannot live with such a time waste and hassle. Also the water jet doesn’t supply adequate water onto the diamond blade, this is a concern when cutting particularly dense materials.
The plastic fantastic continues onto the hose fittings which are also plastic and of cheaper quality. For a reputable company this is disappointing to lớn see and hopefully this will be addressed in the next generation of saws.
Phew, that was a lot of veges! Broccoli and brussel sprouts even. Now that we chowed down the worst part, let’s enjoy our prime steak.
The Best Parts I lượt thích About The DWC860W
On a positive note I enjoyed the inclusion of a Lock-On button that will keep the saw operating without pressing the switch continuously.
I love this feature as on those nightmare days where I am cutting for long periods of time, I find my hand starts to lớn loose strength holding that button for extended periods.
Many times I have longed for this feature and DeWalt have heard my prayers.
DeWalt have also made the brushes easy to lớn access on the exposed outside of the saw. This results in less down time when the brushes wear out.
Due to lớn this being a wet saw I hope the threads are water tight to lớn keep the internal magneto dry in case any water splashes near that area. Considering the quality of the water feed system, it very well may happen.
The saw also features a beveling cutting system which may prove very handy for miter cutting in a wide range of materials. If you require a masonry saw with this capability, you are in luck!
Quick Summary of The DWC860W
This wet or dry power saw could have a life as a tilers saw with it’s easy access brushes, Lock-On button and nice 13 000 rpm motor, however if you need to lớn tự a lot of wet cutting I would give this one a pass.
Nice overall design and styling cues give this masonry tile saw a professional look but a few dollars skipped in R&D hindered this saw from being a proper daily saw in my eyes.
Pricing is reasonable and could suit a more casual user or someone working with concrete pavers or sheeting, work with stone materials should be kept to lớn a minimum. The beveling system is a unique feature on this saw and could be a winner for some. It’s a great saw for mostly dry cuts and the occasional wet cuts.
Do you think the DeWalt DWC860W is the right saw for you? You can get it here in time for your next project.
In 2nd Place – Makita 4101RH
Motor power: 7.9AMPs (1,050 watts)
Max RPM: 13,800rpm
Weight: 6.5lbs (2.9kg)
Depth Gauge Included: Yes
Blade Included: Yes
Wet Cutting: Yes.
- Great Build Quality
- Purpose built back cover to lớn prevent water ingress
- GFCI Plug built into cable
- Great wet cutting setup
- Nearly double the price of others in comparison
- Weakest motor in the comparison group
Who Should Use This Saw:
- Brick Layers
- Kitchen Installers
- Stone Masons
- Tilers requiring a dependable work horse with superior wet cutting ability
Taking a Closer Look at the Makita 4101RH
This is more of what I expect from a power tool giant lượt thích Makita. The 4101RH is a well-engineered piece of brilliance from the Japanese giant.
Makita firmly believes in the philosophy that “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” as I owned this exact saw back in the 90’s!
It may have had a few updates over the years but on the outside it looks identical to lớn my old Maki’ from the distant days gone past.
I surely tự not remember the inclusion of a ground fault interrupter on the power cord back when I had one. This is a very commendable move on Makita’s part as they are addressing the extreme safety risk that is water and electricity in close proximity to lớn each other. If you work with stone materials and wet cut a lot, OSHA will love you.
Let’s address the best bits of this all round great saw.
The Best Parts I lượt thích About The 4101RH
The Makita 4101RH has the best safety features I have seen on any saw simply due to lớn the fact Makita is addressing the issue of water and electricity with proper concern.
Since this is a tile masonry saw with wet cutting capabilities, Makita understands that water may go where it shouldn’t and cause a massive and life threatening problem.
Hence with the inclusion or the GFCI or a RCD as it’s known in other parts of the world, if the unforeseen may happen and electricity flows somewhere where it shouldn’t (up your arm for example) then the switch will trip and instantly shut off any electricity coming to lớn the saw.
Effectively saving your life or a severe burn.
