When it comes to having a wet tile saw 10 inches, then there is only one that gets the best ratings for price, longevity and overall performance, Dewalt.
Wet Tile Saw 10 inch
In 2005, I decided to start my own business laying floors such as hardwood and floating floors but also being a tile setter dealing with not just floors but all custom work as well. So when you first open up your own renovation business, you need to get some tools and a vehicle.
While I was an employee, I drove a 1/4-ton pickup that I got rid of and switched up for a 1/2 ton 4 wheel drive truck. So now that I had my truck it was time for essential tools and being able to cut tile and stone I bought myself a typical 10″ wet saw. Now where most of my work in the beginning was with stone rather than ceramic or porcelain I used the wet saw for everything at first and bought a tile cutter later on in the year. You see the best way was to buy the essential tools required to get started, then keep adding more tools as I made more money to pay cash later on after the initial start up.
So there I was using my new 10″ wet saw when after about nine months she packed in on me as I was finishing up on a job. Needless to say, I was not impressed that after nine months my saw was garbage. So I went looking for a replacement the next morning after I was going to pick up some fasteners from a store in one of our industrial parks. There she was the Dewalt D24000S Heavy-Duty 10-inch Wet Saw with Stand sitting in the middle of the shop floor. I asked the store owners why they were selling a wet saw when their store had nothing to do with selling tile setter supplies. Their reply was, this is a new product by Dewalt and with our regular stock they were required to take and advertise at least one saw. I asked them how much it was and to my surprise they said our wholesale price so that we can get it out of the store and I said sold my truck is in your parking lot.
Well, that was about ten years ago, and the saw is still running strong.
You see the Dewalt saw has a stand that you can set the main tray on, then the saw body and sliding table sit on the tray. You then have two other tray sections to connect, one to the base tray and the second to the sliding table. The table also has a extension table assembly that connects on the right side that can also accommodate for the removable tile guide. The saw is capable of doing plunge cuts like a chop saw and also adjusts for 22.5 and 45 degree angled cuts. The way Dewalt engineered the setup of this saw was so much more convenient for transporting from job to job compared to my older one it was worth the money just for that. My first custom stone bathroom paid for the saw and it’s been profitable ever since just over nine years.
So after ten years of hard labor how does the Dewalt saw fair! Well, this saw also comes equipped with a surge protector, so when other tools draw power down on the lines, your saw will still operate correctly. After seven years, I had burnt the surge protector up, so I cut the cord and wired in a plug to finish the job at the time. With an extra three years later the saw still performs like a champ. Ten full years of never having service work. The equipment is caked with stone and tile dust embedded in all the plastic trays all over the saw body and sliding table, but she’s ready to cut some more. Every day I pull out of my driveway this saw comes along, typically I’ll mainly cut anything from1/4 inch to 1/2 inch mostly with some stone 1 1/4 inch thick. When I built my home, I ran 6-inch brick through and cut ledger bricks by raising the blade up in plunge cut mode to make a double pass by rotating the ledger peace under the blade to cut through the thickness. If you can get the table slider to go through the blade, she will cut through the material.
I have owned a few and used a lot of wet saws but the Dewalt D24000S Heavy-Duty 10-inch Wet Saw with Stand is my number one choice now, and until I see a new top of the line powerhouse of a saw I’ll keep cutting with my Dewalt.