Tiling Saw Preference -which one?
I have the $100 one. My dad bought it when we tiled their condo. We did a bathroom, small kitchen and a 14' x 15' hallway all with 12x12 tile - a decent amount of cuts. The saw held up fine.
My wife and I Just finished the backsplash in our kitchen last weekend - used the same saw. I did have to spring for a new blade, but the saw did the job and I made a pretty good amount of cuts since I used 3" x 6" subway tile.
Next spring I'll redo our 1/2 bath and use the saw again - I think it'll be fine for that project also. Beyond that ... not so sure.
For the record, I used it 2 days for each job, and at the end of each day I hosed it off with a garden hose and let it dry overnight - no problems.
If you are just doing a few weekend jobs I wouldn't worry about it.