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We love to say I told you so. 2015 has shown our wet tile saw ratings to be dead on. Updates:

1. BEAST by Lackmond

A professional tiler had this to say: “This Saw is The best I have had in 15 years.

Boom.

A contractor wrote: “MK and Target tile saws that aren’t even in the same league as the Beast”

Woah!

Another reviewer had this to say: This is simply the best tile saw I have ever used.

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Pay more, get more. Powerful machine that will light your tiles on fire.

2. DeWalt AKA Ol Reliable

Awesome saw! Should have purchased sooner instead of the cheap ones at the big box stores.

After setting tile almost 40 years this saw blows away all competition.”

Has strong motor, cuts straight, easy to assemble. Light weight. Easy to transport. I’m 100% satisfied.”

Powerful testimony right there.

Click here to research more reviews. The DeWalt D24000s (and D24000) is cheaper but what a difficult decision between DeWalt and Beast.

Here’s the deal: If $150 is a difference-maker to you right now, go with the D24000s. It’s still a great wet saw and you’ll get a top value. If money is less a concern, grab the Lackmond Beast.

And mind you, this buying advice is for the upper tier, elite level saws.

 

3. Skil with HydroLock

Saw is great, works fine for the lite work.”

“Perfect for DIYer.”

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Bottom line is this isn’t the best tile saw but it’s what we’d like to call best in its class. For those of you doing a DIY home project who don’t want to spend an arm and a leg, grab this puppy.

It’ll get the job done and you won’t have to pay gobs of money (like $80/day) just to rent one.

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Have you bought a tile saw recently? Great purchase or horrible experience – let us know! Leave a comment and fill our readers in on what’s the best wet saw for their dollar.

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The QEP wet tile saw worked flawlessly for cutting tile. As a DIYer, this tile saw works perfect whether you just started a tile project or you’re on your way to becoming a pro.

The QEP 83200 tile saw made cutting through the tiles easy as pie. The cuts are very easy, the QEP wet saw has great guides and is very stable while you’re cutting. Unlike a lot of other wet tile saws, you won’t get water everywhere.

When you put it together, it takes about 45 minutes which really isn’t too bad. Inexpensive and cheap price but great quality. 5 star rating.

Are you having problems with tile-cutting? The QEP 83200 24-Inch Bridge Tile Saw with Water Pump and Stand could be the solution to your woes. This bridge tile saw has a force of 1 ½ horsepower and an engine speed of 3,550 RPM. It can cut through all tiles even the toughest granite, marble, porcelain, and other masonry products.

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It has a cutting length of 24 inches and a cutting thickness of 1 ¾ inches. Its blade has a diameter of 8 inches and has a 10-inch continuous rim diamond blade included. It features a locking tilt-up blade guard that ensures the user quick and easy blade changes. Because of its adjustable head that can tilt 45 to 90 degrees, it ensures effortless and speedy miter cuts.

This bridge tile saw has an enclosed dual water pump that sprays water evenly to the diamond blade thus reducing friction and extending its life. Its rust-proof water tray made of fiberglass slides in and out easily for cleaning. It comes with a 1-year limited warranty.

Click here to see the biggest 2 complaints.

This QEP 83200 24-Inch Bridge Tile Saw with Water Pump and Stand is a great tool for cutting any tile size. You can achieve even the finest and thinnest of cuts with this product. It has a quick angle select for both vertical and horizontal directions.

It is able to provide straight cuts, beautiful miters and even the reverse edged ones. With regards to the blade, it may not be the best kind but you don’t have to change it yet and still be sure of good quality cuts.

Aside from providing a straight and clean finish, it does not vibrate too much which allows for easier usage. However, there are also some aspects of the product you should watch out for.

The angle cutting guide made of plastic feels a bit flimsy which makes me worried about its durability. Also, its laser guide might be in need of a micrometer to place it in the right position and keep it there.

To conclude, the product’s little flaws do not really affect the performance of the product in a big way. So this bridge tile saw is highly recommended for both experts and those who do woodworking as a hobby. It indeed has great features combined with a great price.

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While we absolutely love the Beast tile saw and rank it #1 in our power rankings, there are plenty of reasons not to overlook the D24000S. Let’s dig in.

