Whats the Best Wet Tile Saw?

Deciding on what tile saw is needed will come down in the end to:
  • How much you plan on using it
  • The cuts you’ll need to make
  • How much you want to spend
  • Whether you want a handheld or tabletop

We break down the 5 best Tabletop Wet Tile Saws and the 5 best Handheld Wet Tile Saws below so you can find one that will best suit your needs!

When it comes to remodeling a bathroom or kitchen deciding on whether you’re going to use peel and stick laminate or stone tile will come down to whether or not you have a Wet Tile Saw.

Performing a bathroom remodel without a Tile Saw can be nearly impossible when you’re using harder materials like porcelain and granite.

Tiles and stone are often very brittle and cannot be cut with force or they break.

First, we’ve broken down the 5 best Stationary Wet Tile Saws all having different prices so you can best decide if a cheaper saw will suffice for the work you have or if coughing up a bit more money for a professional Tile saw is in order.  

Secondly, we have the 5 best Handheld Wet Tile Saws if your needing to be portable or have smaller and more intricate cuts to make. Handhelds are perfect for curved cuts you cannot make with a Stationary Tabletop Tile Saw.

If you don’t find the best suited Tile Saw for the work you have in our buying guide below, you can simply visit our full list of Tiles Saws available on Amazon.

HOW STATIONARY WET TILE SAWS WORK

At first glance, a Wet Tile Saw looks the same as a regular miter or table saw. Although they look similar they’re different in many ways.

A Tile Saw works by utilizing a diamond blade that grind’s through the tile or stone. Opposed to regular saws that have aggressive teeth that cut and rip through the material, a diamond blade is smoother and instead of cutting it grinds.

Because Tile Saw’s grind instead of cut they produce a lot of heat and friction. Therefore Tile Saws commonly use water to cool down the tile/stone while cutting.

A Wet Tile Saw has either a reservoir filled with water and a pump attached or will directly connect to a standard hose fitting. The water will pump through nozzles that are located by the blade to cool down and lubricate your cut.

Stationary Wet Tile Saws are almost always equipped with some sort of a water table or catchment feature that will collect the water runoff and spray produced from the nozzles.

Some models will even recycle and reuse the water runoff after passing through a series of built-in filters.

Most units will allow you to perform a series of cuts from straight cuts to diagonal cuts as well as angled miter cuts. When you start getting into more professional models you have cutting features that allow plunge cuts and small intricate cuts for getting around outlets and pipes.

DRY VS WET CUTTING:

Both wet and dry cutting have their place but you’ll most commonly come across wet tile saws, as an all around tile cutting machine you most likely are going to need a wet tile saw.

Dry Tile Saws are great for small cuts and softer material but often cannot be used for cutting harder materials and long continuous cuts as too much heat and friction will build up.

A wet tile saw is needed when cutting harder materials such as Granite or Porcelain to prevent heat buildup that would occur due to the density of the material.

STATIONARY VS HANDHELD:

Today there is a variety of wet and dry tile saws on the market.

There are stationary tile saws that are similar to a table saw or chop saw and there are handheld tile saws that are similar to skill saws.

Both have their appropriate applications.

Tabletop wet tile saws are great for larger applications and straight cuts as many have guided rail system’s to assist with cutting precision straight cuts. Tabletop tiles saws are also great for cutting straight or diagonal pieces with smaller tiles as with a handheld you’re having to hold the tile as while cutting.

Where a handheld tile saw comes in handy is when you’re performing intricate cuts and curves. Many handheld saws will have the ability to run a regular diamond blade but also be able to run a curved blade for making perfect curved cuts.

Handheld tile saws are also great for doing renovations when you need to cut pieces already fixed into place.

Handheld saws can also be used overhead for the extra tricky application out there.

SAFETY

Before you start using a Wet Tile saw its very important to wear proper safety gear.

Because you are grinding stone and tile, little pieces of stone can fly up and if you’re not wearing appropriate equipment you can get seriously injured.

It’s always advised to wear impact resistant safety glasses or a protective shield, durable gloves and ear protection as cutting can be loud.

Always ensure all cords are out of the way while working to prevent tripping and hazards around your work area.  

STATIONARY TABLETOP WET TILE SAWS

DEWALT D24000 1.5-Horsepower 10-Inch Wet Tile Saw

Features:

  • Motor Size – 1.5HP
  • Dimensions – 36 x 29.2 x 20.4 inches
  • Product Weight – 69lbs
  • Cutting Blade – 10’’ Diamond Blade
  • Max Cutting Depth – 3-⅛’’
  • Max Cutting Length – 24’’
The DEWALT D24000 is a complete beast of a machine that brings the average DIYer and builder a professional system at home that’s packed with features commonly found on commercial Wet Tile Saws.

