Very few people know this but the truth is that putting up tiles is more about using the right tools, than any other covert or overt secrets. All you need do is make sure to use the proper adhesive, spacers and, most importantly, to cut the tiles to the proper dimensions so that they will fit perfectly with the spacers. Having said that, it is equally true that you do not need to spend a fortune to buy a good quality tile saw, but, depending on the volume of work you do per year, you may actually have to spend close to 800 dollars or as little as 100 dollars. So, when searching for the best tiles saw, our focus was not only on the features of the tile saw but also on its intended user. That is why, although we do encourage you to check out the following list where we have detailed the most interesting feature of each product, we also need to point out that you should read the in depth reviews that follow and consult additional reviews. There we have highlighted for you the most significant details about each tile saw as well as what type of buyer and for what purpose they should buy it.
|DEWALT D24000 1.5-Horsepower 10-Inch Wet Tile Saw||excellent||$$$$||Click Here!|
|Bosch TC10 10-Inch Wet Tile and Stone Saw||very good||$$$$||Click Here!|
|DEWALT D24000S Heavy-Duty 10-inch Wet Tile Saw with Stand||excellent||$$$$||Click Here!|
|Chicago Electric Power Tools 2.5 Horsepower 10" Industrial Tile/Brick Saw||excellent||$$$||Click Here!|
|SKIL 3540-02 4.2-Amp 7-Inch Wet Tile Saw||very good||$$||Click Here!|
|QEP 83200 24-Inch Bridge Tile Saw||good||$$$||Click Here!|
|MK Diamond 158252 Wet Tile Saw||good||$$||Click Here!|
|Master Cut 60089Q 120-Volt 3/5 HP Portable Tile Wet Saw||good||$$||Click Here!|
|MK Diamond 157222 MK-170 1/3-Horsepower 7-Inch Bench Wet Tile Saw||good||$$$||Click Here!|
|QEP 60020SQ 24-Inch Dual Speed Tile Saw||good||$$$||Click Here!|
1. DEWALT D24000 1.5-Horsepower 10-Inch Wet Tile Saw
The first 3 products on our list are focused more on high end professionals who require a high quality tile saw that is both powerful and also precise. In fact the DeWalt D24000 tile saw is the perfect example of what a professional tile worker should have in his arsenal of tricks. It is an incredibly light tile saw, weighing in at just 69 pounds, but it still manages to crank in a 1.5 horsepower motor with a 10 inch blade. It uses a cantilever 24 inch cart system that allows you to slice through any type of tiles in any way you need. The blade can even be lowered in the middle of the tile and it will cut straight down to create anything from a draining hole, to the perfect power outlet hole. The miter itself can be tilted to anywhere between 45 and 22.5 degrees, allowing to make various angle cuts. Granted, most jobs will not require this feature, and that is why this is not the tool for your average do it yourselfer, but a professional tile installer will inevitably come across the odd job where he will have to make this type of adjustment to the tiles. Finally, the DeWalt D24000 has a dual water nozzle system that allows you to keep the tiles from overheating during the cutting process.
2. Bosch TC10 10-Inch Wet Tile and Stone Saw
For quite some time now we have seen how DeWalt and Bosch have been trying to outdo each other in an attempt to corner the market. So it should come as no surprise that the Bosch TC10 is the perfect alternative to the DeWalt D24000. It is true that the Bosch TC10 has a somewhat smaller motor at 1.4 horsepower, but there is still the known fact that Bosch products stand for long lasting reliability. In terms the actual cutting process, we saw no difference between the two motors and could not tell that there was a 0.1 horsepower missing from the Bosch. In fact we rather liked the expanded water collection trays that made the job of cleaning the work surface once we were done that much easier. The blade is a 10 inch Bosch blade able to cut through both tile and stone, giving Bosch an edge over DeWalt. Finally, the aluminum base and frame were incredibly sturdy soaking up the vibrations and providing a somewhat smoother and quieter experience.
3. DEWALT D24000S Heavy-Duty 10-inch Wet Tile Saw with Stand
Of course, not to be outdone, DeWalt came out with the D24000S. It is the same tile saw model as the DeWalt D24000 that we have already talked about, but, in order to give it a more competitive edge they have included a sturdy work table support. As far as that being a sales gimmick, the ploy is obvious, but the truth remains that it does actually work like a treat. The legs of the table fold down underneath so that it is just as easy to carry as the original model, they barely add about a pound of weight, and they do allow you to keep cutting in a more comfortable manner. The only thing you should be wary when buying this product is that they ship the legs separately so you may have to wait for a couple of days until those arrive.