Legendary is the word I’d use to describe the DeWalt tile saw. It’s been the standard tile saw of value-oriented professionals for years on end.

DeWalt’s wet saw got its break by starting as a household name synonymous with quality and has withstood the test of time by delivering on that reputation.

Before we get into price and the Lackmond comparison, how about a quick and dirty look at DeWalt’s pros and cons?

Cons

  • Assembly is easy but the instructions are lacking detail
  • Although portable and able to be broken down, moderately difficult to move
  • Saw and stand are bulky and take up significant room
  • Noise level is on the louder side, comparable to a compound miter saw
  • Stand that comes with the S model doesn’t adjust for uneven surfaces
  • Tray doesn’t drain all the water without assistance
  • Trays are made of plastic

Pros

  • Legit, super high-power motor that delivers
  • Rubber surface grips tiles securely
  • Smooth, precision exact cuts like no other
  • Durable and will last for a long, long time
  • Table is stable
  • Water spray nozzle is adjustable and coats the tile well with little spillage
  • Clean up is a breeze
  • Actually lighter than most tile saws in the same class but it is “heavy” at 70 lbs
  • Has a terrific removable/adjustable guide to make rip or mitre cuts.
  • Stand does adjust for height (but not uneven surfaces)

Click here to read why only 5 people out of 119 reviews gave the DeWalt 1 star.

4.6 Stars Overall

Whether you’re an ambitious DIYer or a professional, you’re going to love the DeWalt.

No, it’s not perfect. You can see some minor flaws above but the price is very nice at $769 vs. the quality. Given the features, durability, quality, and proven results, you’re getting tremendous bang for your buck.

The bottomline is you aren’t going to go wrong with DeWalt. We have it ranked #2 but guess what, our #1 ranked tile saw also costs nearly $150-200 more so take that into consideration along with your budget.

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The Tile Saw Stand Difference

One question a lot of people have is, “what’s the difference between the D24000 and the D24000s?”

It’s simple. The D24000 doesn’t come with a tile saw so it’s not priced into the package cost and the D24000s comes with it.

We recommend you get the stand if you’re in doubt because you’ll usually save some money ($10-$25) upfront vs. waiting until later.

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Summary

We have absolutely no problems saying we love the DeWalt tile saw. We love the best a tiny bit more but if you’re on a budget, the $150-$200 savings you get with the DeWalt might be all you need to tip the scales of favor.

Read our Lackmond “Beast” wet tile saw review to understand the differences between the two.

No matter what you decide, you will not regret buying this machine. It’s legit high quality.

Rating: 4.6 out of 5

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The SKIL wet saw is for small DIY projects. If you’re on a budget and would like to tile, this is a great value that can get the job done.

At the $100-$150 price range, you’re know you’re getting a basic tile saw. However, for a project like a small bathroom remodeling, that’s often all you need so there’s no need to spend more.

This will pay for itself in 2 days if you avoid costly rentals.

Cons

The water tray is small (you’ll have to fill it up every 20 cuts)
It does spray water every now and then
The guide is weak
Blade will probably need to be replaced after a 150-200 sq foot job
Difficult to get the fence to line up on non-fence cuts

Pros

Easy to assemble
Straightforward to use
Cleaning is no problem if don’t let the sediment pile up
Easy to make straight and angle cuts
The fence works well for straight cuts
Durable
Lightweight, mobile

Click here to read customer reviews and complaints.

Quick Summary

You can’t expect to buy a $100 tile saw and get $500 performance. Let’s be real, this isn’t a professional model – or even one for a big job.

However, if you just have a small kitchen backsplash job or shower retiling, this is a perfect buy. I’d say it’s a good, cheap tile saw and a good value for beginners or DIYers.

Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars

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When you’re researching wet saws, go by 4 criteria: reviews, price, features, and your needs/project. A few words of advice:

1) If you’re a professional, don’t go cheap. Get a high quality, commercial grade tile saw and you’ll save so much money.

2) Never rent a wet saw. You can buy a cheap tile saw for the same price or just a little more.

3) If you plan on doing more DIY projects in the future – as in you’re doing the kitchen now but you’re thinking about bathroom and sun room next, go for a top notch tile saw.

Ok, enough chit-chat, let’s run down the best tile saws for the money.