Packed with a big 1.5 HP motor to cut through the hardest granite and any other materials your tiles are made from. The integrated stainless steel rail 

system allows the DEWALT D24000 to have the largest cutting ability of any Wet Tile Saw reviewed as it can do 24’’ continuous rips and 18’’ diagonal tile cuts. The D24000 comes with a 10’’ diamond blade and can cut tile up to 3-⅛’’.

Light enough at 69 lbs this unit can be set up and operated by only one person. Adjustable dual water spraying nozzles allow you to pick the exact flow of water needed to minimize overspray and mist that’s generated while cutting. Featuring rear and side water attachments that help contain water run-off and spray from the blade, great for working inside homes and in the shop.

DEWALT’s famous for there great warranties and this one is no exception coming with DEWALT’s three-year limited warranty, one-year free service contract, and a 90-day money-back guarantee.

The DEWALT D24000 with Tile Saw Stand is available with a folding stand that’s a lifesaver when working on long jobs day after day. Working without a stand will have you arched over pretty good by the end of the day from bending over for each cut.

60020SQ 24-Inch Dual Speed Wet Tile Saw with Folding Stand

Features:

  • Motor Size – 2HP
  • Dimensions – 40 x 22 x 47 inches
  • Product Weight – 103lbs
  • Cutting Blade – 10’’ Diamond Blade
  • Max Cutting Depth – 3-¼’’
  • Max Cutting Length – 24’’
The QEP 60020SQ is an all around amazing Wet Tile Saw. The included folding stand eliminates bending down making working all day a breeze.

The 60020SQ features dual speed capability for dialing in the exact material and cut you’re going to make. The QEP is very versatile being able to cut all kinds of tile, marble, granite, porcelain and other masonry products. Equipped with a high volume water pump that powers the dual spray system to evenly distribute water, allowing for a cleaner and smoother cut.

The QEP 60020SQ comes with a big 2HP motor to cut through the hardest granite and is pre-installed with a 10’’ continuous rim wet diamond blade capable of cutting a thickness of 3 ¼’’. The guided rail allows for 24’’ x 24’’ straight cuts and it can perform up to 14’’ diagonal cuts.

QEP includes in the purchase of this Wet Tile saw (1) convenient folding stand, (1) 10’’ wet diamond blade, (1) high volume water pump, (1) miter block, (1) rip guide, (1) set of wrenches for maintenance. Covered by a One year manufacturer’s limited product warranty upon registration after purchase.

Skil 7-Inch Wet Tile Saw with HydroLock Water Containment System

Features:

  • Motor Size – 3600RPM
  • Dimensions – 18 x 22 x 8.5 inches
  • Product Weight – 24lbs
  • Cutting Blade – 7’’ Diamond Blade
  • Max Cutting Depth – ¾’’
  • Max Cutting Length – 18’’
SKIL’s 7-inch Wet Tile Saw is one of the best Wet Tile saws for small home renovations. Mind you this machine wouldn’t be your first pick for a big commercial job, this is a great unit for a DIYer putting up tile in a shower or doing a kitchen backsplash. 

Don’t get fooled away by the smaller 7’’ cutting blade, it has an extremely durable continuous rim diamond blade, which makes precision cuts easy. Fully adjustable rip fence with a miter gauge allows for super accurate straight cuts and miter cuts at 22.5 and 45 degrees.

SKIL’s unique HydroLock water containment system allows you to operate the saw inside your home or garage without a huge mess that usually occurs when using a Wet Tile Saw. The durable rust resistant table top has a sliding extension arm that comes out to support tiles up to 18’’ x 18’’.

The 3550-02 comes preinstalled with a 120v plug allowing it to be plugged into the most common 120V household outlets. SKILLs Wet Tile Saw package comes included with (1) 7-Inch Wet Tile Saw, (1) 7-Inch Diamond Blade, (1) Blade Guard, (1) Blade Wrench. The 3550-02 is covered by SKIL’s extra long 3-year Benchtop Warranty.

MK-370 EXP1-1/4 HP 7-Inch Wet Cutting Tile Saw

Features:

  • Motor Size – 1-1/4HP
  • Dimensions – 22 x 35 x 16 inches
  • Product Weight – 33lbs
  • Cutting Blade – 7’’ Diamond Blade
  • Max Cutting Depth – 2’’
  • Max Cutting Length – 18’’
The MK-370EXP is starting to get into the more professional series of Wet Tile Saws. The MK-370EXP an invaluable resource to have if you’re thinking about performing or coming up to a large tile project.  

MK-370EXP 1-1/4 HP 7-Inch Wet Cutting Tile Saw
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Designed to be lightweight and portable the MK-370EXP only weighs 33lbs. As this machine is designed to be small and portable you do give up some of the larger cutting abilities a 10’’ has but don’t be fooled by the smaller 7’’ blade it can still cut up to 2’’ deep.

