Remodeling your kitchen or bathroom can be an expensive endeavor. However, simply changing the tile on an existing wall or adding tile to an empty wall can be an affordable way to transform the whole room. Tiles come in all colors, shapes, sizes, and designs. Tiling a room can change its whole dynamic. It’s a pretty simple process and with the right tools, it can be a DIY project.
Whether you choose porcelain tile, ceramic tile or stone tile, cutting tile to fit corners and edges can sometimes be tedious and challenging. The wrong saw can lead to broken tiles, chips, and rough edges. Choosing a good quality wet saw will help you achieve the look you want and save you a lot of time and trouble. Below is a list of the top 10 tile cutting wet saws and a little bit about each one.
10. Gotblatt G02770 Tile Wet Saw
This tile wet saw is made to cut through tiles that are made of all kinds of materials and up to 25/32 inches thick. It has a 4-1/2 inch blade in diameter. It features a built-in reservoir system. A power cord storage space and carry handle make it easily transported. It weighs only 13.6 pounds so it’s lightweight and easy to move from one room to another. A tilting table that adjusts from a zero to 45 degrees angle allows you to make several different tile cuts with ease and precision. This saw features a 4 ½ inch cutting blade on a 5/8 inch arbor. It moves at a maximum speed of 5300 RPM. The product’s entire measurement is 19.7 inches X 17.9 inches. For safety, a blade guard is included.
9. MK Diamond 157222 MK-170 7-inch Belt Wet Tile Cutting Saw
This 7-inch tile cutting wet saw has a powerful 1/3 horsepower engine that runs at a speed of 5500 RPM. A water reservoir made of thermoplastic prevents rusting and peeling. Other features include a 7-inch blade, a submersible water pump, and a rip guide that is adjustable. No batteries necessary, a power cord is included. At 15 pounds of total weight, this saw is lightweight and easy to transport. The manufacturer offers a 1-year warranty.
8. SKIL 3540-02 7-inch Tile Wet Saw
This tile cutting saw includes a stainless steel tabletop that can hold tiles up to 12 X 12 inches. For miter cuts, an adjustable rip fence with a miter gauge is included. Cross-cut capacity is 7.75 inches while diagonal 7.25 cut capacity is 7.25 inches. At 17.6 pounds total, this saw is lightweight and easy to carry. The manufacturer offers a 30-day money-back guarantee as well as a 1-year warranty. Features also include a blade cooling reservoir, a 7-inch blade, and a bevel to cut tiles from 0 to 45 degrees.
7. SKIL 3550-02 7-inch Wet Tile Cutting Saw
This innovative wet tile cutting saw comes equipped with a Hydrolock water containment system to prevent extra time spent cleaning up. With extra extension that slides from the side, this saw is able to support tiles up to 18 X 18 inches. Tabletop is strong and durable, made from aluminum. An adjustable rip fence with miter gauge allows for precise miter cuts. The bevel is able to cut tile at 3 different degrees, 22.5, and 45 degrees. Blade speed tops off at 3,600 RPM. The total weight of the product is 24lbs. The manufacturer’s warranty is available for one year from the purchase date.
6. SKIL 3601-02 Flooring Saw with 36T Contractor Blade
This flooring saw offers a solid cut and is perfect for cutting laminate flooring. At a total weight of 30 pounds, it is fairly lightweight and easy to transport from room to room. It is able to make cross, rip, and miter cuts at 0, 22.5 and 45-degree angles. Rip fence and miter are both made of aluminum. With speeds up to 11,000 RPM cutting goes quickly leaving more time for installation. This electric corded saw comes fully equipped with an instruction manual for any operational questions or concerns.
5. MK-370EXP 1-1/4 HP 7-inch Wet Cutting Tile Saw
This professional tile wet saw is lightweight and portable. At 33 pounds it’s a bit heavier than other tile cutting saws on the market but still light enough to transport easily and worth the trade-off as it is sturdy and well made. It comes fully equipped with a blade guard that is hinged for easy removing and changing. It features a 45-degree miter system, plunge capability for cutting openings with ease, and a bar of gold plated guide bar for cutting smoothly with precision. A 1 year guaranteed manufacturer warranty is included from the purchase date.
4. Rigid R4030S 7” Tile Saw with Foldable Stand
This affordable and convenient wet tile cutting saw comes with a foldable stand. The tabletop is made from die-cast aluminum and has measure markers built-in for accurate cutting. Aluminum legs are sturdy and solid. It’s powerful motor cuts through tiles and pavers with ease. It features a cut capacity 24-inch rip, 18 inches diagonal, and 2 ¼ inches deep.
3. Leegol Electric 7-inch Tile Wet Saw
This portable wet cutting porcelain tile cutter table saw’s bevel cuts till from 0 to 45 degrees. Weighing in at 27.3 pounds this saw is easy to transport. Its rip fence is adjustable allowing for smooth straight miter cuts. Equipped with a water system, the water reservoir keeps the blade cool and helps to contain mess and debris. The motor generates up to 3,550 RPM and is powerful enough to get through the hardest of jobs. The manufacturer offers a lifetime warranty. Additional features include a spanner wrench, a nut driver, and an instruction manual.
2. Porter-Cable PCE980 Wet Tile Saw
This affordable portable wet tile cutting saw is outfitted with a roll cage that protects the cart and makes transport easy. Equipped with a miter square, this feature helps to line up miter cuts and rip cuts. Saw operator is protected from backsplash by a splash guard. Drain plug allows for easy water drainage when the job is complete. RPM is Features include a 7-inch porcelain blade, a miter square, and a blade wrench. This corded electric saw does not need batteries.
1. Barwalt 70852 Extra Large Tile Wet Saw Shack
Though this is not actually a saw, this accessory will save you a lot of time, trouble, and clean up when cutting tile. You will no longer have to brave the elements when using your saw, this tile shack offers protection from wind and a shield against all kinds of precipitation. Extra-large and sturdy this shack comes equipped with the aluminum framework and heavy gauge plastic sheeting with industrial-strength zippers. It is held together by stainless steel bolts fitted with secure aircraft nuts. Commercial grade Velcro is used at all connecting points. It measures at 47 inch X 60 inch X 62 inch. It collapses easily and comes with a heavy-duty storage bag for easy transport from job to job.