4. Chicago Electric Power Tools 2.5 Horsepower 10″ Industrial Tile/Brick Saw
Now that we have taken care of the high end professional segment of our readers we can really get into the bulk of tile saws that are geared more towards enthusiasts and do it yourselfers. The Chicago Pneumatic tile saw is, on the face of it, an even more powerful saw, than anything we have featured so far. It uses a dual capacitor motor to crank out 2.5 horse power of thrust that goes into a big 10 inch blade. And it does have that huge 24” cutting reach that both the Bosch and the DeWalt have. The professional tile workers will know that this is not a machine that will keep up with their needs for more than a year, but for a casual user that translates into a lifetime of upgrading tiles into their own home and perhaps their friend’s.
5. SKIL 3540-02 4.2-Amp 7-Inch Wet Tile Saw
As we finish the top 5 best tile saw part of our list, we have to mention that perpetual underdog of the power tools which is Skil. They have come up with a beautiful tile saw, the Skil 3540-02, which develops a more modest 4.2 Amps, powering a 7” blade. It is just enough to get you through almost any household project and you can buy it for peanut money, considering the prices of every other product on our list so far. In terms or reliability Skil does come up with excellent power tools for the average user and the 3540-02 tile saw certainly seems sturdy enough to cover a kitchen and a bathroom in tiles several times over.
6. QEP 83200 24-Inch Bridge Tile Saw
If you are willing to go a little bit off the bitten track of well known manufacturers you can sometimes find real gems like the QEP 83200. It develops 1.5 horse power, and it delivers them to a 10 inch blade with a 24 inch reach. The entire thing is mounted on a stand so it is a bit more difficult to store, but a lot easier and intuitive to operate. If you have a large enough storage space that you do not care about the size, it may make an even better choice than the Chicago Pneumatics tile saw we have talked about earlier.
7. MK Diamond 158252 Wet Tile Saw
The MK Diamond 158252 uses the smallest blade we have featured so far, 4.5 inches, and it develops a mere 0.5 horse power. However, it has two immensely important things going for it: it is dirt cheap, Skil level affordable, and it is just a little bit bigger than your average tile slab. It may be an useful piece of kit for an expert tile layer, for those simpler jobs where you do not need to carry your big gear with you, or, with a little bit of out of the box thinking when dealing with the need for power plug holes, it may even be a great tool for the home do it yourselfer. It is certainly the favorite pet tile saw of the entire team.
8. Master Cut 60089Q 120-Volt 3/5 HP Portable Tile Wet Saw
Interestingly enough, the MK Diamond’s big brother comes from a totally different manufacturer, and it is the Master Cut 60089Q. It has the same foot print as the MK Diamond, but it is about twice as thick. However, it delivers a bit more power at 3/5 horse power, and it uses a larger 7” diamond abrasive blade. It has a larger water reservoir, and it can cut thicker pieces of tile. The biggest advantage though is that it is even cheaper than the MK Diamond so it does make for an interesting alternative for home enthusiasts.
9. MK Diamond 157222 MK-170 1/3-Horsepower 7-Inch Bench Wet Tile Saw
MK Diamond also came out with a big boy tile saw in the form of the MK Diamond 157222. It terms of features it is barely able to compete with the Skil tile saw and it is a lot more expensive than it, but, it is an interesting alternative none the less. It uses a 7” blade powered by a 1/3 horse power motor, and it does look like it will last for a life time of home projects. In our trials we were very happy with how it worked so we decided to include it in our list of the best tiles saw options on the market today.
10. QEP 60020SQ 24-Inch Dual Speed Tile Saw
We are going to close our list of the best tile saw products on the market with a mid range product that will be a good choice for both enthusiasts and professionals alike. It is a bit too expensive for the first category and, perhaps, not as reliable as it should be for the second. But, for all its faults, the QEP 60020SQ 24-Inch Tile Saw does have a relatively low asking price, and it has some very impressive technical specifications like a 2 horse power motor, 10″ diamond blade, and its own folding table stand.