In this post I am going to review 7 of the best and most commonly used wet tile saws to help you make the proper purchase. Most wet tile saws or also known as wet saws will cut through ceramic, glass and porcelain tiles.

Choosing the correct one will help you get the professional finish that you are looking for. Spending your hard earned money on the wrong tools or machine will leave you scratching your head and feel a lot of money wasted.

I have actually used these saws on jobs with my reputation on the line so you can rest assured that we have tested the machines to the fullest.

Here is a quick overview of this  article. First, we put together a comparison chart to compare each product’s features.  Then, we explain in detail about each product’s pros and cons. In the end, we have a buyer’s guide session to address frequently asked questions about wet tile saws.

Let’s dive in.

IMER Combicut 250VA Tile Wet Tile Saw

High quality for professionals
$
  • 2800 rpm 1.5 horse Power
  • Weight: 70lbs
  • 28 inch rip, 22 inch diagonal with3-3/4 inch depth cuts
  • Feed design: pump
  • Foldable stand
  • Adjustable laser alignment helps accurately align cut lines
  • Rip guide, angle guide, and laser guide
  • Miter guide for up to 45 degree cuts
  • Plunging head helps cut perfect openings for outlets and HVACs
  • Easy to Use and assemble
  • Durable
  • Warranty: 1 year

DEWALT Wet Tile Saw with Stand, 10-Inch (D24000S)

Professionals with medium budget
$
  • 4200 rpm 1.5 horse power
  • Weight: 69lbs
  • 24 inch rip, 18 inch diagonal with 3-1/8 inch depth cuts
  • Feed design: pump
  • Foldable stand
  • Adjustable laser alignment helps accurately align cut lines
  • Rip guide, angle guide BUT NO laser guide
  • Miter guide for up to 45 degree cuts
  • Plunging head helps cut perfect openings for outlets and HVACs
  • Easy to Use and assemble
  • Durable
  • Warranty: 1 year

RIGID 7 in. Wet Tile Saw with Stand (R4031S)

Professionals with tighter budget
$
  • 5700 rpm 2.10 horse power
  • Weight: 45lbs
  • 24 inch rip, 18 inch diagonal with 2.25 inch depth cuts
  • Feed design: pump
  • Foldable stand
  • Adjustable laser alignment helps accurately align cut lines
  • Rip, angle, and battery powered laser guide ​
  • Miter guide for up to 45 degree cuts
  • Plunging head helps cut perfect openings for outlets and HVACs
  • Easy to use and assemble
  • Durable
  • Warranty: 3 years

KOBLAT 7-in 1.6 Wet Tabletop Sliding Table Tile Saw with Stand

Professionals with tighter budget
$
  • 6500 rpm 1.6 horse power
  • Weight: 60 lbs
  • 24 inch rip, 18 inch diagonal with 2.25 inch depth cuts
  • Feed design: pump
  • Foldable stand
  • Adjustable laser alignment helps accurately align cut lines
  • Rip, angle, and battery powered laser guide
  • Miter guide for up to 45 degree cuts
  • Plunging head helps cut perfect openings for outlets and HVACs
  • Easy to Use and assemble
  • Durable
  • Warranty: 3 years

RYOBI 7 in. Tabletop Tile Saw

DIYers who plan to do a few projects
$
  • 3450 rpm 4.8 amps
  • Weight: 27lbs
  • 20 inch rip, 13 inch diagonal with 1.25 depth cuts
  • Rig and angle guide available
  • No water pump feed
  • No foldable stand
  • No laser guide
  • No miter guide
  • No plunging head
  • Easy to Use and assemble
  • Decent durality
  • Warranty: No

SKIL 3540-02 7-Inch Wet Tile Saw

DIYers who plan to do a few projects​
$
  • 4.2 amp
  • Weight: 18lbs
  • cut 12x12 tiles easily
  • Has tile guide when cutting tiles
  • Feed design: blade dipped in water
  • No foldable stand
  • No laser guide
  • No miter guide
  • No plunging head
  • Easy to Use and assemble
  • Not very durable
  • Warranty: 1 year

LEEGOL Electric 7-Inch Wet Tile Saw

DIYers who plan to do very minimal work
$
  • 3550 rpm 120 volt
  • Weight: 28lbs
  • Cut 12x12 tiles (max size)
  • Rip guide cuts angels up to 45 degrees
  • No water pump feed
  • No foldable stand
  • No laser guide
  • No miter guide
  • No plunging head
  • Easy to Use and assemble
  • Not Durable
  • Warranty: No

If you need a wet tile saw that can rip and cut large format tiles for hours at a time, this saw is for you.

It’s a heavy duty stand with the ability to easily and comfortably rip to 28 inch tile and 31 inches with plunge cuts. 

It cuts super straight out of box. This saw comes with a  laser cut guide, rip guide, and angle guide. You can cut any angle up to 45 degrees with presets. The plunge cut action allows perfect cuts for outlet and HVAC openings.

