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Old 03-13-2012, 01:09 PM   #1
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Tile Saw Recommendation

I'm going to be doing some tile work at my house including floors, bathtub, and kitchen backsplash.

After doing some reading, I've decided to buy a rail saw, which I understand is more reliable for perfect cuts (though I'm taking the authors word for that).

The really good one featured in the book costs almost 3000 dollars.
I am thinking more in the $1000 range.

I know I could buy a lesser saw since I'm not a pro, but I don't mind paying a bit extra for something that's a quality item and makes the work easier.

Does anybody have a recommendation for a rail saw that will cut 18" tile diagonal (so I guess about 26") that is reliable and in the $1000 range?



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Old 03-13-2012, 02:47 PM   #2
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Actually, unless you're planning to do a LOT more tile work in the future, I'd suggest renting one.


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Old 03-13-2012, 02:54 PM   #3
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I bought one many years ago from Lowes, it's sold in the tile dept. It's some off brand but it has worked perfect and was well under $1000.00.
They also carry this one, http://www.lowes.com/pd_93023-70-D24...saw&facetInfo=
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I bought a $100 wet saw from the orange box store somewhere around 2002-3. Not sure how many square feet have been installed using it, but more than made my money back on it. It has done at least four kitchens, 6 bathrooms, and a couple entry ways. My current project even has visible cuts (not behind trim) and I am still pleased. Think we replaced the blade once.
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