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I call DeWalt the classic. You just can’t go wrong with DeWalt. High quality machine, good value. Tons of features. Great for starting a tile saw business.

The Beast is going to be the next big thing for 2014. Early reviews say it lives up to its nickname with monster power and precise cuts.

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The SKIL 3540-02 is a great cheapie tile saw for getting through small DIY projects. You’re not going to make this into a professional tile and you’re going to miss out on some of the advance features but great value for DIYers and home improvement beginners.

Bosch is another new, top of the line with everything you’d expect from a $2,000 commercial tile saw for less than half the price. Expect a lot of 5 star reviews in 2014-2015.

The QEP is for intermediate shoppers. Not quite pro level but definitely better than the $100-$200 range wet tile saws.

This MK Diamond model is another great option under $100.

Looking for our top ranked wet saws? Read my blog on the best rated wet saws for 2014.

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As more reviews pour in, it’s clear there are some freaking awesome wet saws on the market! Here are the wet tile saws we think give you the best bang for your buck (All are between 4+ stars out of 5).

1. DEWALT D24000S Heavy-Duty 10-inch Wet Tile Saw with Stand – How can you go wrong with the DeWalt? Great name, 47/62 5 star reviews, high quality machine. Does the job. Plus it’s on sale right now.

2. Lackmond WTS2000LN Beast 10-Inch Wet Tile/Stone Saw with Laser, Worklight and Stand – This bad boy is the up and comer you’re going to start to hear the pros talk about. 10/12 five star reviews. Powerhouse tile saw with a jackhammer motor. More expensive but definitely top of the line quality.

3. Bosch TC10-07 10-Inch Wet Tile and Stone Saw with Folding Stand – Tilers that have the Bosch love it! Another dark horse in the wet tile industry but it’s quietly got a lot of happy users. 5/6 reviews are 5 stars. Click here to get a $120 discount if you don’t buy the folding stand.

4. MK Diamond 160267 MK-770EXP 1-1/2-Horsepower 7-Inch Wet Tile Saw – It’s not the best but it’s pretty damn good. The MK Diamond 160267 is a tough wet saw with a surprising about of power. Also costs less.

You can’t go wrong with any of these excellent tile saws. All come highly recommended with very satisfied customers. Another beauty is all come with free shipping option available (a real money saver) and depending on your state, most of you probably can buy them tax free online.

One more thing, Lowes and Home Depot usually don’t have them in stock. There’s some really good prices to start January 2014 off so don’t be bashful about locking in these nice prices now.

Here’s an unadvertised secret nobody knows: As I write this the DeWalt d24000s is at its cheapest price ever (below $700). It used to be $799.

Click here to see if the DeWalt is still on sale.

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The MK Diamond tile saw is a great wet tile saw that cuts with precision. It does many of the things more expensive wet saws do and after buying the MK 770, I can tell you it was a tremendous upgrade. Although it won’t last as long as professional grade saws, I think it can do just about as good a job for your average DIYer.

The MK Diamond MK 770 EXP has plenty of horse power and the 7 inch blade as all you really need. The water pump works really well. Highly recommended.

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The MK Diamond 160267 MK-770EXP 1-1/2-Horsepower 7-Inch Wet Tile Saw may be the answer to your tile-cutting needs. It is actually an improved version of the MK Diamond’s 770 Tile Saw and is said to have twice its horsepower for easier cutting. It also has a larger cutting capacity that improves its efficiency.

This wet tile saw can tilt its head up to 45 degrees which allows for quick and precise miter cuts. Plus, it includes a 7-inch MK-200 continuous-rim cutting blade, a water pump, and a rip guide. It is measures 37 by 22 by 23 inches and weighs 57 pounds. It also comes with a one-year limited warranty.

Click here to read the specs.

Aside from being lightweight, one of the advantages of the MK Diamond 160267 MK-770EXP 1-1/2-Horsepower 7-Inch Wet Tile Saw is that it has a user friendly design that makes it very easy to use. Also, it cuts through tile and gives it a smooth and clean edge. It can cut tiles as broad as 20 inches. It can also cut through travitine and slate just like cutting through butter.