It also has forward and backward track stops, which will save your time for repeatable cuts. 

IMER is durable. It has very little plastic while most other wet saws are made more out of plastic than metal.

IMER is also fairly quiet,  easy to use and assemble.

The motor starts up slow and speeds up which prevents breakers from tripping.

So what are the areas IMER could improve? 

First, IMER is a bit pricey compared to other products. 

Second, it’s easy to set up, but it is large and a bit heavy.

Third, stock blades are not desirable. You will need to buy a good quality blade with the saw.

Fourth, water containment could be designed better so it would hold more water. 

Last, the cutting platform is metal and sometimes causes tiles to slide if not secured properly.  We recommend using a small clamp if you don’t hold the tile down well.

Overall, IMER is a high-quality product for a professional tiler or a contractor.

PROS

  • Easily cut large tiles
  • Cut straight out of box
  • Many presets available
  • Track stops save time for repeatable cuts
  • Quiet and durable
  • Easy to Use

CONS

  • A bit pricey
  • A bit heavy
  • Stock blades are not desirable
  • Water containment needs improvement
  • Tiles may need to be secured while cutting

The DEWALT D24000S wet saw is a great saw for a contractor starting out a tiling business with a medium budget. 

We have used this saw on several projects. This saw has an easy setup, cleanup and maintenance. It is the lightest saw in the 10 inch tile saw category.

DEWALT has a lot of similarities with the IMER: it cuts super straight out of box.  It has a rip and angle guide(but no laser guide). You can cut any angle up to 45 degrees with presets. The plunge cut action allows perfect cuts for outlet and HVAC openings.

It has a warranty of three years, which is two years longer than IMER.

So what are the areas DEWALT could improve?

First, DEWALT doesn’t have a laser guide. It doesn’t cut as fast as IMER either. 

Second, stock blade is decent but will you will need to buy a new one. 

Third, because this wet saw uses a lot water, the water containment struggles to keep most of the water contained.

Fourth,  the sliding table cart sometimes gets loose and does not slide smoothly causing a nuisance.

Last,  stand legs could be stronger.

Overall, if you are a professional tiler with a medium budget, DEWALT D24000S will be an ideal tool for you. 

PROS

  • Medium price
  • Cut straight out of box
  • Many presets available (Rip and Angle Guide)
  • Lightest in the 10 inch tile saw category
  • Easy to Use
  • 3 years of warranty

CONS

  • No laser guide
  • Doesn't cut as fast as IMER
  • Stock blades are not desirable
  • Water containment needs improvement
  • Sliding table cart can get loose
  • Stand legs can be more stable

RIDGID R4031S is a great wet tile saw for a contractor starting out a tiling business with a tighter budget.

We have used this saw on several projects. This saw has a large motor and is very easy to clean with a drainable water plan. 

It’s definitely the best affordable wet saw on the market.

RIGID has a lot of similarities with the DEWALT but with a cheaper price: it cuts super straight out of the box.  It has a rip and angle guide.  It also has a battery powered laser guide. You can cut any angle up to 45 degrees with presets. The plunge cut action allows perfect cuts for outlet and HVAC openings.

It’s lightweight and easy to move around compared to IMER and DEWALT. 

Just like the DEWALT, it has a warranty of three years, which is two years longer than IMER.

So what are the areas RIGID could improve?

First, since lasers are battery powered, it can be annoying to look for triple A batteries.  We have left the laser on overnight countless times.

Second, it does not cut as fast as IMER.

Third, stock blade is not of good quality. You will need to buy a new one.

Fourth, the sliding table cart sometimes gets loose and does not slide smoothly causing a nuisance.

Last, stand legs could be stronger.

PROS

  • Affordable price
  • Cut straight out of box
  • Many presets available (Rip and Angle Guide)
  • Has a battery-powered laser guide
  • Easy to clean
  • Easy to move around
  • 3 years of warranty

CONS

  • Need triple A batteries available
  • Doesn't cut as fast as IMER
  • Stock blades are not desirable
  • Sliding table cart can get loose
  • Stand legs can be more stable

This wet saw is a great tile saw for a contractor  with a tight budget.

KOBALT wet tile saw is lightweight and can be setup quickly. 

 It has a cool extended arm that allows you to hold larger tiles in place.

It has a rip and angle guide.  Similar to RIGID,  it also has a battery powered laser guide. You can cut any angle up to 45 degrees with presets. Plunge cut action for outlets and HVACs.   

KOBALT wet tile saw has the best water containment designs. It contains more water than other models.  The extended water containment shield also makes it easy to clean. 

So what are the areas KOBALT could improve?

First,  it might need a small adjustment to cut straight out of the box. 

Second, the laser needed to be realigned a few times so it would cut square.

Third, since laser is battery powered just like the RIGID,  it can be annoying to look for triple A batteries.  

Fourth, it cuts slower than DEWALT and RIGID. 

Fifth, stock blade is not of good quality.  You will need to buy a new one.

