Ryobi has come a long way over the years. With Ryobi you seem to get a lot of tool for the money, this wet tile saw is no different. Now I am not saying this is the best tile saw on the market, but for $130 you get a nice wet tile saw from a well-known company, Ryobi. This has all the bells and whistles the other table top tile saws have such as bevel cutting, an adjustable fence and great water management. The saw is pretty much set up right out of the box with very little to do. The tile saw cuts through ceramic, porcelain and stone tiles up to 1-1/4 in.
So who is this tile saw for? If you are a contractor cutting tile at least once a month, I personally think the Ridgid is a better saw. However if you’re a guy who cuts tile once a quarter for small spaces, this really isn’t a bad saw. Also if you’re a homeowner who is going to do their kitchen and bathroom and then not cut tile for a long time, this is a great saw. It has plenty of power and the water management system is great. My biggest fault of this saw is the fence. While it does lock down nice and stays in place, you can also lock it in a position that isn’t straight, so you do have to watch what you are doing. All in all for $130, it’s hard to go wrong.
I bought a Ryobi recently – it was less expensive than renting one a few times! I agree the one weakness is keeping the fence straight. I found using a framing square to set the fence helps…
“Ryobi has come a long way over the years.” I totally agree with this statement. I use to never pick up their tools when seeing them @ Lowe’s HomeDepot but ever since I purchased a cordless finish nailer I have changed my mind. I just may pick one of these up for small repairs.