The 1-¼ HP high torque motor can perform straight cuts up to 18’’ and diagonal cuts up to 13’’. The MK-370EXP is equipped with a built-in 45-degree miter system, and is capable of making plunge cuts for cutting out outlets and other small openings.

The hinged blade gauge allows for quick change out of blades and easy maintenance. Included in the purchase of the MK-370EXP is (1) 7’’ wet cutting diamond blade, (1) water pump, (1) rip guide. The tile saw is backed by MK Diamonds 1 year limited warranty.

QEP 22650Q 650XT 3/4 HP 120-volt Wet Tile Saw

Features:

  • Motor Size – 3/4HP
  • Dimensions – 15.7 x 20.1 x 9.9 inches
  • Product Weight – 19.2lbs
  • Cutting Blade – 7’’ Diamond Blade
  • Max Cutting Depth – 1-¼’’
  • Max Cutting Length – Unlimited
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This is the second QEP model we’re reviewing. The 650XT is a great example of a relatively cheap Wet Tile Saw that’s great to have for renos and basic masonry work. While this Wet Tile Saw does cut hard tiles like granite it’s

recommended If you’re going to be cutting a lot of hard tiles and stones to purchase a bit heavier duty tile saw like the QEP 60020SQ or DeWalt D24000.

The QEP 650XT is equipped with small but powerful ¾ horsepower motor that produces up to 3600 RPM for demanding jobs. It has a 7’’ continuous rim diamond blade that’s positioned to cut depths of up to 1-¼’’.

The table that QEP has used for this Tile Saw is able to perform 22.5-degree and 45-degree miter cuts. While making cuts the saws water recirculation system and reservoir keeps all your work cool, clean and precise. The QEP 650XT is built with an extra durable steel table and frame that come equipped with rubber foot pads for stability and less vibration while cutting.

The featured rip and angle cutting guides increase cutting accuracy and make repeat cuts quick and easy. QEP covers this saw with a one-year warranty from the date of purchase.

HANDHELD WET TILE SAWS

DEWALT DWC860W 4-3/8-Inch Wet/Dry Masonry Saw

Features:

  • Max Cutting Depth: 1-⅜’’
  • Motor Size: 13,000 RPM
  • Blade Size: 4-⅜’’ Blade
  • Handsaw Weight: 6.6lbs
  • Miter: 45 – 90 degrees
DEWALT DW4738 4 3/8-Inch by .060-Inch Wet/Dry XP4 Porclean and Tile Blade
The DEWALT DWC860W 4-3/8-Inch Wet/Dry Masonry Saw is our top pick for handheld Wet Tile Saws. The DWC860W features a powerful 10.8 AMP motor

DEWALT DWC860W 4-3/8-Inch Wet/Dry Masonry Saw
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capable of running at 13,000 RPM, more than enough power to cut through hard granite, porcelain, concrete and other hard stone materials.

Weighing only 6.6lbs makes it ideal for all day use and work in tight spaces. The 4-⅜’’ diamond blade is able to cut up to 1-⅜’’ deep wet or dry and is capable of performing 45-degree angle cuts.

The DEWALT DWC860W utilizes water eliminating dust and small particles while cutting and increases the cutting performance by lubricating and reducing friction that causes excessive heat build up. The water’s feed into the machine from an included 13-foot waterline.

DEWALT includes in the purchase (1) 13-foot waterline and regulator, (1) 4-3/8-Inch DEWALT Diamond Blade, (2) Wrenches for blade changes (1) Instruction manual. DEWALT is known for their amazing warranties and that’s one of the reasons we like their brand of tools so much, this saw is covered by a 90-day money back guarantee, 1-year service warranty and an extended 3-year limited warranty.

Makita 4100NH 12 Amp 4-3/8-Inch Dry Cut Masonry Saw

 

Features:

  • Max Cutting Depth: 1-⅜’’
  • Motor Size: 14,500 RPM
  • Blade Size: 4’’ Blade
  • Handsaw Weight: 5.9lbs
  • Miter: 90 degrees
Alpha Porcellana 4-3/8" Diamond Blade, 20mm Arbor
Now while the Makita 4100NHX is a Dry Saw we felt like it lived up to most Wet Saws and needed to be included. 

 

The 4100NHX has a powerful 12 AMP motor for all different cutting applications that puts out 14,500 RPM. Compared to its extremely lightweight design, only weighing 5.9lbs, the 4100NHX has a high power-to-weight ratio making it very powerful and light creating less operator fatigue.

The 4100NHX is capable of cutting 1-⅜’’ deep with its 4’’ diamond blade and features an easy to use depth gauge that assists with making precision cuts. Even though it has a very small and lightweight design it can cut through stone, tile, and concrete.