Amazingly, this wet tile saw can be alternatively used as a handheld grinder just by removing the saw. However, you may notice that the water tube may get in the way of the tray and push it around. Plus, you may have issues with regard to noise brought about by its high-powered motor.

In general, this product is worth purchasing for professionals and most especially for DIYers. This is a solid wet saw that is fairly priced.

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This isn’t as cheap as it gets ($50 for bare bones) but the Skil 3550-02 model does come at a nice price and packs a punch in terms of quality per square dollar. Let’s take a look under the hood.

Basically what you have hear is a quality basic wet tile saw with good water capture and a good deal of extra power for $150-$160. That’s a damn good deal. Here are the BestTileSaws.com patented pros and cons:

Cons

  • You will get a little water spillage despite the containment system (keep a towel handy)
  • The water containment holder doesn’t come out so cleaning it out is annoying
  • It’s actually so light that sometimes a slight push can move the entire saw (you’ll want to put something weighted behind it)
  • The fence is moderately difficult to adjust and could have been designed better

Pros

  • Cuts straight
  • Compact and sturdy
  • Really good, noticeable power for its price range
  • Surface is aluminum, not plastic
  • Guide bar has indicators on both ends making it easy to level out
  • Extension works great for cutting larger tiles
  • Set up is easy – takes maybe 20 minutes at most

Click here to read customer complaints and praise.

Smaller Model?

Now SKIL makes another model wet tile saw that’s about $60 cheaper so you might be asking yourself why buy the more expensive model. Here’s why:

You’re going to be cleaning a lot more water and muck with that model.

Both are good wet saws at a cheap price (read our SKIL 3540-02 wet saw review) for the budget conscious but if you have the luxury of spending another $60, we recommend you go with this model to save time and effort.

However, if you’re only doing a very small project, we’d recommend the cheaper model.

You can’t go wrong with either as they’re both solid, quality products.

$150-$160 is a very nice price for something that’s encroaching on mid-range quality. Obviously you have to sacrifice some features at this price but it’s a great value for the level of tiling it’s at.

Click here to see what size of tile the 3550-02 can’t make diamond cuts on.

We have no problem giving the SKIL 3550-02 a strong recommendation for DIYers and beginners with a couple of smallish-average sized projects on their plate. You’ll really get a bargain if you were contemplating renting from Lowe’s or Home Depot.

Rating 4.5 out of 5

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to see what cuts one reviewer said you shouldn’t use the 3550-02 for.This isn’t as cheap as it gets ($50 for bare bones) but the Skil 3550-02 model does come at a nice price and packs a punch in terms of quality per square dollar. Let’s take a look under the hood.

Basically what you have hear is a quality basic wet tile saw with good water capture and a good deal of extra power for $150-$160. That’s a damn good deal. Here are the BestTileSaws.com patented pros and cons:

Cons

  • You will get a little water spillage despite the containment system (keep a towel handy)
  • The water containment holder doesn’t come out so cleaning it out is annoying
  • It’s actually so light that sometimes a slight push can move the entire saw (you’ll want to put something weighted behind it)
  • The fence is moderately difficult to adjust and could have been designed better

Pros

  • Cuts straight
  • Compact and sturdy
  • Really good, noticeable power for its price range
  • Surface is aluminum, not plastic
  • Guide bar has indicators on both ends making it easy to level out
  • Extension works great for cutting larger tiles
  • Set up is easy – takes maybe 20 minutes at most

Click here to read customer complaints and praise.

Smaller Model?

Now SKIL makes another model wet tile saw that’s about $60 cheaper so you might be asking yourself why buy the more expensive model. Here’s why:

You’re going to be cleaning a lot more water and muck with that model.

Both are good wet saws at a cheap price (read our SKIL 3540-02 wet saw review) for the budget conscious but if you have the luxury of spending another $60, we recommend you go with this model to save time and effort.

However, if you’re only doing a very small project, we’d recommend the cheaper model.

You can’t go wrong with either as they’re both solid, quality products.

$150-$160 is a very nice price for something that’s encroaching on mid-range quality. Obviously you have to sacrifice some features at this price but it’s a great value for the level of tiling it’s at.

Click here to see what size of tile the 3550-02 can’t make diamond cuts on.