Hat’s off to lớn you Makita.
While I have seen this feature on other saws, I lượt thích its particular inclusion on a specified wet cutting saw. Makita doesn’t stop there with the water safety as they have also included a specially designed cover for the rear motor to lớn make sure no water gets in there.
The rear of the saw is particularly susceptible to lớn water as its main armature coil is located near the back air vents. This cover protects the heart of the saw in case of stray water finding its way there. Considering that’s where the electricity is generated, it’s a wise decision to lớn have it there.
This design feature has been around since the 90’s.
I always found it humorous that the cover was held in place by a hose clamp, it almost looks haggard lượt thích a zip tie holding your siêu xe bumper on.
Obviously the system works as it has remained a feature over the decades sánh I am no one to lớn judge it’s inclusion.
Let’s dive right into the cream shall we, and talk about that wet cutting setup.
Best wet cutting setup!
Apart from safety the Makita also features a brilliant water system included with the tile saw.
Along with all the regular fittings that are made of quality metal materials on the saw itself, Makita also throws in 15 feet (4.5 metres) of water tubing, a water pressure regulator and a water valve.
No one competitor receives all these extras and this truly makes the Makita the superior in wet cutting abilities. Having a water pressure regulator should prevent any leakage problems due to lớn excess water pressure coming from the supply and ensure you get the water only where you need it.
Of course all good things must come to lớn an over and all that indulging in cream comes at a price.
The Parts That Let Down The 4101RH
All these aforementioned goodies tự come at a price as this tile masonry saw is the most expensive in my test by a wide margin.
For the price of this saw you could purchase two of the previously tested Makita 4100NH’s (according to lớn prices at time of comparison). Make sure to lớn keep that in mind.
However while the cheaper 4100NH is more of an entry level tool, this 4101RH is pure professional and if you require a reliable wet saw for your job the price is easily justified and feasible.
It is the price point alone that affects the 4101H from achieving a top rank in this review. While it is great to lớn have a well-built wet saw, I am looking for the best daily tile saw for Tiling.
Quick Summary of The 4101RH
If you are a stone mason or anyone working with natural stone a lot then this would be the masonry tile saw for you. The price will easily pay itself off in no time and you will be sure it can perform hard all day for many years to lớn come.
The inclusion of a GFCI saves you from purchasing one and will keep OSHA and any work site foremen happy as well as your families when you return trang chính that evening.
A tried and true classic, the 4101RH is a reminder of the times when Makita only made the best tools and stuck exclusively to lớn manufacturing only in its Japanese homeland. While those days are now long gone, this saw still retains the old formula and reliability one can rely on every day.
Do you think the Makita 4101RH is the right saw for you? You can get it here in time for your next project.
In 1st Place – Hitachi CM4SB2
Motor power: 11.6 Amps (2,090 watts)
Max RPM: 11.500rpm
Weight: 6.2lbs (2.8kg)
Depth Gauge Included: Yes
Diamond Blade Included: Yes (if selected at checkout)
Wet Cutting: Yes (Some stores sell it without the water plug. See below for details.)
- Dust proof switch
- Lightest saw in class
- Highest power in class
- Similar price to lớn others in class, half the price of Makita 4101RH
- Most modern engine with innovations to lớn promote long life
- Time consuming to lớn replace brushes
- It dosen’t float
Who Should Use This Saw:
- Tilers requiring a reliable and versatile work horse for everyday
- Brick Layers
- Contractors working with cement board
- Any one working with Pavers
- Casual Users
- Stone Masons
- Kitchen Installers
Taking a Closer Look at the Hitachi CM4SB2
Ladies and gentlemen meet your champion and the fallen hero that fell into a bucket of water. When I phối out to lớn find a replacement for my Hitachi CM4SB2 I didn’t expect to lớn over up purchasing another one.
Since my Hitachi tile saw was around 5 years old before it met its early demise and I thought there would be newer and better models available.
After researching and testing I was proved wrong, and how very wrong indeed!