Makita has equipped this little guy with a lock-off button that prevents any accidental starts and is double insulated. Included in the purchase is (1) Socket Wrench, (1) Spanner Wrench, (2) 4 In. Diamond Blades. Makita covers the saw with a 30-day Satisfaction Guarantee and 1-Year Warranty.

Alpha AWS-125 5″ Stone Cutter

Features:

  • Max Cutting Depth: 1-⅝’’
  • Motor Size: 12,000RPM
  • Blade Size: 5’’
  • Handsaw Weight: 7.2lbs
  • Miter: 90 degrees
5" Alpha Porcellana Wet Diamond Blade 7/8" arbor
The Alpha AWS-125 5’’ Stone Cutter weighs 7.2lb and is powered by a big 10 AMP motor capable of running at 12,000RPM, one of the most powerful motors in its class. It can Power through extremely Dense Materials like Porcelain, Hard Red Granites, engineered Stone and can be used either dry or wet to cut as deep as 1 ⅝’’. 

Alpha AWS-125 5
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Alpha came out with the AWS-125 to satisfy a need that was out there in the masonry world to be able to cut better curves and corners so they created the AWS-125 to be able to accept an innovative curved cutting blade.

The AWS-125 is great for finishing work or very intricate work. It includes a base plate that allows guides to be used in a multitude of ways and has included a self-stick felt strip that protects the surface your working on from scratches – great for finishing work and alterations on tiles already installed.

The built-in water feed system assists with cooling down your cuts, providing lubrication increasing blade life and limits the dust that is kicked off while cutting.

Alpha has addressed the issue of handheld electrical devices combined with water by installing a built-in GFCI protector (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) to cut off all electricity if any water is present inside.

Alpha includes (1) Storage case, (1) Guided Track.

Makita 4101RH 5″ Masonry Saw

Features:

  • Max Cutting Depth: 1-⅜’’
  • Motor Size: 13,800RPM
  • Blade Size: 5’’
  • Handsaw Weight: 6.6lbs
  • Miter: 45 – 90 degrees
Makita A-94605 5-Inch Turbo Rim Diamond Masonry Blade
The Makita 4101RH is a pretty wicked handheld Masonry Saw. The Makita 4101RH 5-inch wet-cutting masonry saw is powered by a 7.9 amp motor that spins the 5’’ diamond cutting blade. The 4101RH is capable of cutting 1-⅜’’ deep at 90 degrees and 13/16’’ deep while mitering at 45 degrees. 

Makita 4101RH 5
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The 4101RH comes pre-installed with a 5’’ wet cutting Diamond Blade. The 4101RH was made for wet cutting of tile, masonry stone, concrete and just about anything rock hard. Because there is water involved during operation, Makita has installed a special cover that prevents water from getting into the motor housing.

The 4101RH is equipped with the ability to run as a dry saw as well as a wet saw. Makita has a water pressure regulator and water valve that hook into 15 feet of tubing to supply the saw with water to assist while cutting.

Makita has gone one step further to create a safe Handheld Wet Tile Saw by providing an inline GFCI protector on the plug. The saw is quite loud running at 109 DB while cutting but that’s more than expected with the job being performed.

The Makita 4101RH weighs only 6.6lbs making it extremely light and easy to use in difficult situations. Included in the purchase is (1) 15 ft. of tubing, (1) water pressure regulator, (1) water valve. Makita covers this saw with a 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee and 1-Year Warranty.

Flex CS 40 Wet Tile Saw

Features:

  • Max Cutting Depth: 1.6”
  • Motor Size: 12,000 RPM
  • Blade Size: 5’’ Blade
  • Handsaw Weight: 9 Pounds
  • Miter: 45 – 90 degrees
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The Flex CS 40 has a powerful 12 AMP motor that’s capable of cutting through extremely dense and hard materials like granite and concrete operating at 12,000 RPM. The Flex CS 40 is able to accept cutting blades up to 5’’ and has a max cutting thickness of 1.6’’ at 90 degrees.  The CS 40 is capable of a tilting radius of 0 – 45 degrees.

Flex has allowed the ability to utilize curved cutting blades for those difficult cuts that come about around outlets and pipes. Flex touts that the CS 40 curved cutting design is safer and easier than their competition.

The CS 40 is equipped with a high-quality water feed system that eliminates dust particles while cutting and assists with lubricating the blade, without water there is an insane amount of dust kickup.

The CS 40 Wet Tile saw has an extremely handy sidebar handle for added stability while cutting. Another great safety feature that Flex has included is the built-in GFCI unit that will cut all power if any water is detected inside the unit or plug.

Unlike the other saws featured Flex does not include a blade and will have to be purchased separately. We have included a link above for an appropriate blade.