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Topic by Hermando posted 04-11-2012 03:45 PM 5085 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Hermando

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04-11-2012 03:45 PM

Hello, I was hoping to get some opinions on purchasing a hand held tile saw. I have been looking at a couple that would give me a bit more versatility when working with tile projects. I have an MK 370 Table Wet Saw, which is great, but would like a more mobile saw for difficult cuts. I was looking at the Makita 4100NH which is only a dry saw and the Dewalt DWC860W Dry/Wet saw. Both are 4 3/8 blade size. Would a strictly dry saw like the Makita be as effective as a wet type saw with blade life/dust etc. I presently use a 4” grinder with a tile blade for cuts. Also Skil 3510 is a small wet/dry saw which may be another option since its cost is alot less.

Any opinions on advantages/disadvantages in owning one would be appreciated.

H.



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V31JoePalooka

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04-11-2012 06:13 PM

I have the Ryobi 18V ONE+ Tile Saw, P580 for the same reason. It has a water bottle for wet use, which I usually use. They are only $29.50 at home Depot. I, also, rent mine out often when a local tile worker has a small job or a repair job to do. I have no connection with Home Depot, by the way

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Hermando

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04-11-2012 08:54 PM

The Ryobi looks like a great unit, but the draw back is I do not have any of the battery tools from Ryobi. Makita made a cordless version I would be in good shape. But as a DIY – I am not using a saw like this to make a living, but to have on hand for a variety of projects. I think corded is the way to go for my goals. That is why I am looking at the 3 models

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GaryL

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04-11-2012 09:42 PM

I would go with any of the wet versions if you feel a need. I have a cheap Workforce that is very similiar to the Dewalt I picked up at HD on clearance years ago. The major difference in using a stationary wet saw and a handheld is of course the quality of cut. There will be alot more chip out with the handheld. If you can bury these cuts that’s fine, if not….ugliness. I haven’t used my handheld in years for any tile cutting. Mainly use it for cement board. I do all my cuts on the wet saw.

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V31JoePalooka

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04-12-2012 01:05 AM

I agree with GaryL, the wet is the way to go. My Ryobi is a wet hand held and came with one battery and charger. I have used it on a couple of half day jobs and the battery was still strong after each. As I had planned the jobs, I or my worker was cutting pretty steady for 2 1/2 or 3 hours while the other placing and or measuring. Normally for that length of a job, we take the table tile saw, but in both cases, the customers requested changes after we arrived. I am becoming more and more impressed with battery tools these days. As I maintain my own batteries, if one goes bad, I fix it, but I may have only one or two go bad a year. Not bad considering I rent most of these tools out as well. The only problem I had with the ryobi is one rental lost, broke or what ever the water bottle. I just ordered one from eRplacement parts.

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