It seems handheld tile saws are neither as a competitive nor as a hot market as a drill driver for example sánh manufacturers put out new models much less rarely then they tự popular tools.
Which is understandable from their view point but that sadly means we miss out on getting the latest goodies for our trades.
Nonetheless, when Hitachi phối about creating their version of a handheld tile saw they looked at what the other competitors were doing and simply made it better.
How much better is the CM4SB2?
Well for starters the CM4SB2 (try saying that in a hurry!) is the class leader when it comes to lớn motor power, with a massive 11.6 amps (2,090 watts) of power output coming from its modern power plant.
The max rpm is the lowest at 11,500 yet I believe this adds stability during cutting as you get a stronger cut with less vibration coming from excessively high rpm.
During cutting of any material I found the Hitachi tile saw to lớn be the most stable and controllable and with a class leading weight rating of only 6.2lbs (2.8kg) it is the lightest in its class which also adds to lớn its outstanding stability.
Hitachi has done more kêu ca just that however.
Unlike the other handheld tile saws, the CM4SB2 has a sealed armature core which protects it from the daily assault of dust and debris created from cutting tile, concrete and stone.
What’s an armature core you wonder?
The armature core is the central component of the electrical motor. It carries current across the electromagnets that live around it and creates an electromotive force, which in turns makes torque. This torque (or spinning force) is applied to lớn the shaft which spins our diamond blade and enables us to lớn cut!
Did I lose you there? Sorry, I’m no electrical engineer myself but I tried to lớn make it as simple to lớn understand as possible.
At the over of the day what it means to lớn us is, since that core is sealed from any outside elements, this keeps it protected and safe to lớn tự its job in a controlled environment.
This means it will be working at optimal performance for much longer compared to lớn other unsealed masonry tile saws.
How long you might be wondering? Well my unit was going on 5 years and still ran lượt thích a champ with no vibration or loss of power. If it didn’t take a dunk in the bucket I believe it could have easily gone for longer.
The One Bit that Let Down The CM4SB2
The brushes for the saw are the most difficult to lớn access out of all the saws tested. I would put this down to lớn the sealed armature core featured in it.
And by difficult I mean it requires you to lớn undo two Philips head screws and popping off the bottom plate.
A chimp could tự it.
After taking that off you have access to lớn the two flat head screws to lớn reach the brushes.
This operation is rare as brushes can last easily from a year or more depending on usage.
I use my Hitachi tile saw daily for multiple cuts and I can easily get a year or more use out of a single pair.
So don’t let this concern you. The added benefit of a sealed core far outweighs the extra two minutes it requires to lớn undo then tighten up two screws.
The Bits I Like About The CM4SB2
This sealed armature core also sida in keeping vibrations from this motor down. Remember that the core is rotating its central shaft at over 11,000 times per minute, sánh having the vibrations dampened and keeping your hand steadier is a big plus.
This factor also confirms why its better having a slower rpm rating as well; excess tốc độ will create excess vibrations.
The Hitachi CM4SB2 is also the only one to lớn feature a dust sealed pressure switch.
This is basically a big rubber glove over the trigger that allows easy pressure but is fully sealed against all the dust you will be making during a cut. A simple feature which helps keep the saw running for longer without replacing the main switch.
Now the Hitachi CM4SB2 wouldn’t be the top rated and best tile masonry saw if it wasn’t equipped for wet cutting sánh yes it does come with wet capability.
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Hitachi provides you with a simple tap that fully cuts water on and off.
I would have preferred if the tap was bigger as it can be hard to lớn turn on and off, this is where the Makita 4101RH trumps over it. As that saw has simply the best system however the Hitachi still manages to lớn get the job done.
Along with the water valve you receive vinyl hose, a water plug and rubber connector. While it is not the best feature of the Hitachi CM4SB2 they get the job done.
The water jet is powerful and supplies the saw with plenty of water during a cut. I have never had problems with a lack of lubrication and I can always adjust the flow via the tap located near the blade.
