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Old 03-16-2011, 08:24 PM   #1
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I'm planning my first tiling project in my house. I'll be installing granite tiles on my kitchen counters. I've been looking online and there are so many options and so many reviews that frankly, it's difficult to make a decision. I want a wet saw that is not pricey (less than $300), accurate, very good quality and easy to use. Any recommendations?

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Old 03-16-2011, 08:51 PM   #2
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I bought one of these over ten years ago and it still works fine. You can cut up to 13" tiles with it. Pretty accurate too. I recently bought a 10" dewalt. I bought it mainly for the larger cutting capacity and water containment system. The MK saw would do fine for you. It's very portable and easy to clean.
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I bought an MK 101 from a craigs list ad a couple years ago, It ended up being at a pawn shop. It is a great saw and will most likely the last wet saw I will ever buy.It was used but in great shape and best of all I wont pout when it gets scratched or dinged. The guy listed it for $500. and I got him down to $275 I feel it was a bargin. So my advice would be to buy more than you need and don't pass up pawn shops or craigs list as there are great bargins to be had at both.
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MK101 for $275? What a steal!
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Good Vibes from MK Tile Saws. In 2000 my Tile guy had a water pump problem with a really old MK Saw. I went down to the MK factory in Torrance (LA County), went to the service desk, got the parts and a schematic, and fixed it for him.

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All,

Thank you very much for your suggestions and recommendations. I just purchased today the HF # 95385 based on price, reviews and bang for the buck. Rather than the HF blade, I got the MK Hot Dog 10". We'll see. I'll post my results in a couple of weeks when I'm done with this kitchen project. Thanks to all again.

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