Use the 90 degree angle guide to cut a perfectly straight line. Unlimited size of cut
Tilting Table for Bevel Cuts. Table tilts 45 degrees for beveled cuts
Free shock-proof case, two 8" diamond blades (one turbo, one continuous rim) included.
Universal arbor size 5/8".
Depth of Cut 1-3/8".
Cut the hardest of porcelain tile whether it is single or double fired. It also cuts marble, granite, engineered stone, natural stone, ceramic tile and terracotta
Stainless steel cutting table with water recovery system.
Only weighs 27-1/2 lbs, (12.5 kg)
Thermal overload switch
Cuts Porcelain, ceramic, glass, tiles, marble, and other materials
Includes shock-proof case, two 8" (200 mm) diamond blades (one turbo, one continuous rim).
Tilt-up Table for mitering up to 13-1/3" (334 cm) tile.
Tile Saw features a flat, open-table design as well as a large work surface for high visibility.
Adjustment knobs lock the guide in place to ensure parallel alignment to the blade.
7505 Tomecanic Astro 800 Electric Tile Cutter
Pretty good small saw, 1/11/2008 By gmikel(Mesa, Az., )
I am laying large 20 x 20 porcelain tile and the majority of my stright cuts are being done with a tile cutter. I needed a tile saw to do the corner cuts, door jam cuts, and other misc. cuts I could't do on the tile cutter. The saw has plenty of power to cut the hard porcelain tile. The work surface is really to small for those size tile. I invested in an expensive turbo porcelain blade which I feel has really made the difference in my smooth effortless cuts and no chipping of the tile. I had to build my own fence as the one on the saw was not going to work. As a whole the saw with the great blade is working very well for my project and no real complaints. It does spray water every where, however, but I'm sure the turo blade is partly responsible for some of that. The water tray can't be removed without first removing the lower blade guard and the blade too-a real inconvenience.
Does the job, 6/15/2006 By Junior(Washington, )
I opened the box with anticipation. My first thought was.... something is missing.
The nice looking mitre guide in the picture wasn't included. Just a single plastic injection molded piece that looked pretty minimalist and is only for 45 degrees, no adjustment possible. Needing to get this project finished I decided to use it anyway. Set up was quick and easy and using the included blade it worked great. A bit sketchy when cutting 45 degree angles using that stupid little plastic mitre guide though.
With some patience cutting the 45 degree angles, all the cutting was done in an acceptable fashion. Part way through the project I decided to try using one of those really thin blades. With a 12\"x 12\" tile, forget it. Smaller tiles, no problem. The safety guard bracket is thicker than the thin blades. When ripping a foot square tile, once it gets to the bracket the tile hangs up a bit. The bracket needs to follow the cut through the tile.
Being of thicker material than a thin blade this pits pressure on the tile, trying to spread it. Once near the end of the cut, that pressure breaks the tile. The solution for the big tiles is to just use the thicker blades, file down the existing bracket or make a new bracket from thinner material. I'll stick with the thicker blades as this will be used for only a couple of smaller projects.
If you've never cut tile before buy some cheap ones and practice with them until you really understand what to do and how to do it. Especially the mitre's. I would have been more than slightly cranky if the big tiles I broke were spendy ones. They were just some 99 center's bought from a building supply store for practice and to learn with.
All in all a good value for the price. It got the first project done and my face lift on that bathroom looks great. The saw should be easier for me to use now that I figured out it's quirks. Absolutely do not buy one of those thin blades if you are cutting foot square tiles.
No retailer want's to take back a used blade and refund your money.
A good saw for the money, 8/20/2006 By Do it all(Rochester , NY, )
Worked good for ceramic floor tile. Not so good with intricate cuts. Dont be in a hurry with setup or cutting and it will do a good job
perfect for what needed, 10/17/2006 By coavsgrl(Arvada,CO, )
wish it had a stand
Excellent value !, 10/29/2006 By ZIP(Thompson, CT, )
This saw stays put because it is heavy enough, its continuous rim blade goes through 1/4\" slate as if it were cheese. Excellent machine.
just what i expectd, 11/12/2006 By tile guru(appleton, wisconsin, )
First let me say that i have been a professional tile installer for 12 years and purchased this saw with the intention of it being a backup for my big bulky top rail saws.I had very low expectations for the included blade but WOW was that thing a piece of junk.The saw itself seems to have enough power and cuts well with a new blade.the handle on the case broke in the first week but the case did its job as the saw tumbled without incident.This saw will come in very handy on small jobs with small tile.
Small tile saw, 10/7/2007 By Red Rock(Utah, )
I bought this saw for my smaller tile jobs, quick trips, and as a second saw to just have around. Its worked out very well for my needs. The tilting table is a nice feature. Blade changing is awkward and the water tray is too small. I think with some better quality blades, it will perform better. I've used other similar style saws and this has been the best so far.
Works Great!, 11/18/2010 By Ed(Lawrenceburg, Kentucky)
I was working with slate tile 1/2 thick for a hearth for my woodburning stove. Setup was easy and the saw works great. Got the job done in no time. My wife primarily used the saw with my supervision and cut every tile to complete a beautiful job. So eay even a cave man can use it. No problems with tile breakage and works well with larger tiles. Water sprays everywhere though upon initail start up , just don't over fill the water tray and it keeps the mess down. Use outside where it dosen't matter. Great value! Price is right!