Like all over handheld tile saws you also get a depth adjustment plate to lớn control depth however with the Hitachi you cannot control the bevel for angled cuts lượt thích you can with the DeWalt.
Do You Want to lớn Know a Secret? I Actually Owned Two CM4SB2’s.
Meet Slim Jim and Wet Willy. My two Hitachi CM4SB2’s. Equipped for different duites they are my go-to team for most cutting duties
The one that got fried was one equipped for wet cutting but I also have one with all wet cutting gear stripped off along with the angle plate.
This was my everyday work horse used for cutting most common types of tiles lượt thích ceramic and porcelain that don’t require depth adjustment or wet cutting.
I found the saw much easier to lớn use due to lớn it’s lower weight and manoeuvrability compared to lớn the unit with all those extras.
If you are lượt thích bầm and require the use of a handheld tile saw every day I would recommend you also have a setup lượt thích this.
That way your day to lớn day life is easier with a lighter saw but also if it goes down for whatever reason, just pull out the other and you can continue with your work.
What tự you reckon I did after my wet cutting Hitachi CM4SB2 took a dunk?
I grabbed my everyday Hitachi tile saw, refitted the wet cutting components and got back to lớn work. That way I still got the job done and my work schedule wasn’t affected due to lớn this mishap.
The Hitachi CM4SB2 is also available at a great price which just seals the giảm giá khuyến mãi for bầm.
Over a few extra bucks over a entry level QEP tile saw I can have the best handheld tile saw available.
It’s a no brainer.
Quick Summary of The CM4SB2
At time of writing the saw was in the same price region as all saws reviewed except for the highly priced Makita 4101RH.
This should make it incredibly tempting for all you that are requiring a solid and reliable everyday handheld tile saw with wet cutting ability.
Not only will it out perform all overs but also remain by your side for many years to lớn come.
Buy some diamond blades and a spare phối of brushes and your phối.
I would recommend this tile saw to lớn anyone working with masonry, tile or concrete and wants a tool guaranteed to lớn tự the job.
It has the most power to lớn get through any material you throw at it along with the greatest stability due to lớn its internal core shielding and lower rpm range.
Do you think the Hitachi CM4SB2 is the right saw for you? You can get it here in time for your next project.
2020 Update on the Sale of the Hitachi CM4SB2:
1 – Due to lớn corporate restructuring, the CM4SB2 now carries the Metabo name, it’s still the same Hitachi tile saw and made to lớn the same standards.
2 – It appears that online sellers of the Hitachi CM4SB2 tự not include the few parts needed to lớn make this hand held tile saw a wet cutting saw.
As it is currently sold, it is a dry cutting tile saw only but I have found the parts needed to lớn make the Hitachi CM4SB2 Wet Saw Ready.
The parts are easy to lớn get and I truly believe it is worth the extra fistful of spare change to lớn buy the part and get the Hitachi tile saw and use it as a wet or dry cutting tile saw.
To turn the Hitachi CM4SB2 into a wet cutting tile saw you will require:
Masonry And Tile Saw Information Center
Tile saws are also commonly known as:
- Masonry Saw
- Electric Tile Cutter
- Wet Tile Saw
- Handheld tile saw.
- Wet Saw
- Portable tile saw
- Dry Cut Masonry Saw
If you refer to lớn this machine as any of those names then my list applies to lớn you as they are one and the same thing.
Just apply the type of diamond blade suited for cutting your material.
What is a Handheld Tile Saw?
A handheld masonry saw or tile saw is a small electrical saw similar in design to lớn a circular saw but it is much smaller and designed for single handed use.
It features a large handle at the top with the motor and cutting surface located perpendicularly beneath your hand.
This offers great control of the saw during a cut as it forces you hand to lớn go down not sideways.
This is imperative during cutting hard materials as any sideways pressure while your saw is inside the material may lead to lớn the diamond blade exploding.
Have you ever moved your hand around while holding an angle grinder?
