Like we always say, when it comes to purchasing tile saws or any other construction equipment for that matter, it is important to consider the type of material being cut. What are its dimensions? It is important to be able to answer this question as tile saws have different functions and specifications.
In this article, we will share with you tile saw
factors and features to consider as you determine which particular type of tile saw is ideal for the job.
1. Snap/Rail Cutters. With this type of tile saw, you cannot make specialty cuts and you cannot use this to cut stone tiles. Snap/rail cutters are also not ideal for straight cutting.
2. Handheld Tile Saws. This type of tile saw is portable. Generally, it can be used for cutting jobs performed on a table top. Unlike a snap or rail cutter, it is ideal for touch-ups and specialty cuts. This is most often used for wet cutting with water supplied by a hose connection or by an onboard container. This can also be used for dry cutting, but wear a dust mask and expect dust particles to scatter around.
3. Table Top Tile Saw. With this kind of tile saw, the line of sight from cut line to cutting wheel may not be accurate. Additionally, the friction caused by pushing the tile saw on the table prevents smooth cutting. This, along with the depth of cut it can achieve, makes the table top tile saw not recommended for cutting pavers.
4. Overhead Motor Tile Saw. This tile saw allows for more control to make precise cuts. Note that this equipment is large and may require some assembly time. When wet cutting, it is important to have a fresh water delivery system that will continuously provide clean water to help achieve top quality cut.