We have no problem giving the SKIL 3550-02 a strong recommendation for DIYers and beginners with a couple of smallish-average sized projects on their plate. You’ll really get a bargain if you were contemplating renting from Lowe’s or Home Depot.

Rating 4.5 out of 5

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If you work professionally laying tile, there are several great options to choose from. We’ve reviewed The Beast and DeWalt D24000 tile saws with 5 star acclaim but we’re also very impressed with the Bosch TC10. Below is our breakdown.

Before we get into our patented bullet point pros and cons, we think it’s important to point out that the price might have recently dropped on this machine. It’s currently at $799 and if memory serves us, this was in the mid-$800’s not too long ago.

Really good news but you’ll like what it can do for you even more:

Cons

  • Water trays are mediocre, maybe a tad flimsy
  • Hard to lug up stairs because the wheels are small
  • Spray shield works well but it won’t contain every last drop

Pros

  • Precision accuracy right out of the box
  • Comes with folding stand with wheels (DeWalt stand doesn’t have wheels)
  • Cuts tile like butter (no need to push hard), makes very smooth cuts
  • Plenty of motor power
  • Bottom drain plug in the water tray makes draining water easy as pie
  • Very little water spillage makes for an easy cleanup
  • Relatively quiet for as powerful as it is, probably okay for most indoor use
  • Extremely stable and durable, high quality feel

Read the recent updates on the only 2 star review.

Where Does it Rank?

It’s going to be hard to sort out our top 10 rankings with so many high quality machines on the market. For all you professional tilers, here’s how we see it:

The Lackmond Beast is #1 overall because of all its features and outstanding reviews but it costs more so we can’t say its the best value. Read our glowing review of The Beast.

The DeWalt tile saw comes in at #2 and we label it as the best value. While we’re not so sure about that given everything we’re seeing about Bosch, we’ll give the yellow & black the edge because it’s been proven and validated in so many reviews. Read why we think DeWalt is on the money.

For now, we rank Bosch as our #3 dark horse but don’t hold us to it. There simply haven’t been enough customers writing in yet.

Clearly the TC10 model is easily a very good purchase and you can’t go wrong with buying it. If you do, please let us know what you think.

We can tell you this much: The competition is getting stiff!

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The Dewalt D24000s professional wet saw is phenomenal. Cuts are smooth. The precision is amazing and there isn’t a lot of vibration. Pretty light weight and again cuts are very easy to make. Costs a little bit more than other wet tile saws but the DeWalt will last you a life time. Super high quality tile saw and I highly recommend it to anyone who plans on cutting a lot of tile.

Power tools are very important for both DIYers and professional woodworkers. And perhaps, one of the best power tools a woodworker can get his hands on is the DEWALT 24000S Heavy Duty 10-Inch Wet Tile Saw with Stand.

This wet tile saw with stand is a light and ultra-powerful saw that is equipped with an efficient 1.5 horsepower motor that can cut through porcelain and stone. Its motor can tilt and lock at a 22.5- or 45-degree miter with positive stops for smooth, clean, and quick-angled cuts.

This saw can be used for renovating bathrooms or tiling a kitchen floor or backsplash. It has a lightweight and compact design that makes assembly and transport effortless. It has adjustable rollers that aid in the proper alignment of the table. It can tackle projects as large as 24 inches and 18 inches on diagonals because of its stainless steel cantilevering rail/cart system.

There is also an option to work with v-caps and pavers with a 3 1/8-inch depth of cut. It also features a dual water nozzle design that helps in positioning the spray on the blade correctly. With an optional rear and side water attachment, water stays in the 5–gallon pan and not on the floor. Its bottom is tub-styled and can fit into the included stand with the four molded sections. It also has plunge cuts for electrical outlets and A/C and floor registers. Lastly it has a removable cutting cart for trouble-free cleaning.

The the DEWALT 24000S Heavy Duty 10-Inch Wet Tile Saw with Stand may be one of the best power tools you can get your hands on. It has stayed true to every word. It is indeed lightweight, easy to assemble and move. It has a very powerful motor that can glide through any tile. This is no messy tile saw as water is kept in the pan as you work. However, I don’t recommend using thicker specialty blades with it. The motor may be quite loud but this sure is a workhorse. This wet tile saw is highly recommended.

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