Sixth, the sliding table cart sometimes gets loose and does not slide smoothly causing a nuisance.

Last, stand legs could be stronger.

PROS

  • Affordable price
  • Lightweight
  • Many presets available (Rip and Angle Guide)
  • Has a battery-powered laser guide
  • Best water containment design
  • Easy to clean
  • Easy to move around
  • 3 years of warranty

CONS

  • Need adjustments to cut straight out of the box
  • Need to realign the laser to cut square
  • Need triple A batteries available
  • Doesn't cut fast
  • Stock blades are not desirable
  • Sliding table cart can get loose
  • Stand legs can be more stable

This wet tile saw is a great saw for DIYers who plan to do a few small projects. 

It has many benefits to justify its affordable price:, quick setup, easy to move around, and easy to clean.

It has a rip and angle guide(but no laser guide). You can cut any angle up to 45 degrees.

So what are the areas RYOBI could improve?

First, it doesn’t have a stand or a water pump feed. 

Second, RYOBI doesn’t have a laser guide. 

Third, tile has to be pushed into the blade.Trying to push the tile into the blade faster and speeding up cut time causes uneven cuts and chipped edges.  

Last,  the blade guard tends to bend causing tile cuts to sometimes not be straight.  Stock blade needs to be changed with a better quality blade.

PROS

  • Affordable price
  • Rip and Angle Guide available
  • Easy to move around
  • Easy to clean

CONS

  • No stand
  • No water pump feed
  • No laser guide
  • Doesn't cut fast
  • More likely to cut uneven if not cutting slow
  • Stock blades are not desirable

This wet tile saw is a great saw for DIYers who plan to do a few small projects. 

It has many benefits to justify its affordable price:, quick setup, easy to move around, and easy to clean.

It has a rip and angle guide(but no laser guide). You can cut any angle up to 45 degrees.

So what are the areas SKIL could improve?

First, it doesn’t have a stand or a water pump feed. 

Second, SKIL doesn’t have a laser guide. 

Third, tile has to be pushed into the blade.  

Fourth, SKIL is pretty loud for its size.

Fifth, water has a tendency to shoot back at the person cutting the tile.

Last,  the blade guard tends to bend causing tile cuts to sometimes not be straight.  Stock blade needs to be changed with a better quality blade.

PROS

  • Very affordable price
  • Rip and Angle Guide available
  • Easy to move around
  • Easy to clean

CONS

  • No stand
  • No water pump feed
  • No laser guide
  • Cuts slow
  • Loud for its size
  • Water spreads everywhere
  • Stock blades are not desirable

LEEGOL wet saw is a decent saw for DIYers who plan to do a small project or two. 

It has the lowest price among the 7 products discussed in this article. It doesn’t require any setup, easy to move and store because of its small size.  

It has a rip and angle guide(but no laser guide). You can cut any angle up to 45 degrees.

So what are the areas LEEGOL could improve?

First, it doesn’t have a stand or a water pump feed. 

Second, LEEGOL doesn’t have a laser guide. 

Third, tile has to be pushed into the blade.  

Fourth, it’s loud,  has a cheap feel to it, and does not come up with a warranty.

Last,  the blade guard bends easily causing tile cuts to sometimes not be straight.  Stock blade is not recommended by us. 

PROS

  • Extremely affordable
  • Rip and Angle Guide available
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to move around
  • Easy to store

CONS

  • No stand
  • No water pump feed
  • No laser guide
  • Cuts slow
  • Loud
  • No warranty
  • Stock blades are not desirable

Buyer’s Guide

Wet tile saw is used to cut tiles, stones, pavers, and bricks.

For contractor who does several projects a year, RIGID would be the best wet tile saw.

For DIY and limited tile work, RYOBI would be the best tool.

Yes, if you would like to have a professional finish.

Wet tile saw would be the choice if you want a professional finish.

It depends on your use but you should have the ability to cut at least 24 inch tiles. These large format tiles are very popular now.

Wet tile saw can cut porcelain tile, granite, marble, limestone,  glass, pavers, concrete, and rock. 

However, it cannot cut either metal or wood. 

The answer is yes. But it defeats the purpose of the wet tile saw. Wet saws are used to stop the spread of dust . The water helps to create nice straight cuts. Without water, you will burn out your blade fast.

The answer is yes.  Wet tile saws can be dangerous. We need to take caution when using it. 

Because the saw is not provided enough water or the blade is worn out. 

It depends on the models. Some saws have a larger pan which helps the water from getting all over the place.

Most saws have rubber blade covers that prevent water and mist from spreading.

We always put plastic under the saw when cutting  to make sure water doesn’t damage the surroundings.

After continuous use, you can tell  the speed of cutting slows down and diamond coating wears off.

If tiles start to chip, it’s also a sign of replacement. 

If you are a professional tiler or contractor, buying a wet tile saw would be the best choice in the long term.

For DIY and limited tile work,  renting a saw would be a great solution.