As it seems there is more and more demand these days for large format tile (24"+), we had to do something. Our old MK 101 just isn't any fun with that big tile so we bought this saw. After using it almost full time for a year now, I can say this saw delivers quality cutting and user ease. We use both the Porcellana and the T3 Razor, and it will trim 1/8" off of a 24" rip all day long and stay true and straight with the trimming staying intact. Mitering is just down-rite fun. The MK had a bevel table that was a complete pain to rip a bevel on even a 12" tile. This saw gets it done with the same ease as a 90º cut. It's a heavy beast but the wheels and handles on both ends are helpful and one person can set it up in about 2 minutes. The only downside is they were a bit stingy with the adjustable square. It only works on the right side. I wish they would have thrown in the left (accessory) square.
I cannot say enough good about this saw.
Raimondi Gladiator Advance Wet Tile Saw
Rail pivots to a variety of angles for a perfect miter cut Optional collapsible table extensions on both sides Legs fold into the bottom of the water pan for ease of transporting Cast and extruded aluminum framework. Easy-to-remove polypropylene tank for easy cleaning capacity 10 Gal. Extruded aluminum cutting tables are more accurate than bent stainless steel tables. Material lock-down bar and Collapsible table extensions are optional. Floating blade guard remains in contact with tile to provide extra safety. Pivoting blade guard remains parallel with tile to ensure maximum cutting depth. Easy-to-remove polypropylene tank for easy cleaning. Capacity: 10 Gal. Heavy duty water pump and (2) jet nozzles (front or rear mounted) provide superior blade cooling. Sliding motor assembly with cast aluminum housing provided with 4 re-adjustable pulleys (double bearings, only 2 are adjustable). Includes 10" G Slot Porcelain Blade, dressing stone, wrench kit, user manual and 90/45 degree sliding square Rolling table extension and side square sold separately.
For cutting granite, marble, porcelain, single and double fired, bricks, cement, etc… Straight, 45° bevel (Jolly) & plunge cuts
Gladiator Rail Saw Features
|Raimondi||Gladiator 85||Gladiator 105||Gladiator 130|
|Power||1.5 hp||1.5 hp||1.5 hp|
|Blade Capacity||10", 5/8" arbor||10", 5/8" arbor||10", 5/8" arbor|
|Depth of Cut||3"||3"||3"|
|Length of Cut||34"||41"||51"|
|Diagonally Cuts||24" x 24" Tile||29" x 29" Tile||35" x 35" Tile|
|Weight||132 lbs.||141 lbs.||172 lbs.|
|LxWxH||50" x 27" x 31"||57" x 27" x 31"||68" x 27" x 31"|
|Shipping||Truck on Pallet||Truck on Pallet||Truck on Pallet|
Ratings & Reviews
Most Helpful Reviews
I bought this saw last september. I have been eyeing it for years wondering if it's worth the price you pay. Well, if you are a setter that is maticulous about how straight your tile is and how precise every cut needs to be like me than this is the saw you need to have. I do only high end custom tile work were the customer demands high quality. let me tell you this, I have never owned a tool that made me a better setter until I bought this saw. The first time i used this saw was on a job I had to set a 1000 square feet of marble/granite tile checker board pattern with a border and 1/16" grout joints. this saw cut the marble/granite to exactly what i needed. If you take pride in your work and can't stand crooked lines and cuts this is the saw to have.