You can feel the way it wants to lớn pull sideways, a tile saw does not have this sensation making it much more stable to lớn use.
I have cut many tiles on both an angle grinder and tile saw and prefer the saw ten times over a grinder.
Nothing compares to lớn the control and stability of this machine.
You have a pressure sensitive trigger beneath your finger sánh if you drop it, it will shut off, unlike a grinder that may keep running due to lớn its snap lock switch.
You also have a much sturdier grip thanks to lớn the large handle your hand can wrap around.
Two cutting machines for different purposes. Both offering their own unique advantages.
When cutting tiles I feel the grinders’ excessive rpms makes the machine pull away from the surface during a cut. (Of course you can buy a grinder with variable revs to lớn counter this problem.)
This makes you wrestle it towards the surface whereas a tile saws extra weight and different cutting angle makes it hold its line much better.
Please note that not all angle grinders have high revs, some models lượt thích the DeWalt DWE4557 offer a low 8500 max rpm or others lượt thích the Bosch GWS13-50VSP have a variable tốc độ function which allows you to lớn control the max tốc độ.
The advantage a grinder has over a handheld tile saw is it lighter weight which makes it easier to lớn hold for longer periods and makes it easier to lớn control for trickier cuts. Tilers doing the fancy scribe cuts will enjoy using a grinder for this very reason.
Another is it’s ease and tốc độ of changing a diamond blade on the grinder, whilst a professional tile saw takes a couple tools and care to lớn replace.
If you want a tutorial how to lớn change a diamond blade on a handheld tile saw, or to lớn replace the brushes, follow the links or use the tìm kiếm bar above..
I will let you be the judge but I prefer to lớn leave my grinder well clear of any tile cutting duties. Many fellow tilers swear by grinders but I bet they haven’t given a handheld tile saw a go.
One more feature the grinder is lacking is in wet cutting ability.
You cannot attach a water valve to lớn the grinder sánh the only cuts you can make a dry. While this is not a game breaker, it definitely cuts the angle grinder’s versatility in half.
Once you try a tile saw, there ain’t anything more. (My wife says I am a terrible poet, can you tell?)
Material cutting with a handheld tile saw is done thanks to lớn metal blades reinforced with diamonds. Hence the name, diamond blade. Industrial diamonds are embedded in the cutting area of the blade which enables the small saw to lớn cut through extremely tough materials like:
- Concrete, (including aerated concrete blocks for shower upstand ledges)
- Masonry (hence the name)
And most importantly for us in the tile industry,
And not just a specific type of tile but as my experience had shown there hasn’t been a tile material I could not cut with a tile saw.
From standard ceramic and dry pressed tiles to lớn all forms of vitrified porcelains no matter the thickness.I usually leave the cutting of such tiles to lớn a tile cutter lượt thích my TX-900N.
However any special cuts, essentially anything that isn’t a straight cut I handle that on my tile saw.
Need a circular hole cut for a water pipe?
No problem! After marking the position on your tile etch around the circle using the diamond blade. Just enough to lớn penetrate the glaze, then cut into the center of the tile, aiming to lớn get your diamond blade all the way through to lớn the other side.
Round cuts are easy on a Tile Saw. With small etches done around the radius you can then cut out the interior.
Once you have enough material cut out you will be able to lớn insert some tile nippers to pinch out the excess material.
I have been doing this for many years and found it is the quickest and easiest way for making such holes.
If you take care you can get a perfect round hole. It’s definitely an essential skill to lớn add if you haven’t already.
All thanks to lớn a tile saw.
However the masonry tile saw isn’t only capable of cutting such common tile types, it is also supremely capable of cutting tiles made from natural stone.
And Marble are just a few examples of what a good tile saw can cut.
Granted if you want capabilities lượt thích this you need a wet tile saw with a water valve system built into it.
This system allows you to lớn pipe water directly onto the diamond blade to lớn keep it cool and lubricated while performing a cut.
