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Old 05-30-2011, 10:06 PM   #1
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Hello!

Picked up a Ridgid R4020 from Home Depot today to cut 4" ceramic tiles for my bathroom project. The saw has a lot of chatter and always knocks off the corner when I get near the edge. I am stuck with only one wall up and only two bottoms rows of end pieces in place.

Does anybody have any experience with this saw?

Should I try a new blade before returning it?

I still need to cut 12" marble floor tiles and I am not trying to replace pieces with chipped corners.

As sweet as it is I can bring myself to buy the DeWalt D2400. I still have this bathroom to complete, the master bathroom which will have tile to the ceiling and the entry foyer which will have a natural stone of some type in 18"

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Old 05-31-2011, 07:29 PM   #2
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I know this sounds silly, but it is a wet saw right? Are you using the rip fence to keep the tiles straight?

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Old 05-31-2011, 08:02 PM   #3
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That saw has been nothing but trouble. I would return it while you still can. That was a rush-to-market response saw to compete with the DeWalt...DeWalt won.

Our local Home Depot sold several of those saws and all were returned for various reasons before they pulled them from the shelves...so says a friend of mine that works there.

Do you have a Menard's in your area.
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Thanks for the reply!

It's back in the box as we speak. Will be taking it back tomorrow. I plan on taking a piece or pieces of the tile with me if they try and raise some stink. Never had a problem in the past with a return at HD.

Picked up a bridge saw from HF. Spent this evening assembling it and aligning the saw to the table. If it cuts should work fine for all my projects. Also picked up an angle grinder (air tool) to do plunge cuts and trimming. With 4" tile though I doubt anything will require a plunge cut.

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Picked up a bridge saw from HF.
HF, HF, what is HF? I comming up blank.

OH WAIT: Harbor Freight!

Oh-oh.

So...do you have a Menard's or not?
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Bud!

Saw is working fine, thanks for the concern. Trying not to start a new thread, about to get ready to address the sub-floor. I have some Durock Tile Membrane left from the kitchen. Bathroom floor is 62" x 83"


Should I:
  1. Apply a layer of plywood to the subfloor, then can I use this under marble?
  2. Use Aqua-Tough Panels (Durock if can't find AT), instead of plywood and apply mortar directly and skip membrane, under marble.
  3. Use Aqua-Tough (Durock if can't find AT), Durock Tile Membrane under marble.
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Actually going to do 1/4" Durock and use remainder of Hydro-Barrier.

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