Bought this saw to handle the demand of larger format tile. A lot of thought went into designing this saw. Very powerful, quiet and cuts dead on accurate. Cleaning the saw couldn't be easier. If you purchase this saw just be aware that the instructions are printed for saws sold in Europe. When changing your blade do not pay attention to the directional arrow stamped on the blade guard. In Europe they install the blade to spin counter clockwise. Even the arbor nut is removed opposite of what is stated in the owners manual. Called customer service at Contractors Direct and they were aware of these issues. Hopefully an American version owners manual will be available in the near future. Deserves six stars but had to give it only four stars strictly because of the lack of instructions not the performance of the 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). 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 Advanced Rail Saw
- Built-In Stand (with Wheels)
- 10 in G Slot Diamond Blade
- 45°/90° Sliding Square
- Dressing Stone
- Water Pump
- Wrench Kit
- Operator's manual
|Raimondi||Gladiator 85||Gladiator 105||Gladiator 130|
|Power||1.5 hp||1.5 hp||1.5 hp|
|Blade Capacity||10 in, 5/8 in arbor||10 in, 5/8 in arbor||10 in, 5/8 in arbor|
|Depth of Cut||3 in||3 in||3 in|
|Length of Cut||34 in||41 in||51 in|
|Diagonally Cuts||24 in x 24 in Tile||29 in x 29 in Tile||35 in x 35 in Tile|
|Weight||132 lbs.||141 lbs.||172 lbs.|
|LxWxH||50 in x 27 in x 31 in||57 in x 27 in x 31 in||68 in x 27 in x 31 in|
|Shipping||Truck on Pallet||Truck on Pallet||Truck on Pallet|
Ratings & Reviews
Most Helpful Reviews
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.
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.