This is essential for cutting thick material or long tiles lượt thích 24x24inch (60x60cm) or bigger. This is due to lớn the extended running time of the diamond blade causes it to lớn heat up excessively.
Lack of water to lớn such a cut will result in factors like:
- Tile glaze melting off- often ruining the tile .
- Diamond blade unable to lớn cut
- Diamond blade getting damaged and ruined
- Diamond blade exploding (very rare cases).
Water lubrication during cutting also helps eliminate dust during cutting.
As there are no tile saws available off the shelf with a dust shroud, water is a great way to lớn control dust during cutting.
The water catches the dust instantly and turns it into a heavy powder, thus disabling it to lớn enter the air and creating a cloud.
What’s a dust shroud?
A dust shroud is a plastic cowl that fits onto a head of a tool lượt thích an angle grinder. It has a large spout that allows a vacuum cleaner head to lớn fit into the hole. When in use the vacuum sucks all the dust as it is created hence eliminating all dust created during a cut.
A grinder fitted with an after market dust shroud. Offering optimal dust extraction when coupled with a vacuum cleaner
Don’t have a cowl but have a buddy?
If you require a dry cut with zero dust then there is a way!
Have a person hold a vacuum cleaner hose near the cut line while you perform the cut. If the vacuum is running properly it should be able to lớn suck up most of the dust even if it’s a few inches away. I have used this method before when circumstances forced bầm to lớn cut indoors.
It’s not the best method, but it works!
Another feature of a wet tile saw is its small size and versatility.
Since there is no large table to lớn setup and due to lớn its small weight you can cut your materials in much less space over a full table saw.
This allows for quick setup every morning and an easy pack down at the over.
Spread out a drop sheet, lập cập out a power cord and plug her in and your phối.
This is great when working in a private residence or even apartment block where (if you’re lucky) you only have small balcony to lớn cut on outside.
I have to lớn mention however that I add another element to lớn this to lớn enable much easier cutting and not to lớn mention to lớn save my back.
I use a folding workbench lượt thích this Kreg KWS1000 Mobile Project Center.
This bench allows bầm to lớn cut my tiles while keeping the material stable and supported.
After years of cutting on buckets or my knee, a folding workbench is a much needed addition. Due to lớn its folding design it fits in the back of my work truck without issue.
If you haven’t got a folding work bench yet I highly recommend you get one along with your purchase of a handheld tile saw. It’s worth its weight in gold. You can thank bầm later.
The last point I would lượt thích to lớn make is that a tile saw is not just limited to lớn Tilers.
Most stone masons or kitchen installers I know have one. They are predominately working with stone sánh require a compact yet powerful saw to lớn cut their materials with.
Landscapers and any paver setters also have one as the tile masonry saw is extremely capable of cutting concrete pavers and stones for their work.
Brick layers use them to lớn make quick cuts and details in bricks and similar materials.
Another common use for a masonry tile saw is cutting cement board, equipped with a regular diamond blade it flies through, making the job effortless.
This versatility comes with the amazing assortment of blades available on the market in a range of styles and price points. The general rule of thumb is the cheaper it is the softer the material it can cut and its durability is nowhere near as lasting as a proper blade.
There are many different blade finishes in a tile saw blade. This is just a select few or a vast array.
Generally if you find a good blade it can last anywhere from 3 to lớn 6 months or more, cutting tiles daily in a variety of grades.
I have found great results from turbo blades such as this one and prefer to lớn use them over mesh designs due to lớn turbos having a wider cutting area. Check out some diamond blades while you cửa hàng and be sure to lớn add to lớn cart!
This helps keeps the blade cool from extra air flow and less rubbing from the majority of the blade.
Remember when purchasing a blade that you buy the corresponding size blade.
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The handheld tile saws we will be viewing today should all work with a standard 4inch blade. Also note the center hole is large enough to lớn accommodate the center shaft/arbor of your saw.
Most blades come with a washer to lớn accommodate the arbor of a masonry tile saw or a grinder. The previously mention turbo blade is ideal for your saw.
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