1015-0003 Gemini Revolution XT Ring Saw Only
Gemini Revolution XT Ring Saw
The Gemini Revolution offers users and unique wet tile saw that specializes in intricate curve cutting. It is great for artists, professionals, and hobbyists alike. Choose from the three blade options, single-sided, double-sided or glass diamond blade, to be suit your needs.
- Cuts a radius, curve or straight line!
- 10" Diamond Ring ring blade cuts up to 2" thick materials
- The Ring Blade has no center giving you the ability to cut intricate designs and tight radius cuts as small as 1/2"
- Has 5 times more power (torque) than other 1.5 hp saws!
- Weight: 39 lbs
- 1 hp, 115V, high torque motor
- Makes curved cuts in 2" granite!
- One year warranty for motor
- NOT recommended this saw for intensive straight cutting
- Stand, slide tray and blades are sold separately
- Revolution XT Curve Cutting Saw
- Operator's manual
|Gemini Revolution XT Curve Cutting Saw Specifications|
|Power||Belt Driven - 1 hp|
|Blade Capacity||10 in Gemini Ring Blade|
|Depth of Cut||2 in|
The Revolution blades are very similar to the solid 10" diameter blades you will find on most wet saws. The difference is that our blades have no center, giving you the ability to not only cut straight lines but also make tight radius cuts. Because we run our blades at a much slower R.P.M. than the average wet saw but with far more torque, they give the user a much higher quality cut with far less chipping and in some cases superior blade life.
Questions & Answers (14)
Where is the water pump?
There is no pump with a ring saw. Because the belt that drives the blade also picks up and delivers water to the cut, there is no need for one.
When should I replace my wear parts?
The average life of the drive belt is two to three blades.
Do I have to use water with my Ring Saw?
Always use water.
What is the difference between a Ring Saw and a reciprocating saw?
Ring Saws cut while spinning in a perfect circle, so there is little or no vibration while cutting. Jig saws vibrate cut on the up stroke causing delicate pieces to break and wear out much more quickly than Ring Saws.
What is the difference between a Ring Saw and a band saw?
Ring Saw's spin in a perfect circle and cut in all directions. Band saws travel in an ellipse, can cut basically forward like a polliwog travels.
How can diamond blades cut hard materials but do not cut skin?
Skin bounces off of the diamond's riding over the bumps, but hard materials can not bounce so they get cut.
What does the Ring Saw cut?
The Ring Saw will cut any hard material including stone, granite, marble, glass, shell, non ferrous metals, acrylic, and plexiglass.
What is a Ring Saw?
A Ring Saw is a unique, patented saw, combining the best qualities of a band saw and radial saw.
What is the warranty policy on the Gemini Revolution XT Curve Cutting Saw?
Gemini Saw Company, Inc warrants the Gemini Revolution XT Curve Cutting Saw and all of its component parts to be free of defects in materials or workmanship. All of these components except wear parts* are under warranty for a period of one year from the date of purchase.
Note: Wear Parts include Blades, Bearings, Drive Belt, and Grommets.
Does a center keel come with the reconditioned revolution xt saw?
Yes, the complete keel assembly is included with the reconditioned Gemini Revolution XT Saw.
Is Gemini revolution XT tile saw is recommended for heavy use for the marble factory to be used daily?
adam al balushi
This is a skill saw that is not designed for heavy use.
1. It appears that there is a large working surface but I am not able to determine how much length there is before the piece is obstructed by the saw head. I own Tauras 3 and my complaint is that I am always having to back up in the middle of a cut. Does this saw have a similar problem?
2. Is the throat deep enough to saw a wine bottle? Is it adjustable?
3. Is the speed adjustable?
Both the Apollo and Revolution have stabilizing arms that may get in the way when cutting a wine bottle on its longest axis. Depending on the diameter of the bottles, you may have similar restraints that you encountered with the Taurus.
The stabilizer is removable, but it is not recommended to operate the saw without the top stabilizer.
The blade speed is not adjustable.
Does the sliding tray come with the Saw?
The sliding tray is sold separately from the saw and can be found here.
So the Revolution and the Apollo aren't for production /heavy use. What saw would be good for this?
That's correct. The Gemini line of saws is designed for more intricate curve cutting for decorative pieces. For intensive tile cutting, we recommend a 10" tile saw with a sliding tray and a continuous rim diamond blade (non-ring saw blade).
Ratings & Reviews
Cut the Curves
by Gridcraft -
This review is for an XT we bought 4 years ago. Just purchased a new one. The XT is one of a very few saws that allows for curved cuts in stone & tile, which it does fairly well once you figure out how to recut from a different angle on large format tiles. It's achilles heel, however, is the short life span of the bearings. We have devised a double-bucket slurry system to help with that, but the bearings still need to be replaced fairly often, and they are pricey! However, this newer version of the saw has felt backers & plastic caps to protect the bearings, so maybe they will last longer now? Most recommend as a project saw, definitely challenging as a production saw.
Curves are good
by Jennifer Pivovar -
Why settle for straight lines? I have cut an 18' long vine through a bathroom shower, cut trim around curved edges of fixtures, and this winter plan to cut large elliptical curve patterns in a stone floor. The vine was for fun, the trim is because I can, and the curves in the floors will mask the totally unsquare footprint of my 200 year old farm house. If I didn't have the Gemini I wouldn't even consider it. Besides, it's fun to see the reactions :).
by Matjaz -
Hi Very pleased with purchase and the people with whom I contacted. They are very customer friendly and able to listen and help. I really thank you again!! :) Greetings from the green Slovenia Matjaz
This saw was recommended to me and I own the Taurus 3 by the same maker so I was very disappointed when I received the saw and realized that the water system was so poorly designed. The 39+ pound saw must be completely removed (including the working area) to clean the water supply. This alone was a deal breaker for me but, also, the water container is opaque and completely enclosed with an opening just big enough for the blade. This makes it very difficult to see the sludge in order to clean it. Not the fault of contractorsdirect.com, they were very helpful in assisting the return. In addition to the reviews on this site, I read several reviews at other sites and none mentioned this problem. I am a smallish women so this is a particular problem for me, but 39 lbs. seems a lot of weight for anyone to have to lift every time the saw is used. Can't figure why no one else mentioned it.
Got rid of it
by Dennis Treece
If you know your way around small tools and have the time to do the frequent maintenance you might like this saw but you will also need lots of spare cash for belts and blades. We found it cut glass very well but it simply did not go long between maintenance problems. And it weighs a ton when you have to lift it off the bed to get at the gears and grommets and belt. Blades are pretty fragile so always have a spare.