For this post, I have put together a collection of the best tile saws currently available.
Updated: June 27, 2019.
These electric saws can be used to cut through porcelain, ceramic, glass, marble, and granite tiles and work most effectively when using a diamond blade with water as a cutting coolant.
Depending on the model, tile saws come in a variety of forms. For example, on large jobs, a setup similar to table saw or a sliding compound miter saw is preferred. This configuration makes it easier to make fast, straight cuts with consistent dimensions.
For smaller jobs or use in a confined area, a hand-held tile saw is often ideal, similar to a traditional circular saw. The main difference when compared with a traditional saw is the addition of the water line and regulator.
The following tile saws use the latest innovative components to meet your needs and help to ensure you do your best work.
So here is my list of The 10 Best Tile Saws.
1. DEWALT D24000S 10-Inch Tile Saw
The DEWALT D24000S 10-Inch Tile Saw features a cut line indicator and stainless steel rollers provide stable, accurate cutting to within 1/32 in. over 18 in. cuts.
Cutting capacity to rip cut 25 in. or 28 in. with a plunge, and cut 18 in. x 18 in. tile on a diagonal.
Powerful 1.5 HP motor.
Rigid aluminum frame and arm is built to last on the jobsite and maintains alignment of the blade and cart
Side and rear water extensions direct water back into the tub, keeping the workspace and surrounding areas clean.
Ability to adjust the pump's water feed and the nozzles at the blade in order to minimize water spray.
Integrated beveling to quickly make angled cuts up to 45°.
Convenient onboard storage for side extension, miter guide, blade wrench and hex wrench.
Lightweight folding stand easily sets up on the job.
Check out this quick video overview of the DeWalt D24000S:
2. SKIL 3540-02 7-Inch Tile Saw
The SKIL 3540-02 7-Inch Tile Saw features a stainless steel top that resists corrosion and an adjustable rip fence with miter gauge ensures accurate straight and miter cuts.
Stainless steel table top is resistant to corrosion.
Adjustable rip fence with miter gauge for accurate straight and miter cuts.
Bevel cuts tile from 0 to 45 degrees for flexibility for different cut types.
Blade cooling water reservoir keeps blade cool and minimizes dust and debris.
Includes 7-in diamond blade.
3. Lackmond Beast 7-Inch Tile Saw
The Lackmond Beast 7-Inch Tile Saw is capable of performing a Diagonal cut on a 18" x 18" tile and can execute a 24" rip cut.
Equipped with a powerful 13 amp direct drive motor rotates to ensure accurate 22.5⁰ and 45⁰ bevel cuts.
Includes a plunge cut feature makes it easy to execute v-cap cuts, cut-outs for wall sockets.
Features an innovative snake pipe water nozzle which allows for precise water control and placement while minimizing overspray.
Includes trays, side table, and beast scissor stand.
Durable steel pipe frame is constructed to withstand the toughest conditions.
Don't forget the blades.
4. Porter Cable PCC780LA 7-Inch Cordless Tile Saw
The Porter Cable PCC780LA 7-Inch Cordless Tile Saw features a sliding table that delivers 17 in. cutting capacity, allowing you to cut 12 in. X 12 in. tile from corner to corner.
Cordless power allows you to setup anywhere regardless of outlet availability.
Onboard miter square to help line up miter cuts and repeatable rip cuts.
Splash guard keeps water from spraying you.
Battery charge indicator which shows the user the remaining battery life per charge.
Simply remove the drain plug over a bucket to quickly drain water without a mess.
Includes roll cage for easy carrying and protection of the cutting cart.
5. QEP 22650Q 650XT 7-Inch Tile Saw
The QEP 22650Q 650XT 7-Inch Tile Saw features a powerful 3/4 HP motor that generates up to 3,600 RPM.
Features durable steel table and frame.
Includes rubber foot pads for stability.
Rip and angle cutting guides make accurate and repeat cuts easy.
Includes water recirculation system and reservoir to help keep your work area dry.
7 in. continuous rim diamond blade is positioned for cutting depths up to 1-1/4 in.
Table tilts for 22.5-degree and 45-degree miter cuts.
6. DEWALT DWC860W 4-3/8-Inch Tile Saw
The DEWALT DWC860W 4-3/8-Inch Tile Saw is a handheld tool with a powerful 10.8 amp (1,300 watts) motor.
Dust sealed switch protects the unit from contamination.
Features lock-on button to reduce user fatigue.
Ergonomic rubber molded grip to provide increased user comfort.
Includes 13" water line and regulator.
Compact and lightweight design is only 6.6 pounds.
7. SKIL 3550-02 7-Inch Tile Saw
The SKIL 3550-02 7-Inch Tile Saw features the innovative HydroLock System keeps water splash to a minimum so tiles can be cut in the room where they’re being installed.
Equipped with a durable rust-resistant aluminum table top and a
Sliding side extension that can be used to support tiles up to 18 x 18-inches.
Adjustable rip fence with miter gauge.
Allows for bevel cuts tile at 0, 22.5 and 45 degrees.
8. MK Diamond 158189-AMZ 10-Inch Tile Saw
The MK Diamond 158189-AMZ 10-Inch Tile Saw features a 115-volt motor that develops a peak 1-1/2 horsepower.
Cuts a 20-inch tile lengthwise and a 14-inch tile diagonally.
Locking blade shaft makes blade-changing a snap.
10-inch blade provides a 3-3/4-inch maximum cut depth.
High-torque AC 12.8 GE motor and Micro-V belt drive.
Fully integrated, precision guide bar for smooth travel.
Heavy-duty stand is durable for job site use.
9. Ridgid R4030s 7-Inch Tile Saw
The Ridgid R4030s 7-Inch Tile Saw features a powerful 9 Amp, 1-3/4 HP motor with a die cast aluminum table and heavy duty arm.
Die cast aluminum table runs on dual precision extruded aluminum rails, guided by sealed ball bearing rollers, provides solid material support and measurement marks for added accuracy
Exact-line adjustable laser alignment system assists operator in accurately align cutting wheel with the cut line.
Guard baffle reduces air turbulence to help keep water on the blade while removing excess water to limit misting and overspray.
Beveling head accurately position the head to make 0 Degree and 45 Degree bevel cuts
Plunging head allows controlled cuts for electrical outlets and HVAC registers.
High volume pump provides water to the cutting wheel.
Deep well wave wall creates barrier around pump well that extends pump life by blocking sediment from entering pump when in use.
Cut capacity is 24 in. rip, 18 in. diagonal and 2-1/4 in. deep
10. QEP 61024 24-Inch BRUTUS Professional Tile Saw
The QEP 61024 24-Inch BRUTUS Professional Tile Saw features a powerful 1-1/2 HP motor.
Locking, tilt-up blade guard makes blade changes quick and easy.
Fiberglass, rust-proof, water tray easily slides in and out for easy cleaning.
Includes a 10 inch continuous rim diamond blade.
I hope this list of the best tile saws was helpful.
If you think I left out one that is important or have a suggestion for a future article, let me know in the comments below.
Brandon Hubbard, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C