Best Tile Saws: Choosing Guide & Our Selections

Published on: January 23, 2022
Written by David Rowan / Fact-checked by Eric Devin

Tiles can add an extraordinary look to any floor. But you need some specialized tool to cut and install it properly.

The very first name that comes for cutting tiles is tile saw. It’ll help you to cut the tile nicely.

You’ll find a lot of variations while buying a tile saw. But according to the experts, diamond-coated blades are the most suitable blade for cutting tile.

tile saws choosing guide & our selections

Before buying a tile saw you should know other important features of a good quality tile saw.

And it would be easier for you to choose if you have a clear idea about the top-rated saws in the market.

Are you looking for a tile saw for your project? Here you can find different types of saws, bevel capacity, safety features, the size of the motor & maintenance has been mentioned.

I know it is tough and time-consuming to get all the information when you’re kind of in a hurry to buy a tile saw!

So I’m here with all the necessary information that can help you to pick the right tile saw for your project. 

Types of Tile Saws

You’ll find various types of tile saws while searching for the best one. But the common and useful types are-

Handheld Tile Saw

Handheld tile saws are coated with diamond powder and help to grind the tiles. But they are not powerful as a tabletop.

Tabletop Tile Saw

This type of tile saw is perfect for expert users. They have a powerful motor and do heavy-duty work. They are compatible with different types of blades.

How to Choose the Perfect Tile Saw

If you’re still confused about choosing the tile saw for your home or workshop, you can check the features of a good quality tile saw I’ve mentioned below-

Cutting Capacity

The most crucial fact that you need to check before buying a tile saw is its cutting capacity. In this case, you may think bigger is better!

But it’s not true.

You should be the one with which you’ll be able to move your cutting material simultaneously. If the saw doesn’t support this your working piece will be ruined.


You should choose the saw that will help you to cut different cutting pieces. The best tile saw can provide you with a high level of versatility. Which allows you to cut any type of material you want.

Bevel Capacity

A tile saw with good bevel capacity will allow you to cut different materials easily. In that case, 0- 45 degree bevel capacity can be the best choice. If you get a saw with other bevel capabilities, chances are high that you may need multiple tile saws.

Blade Size

Blade size of a tile saw is another essential factor you should check while buying one. For example, a big blade can give you a nice and better cut, you can also use it for a long time to cut various types of materials.

And you must choose the diamond-coated blade to have smooth edges on the tiles.

Water Source

There are two types of tile saws based on the water source, one uses a continuous water source and another one has its own tank. You can choose any of them according to your preferences.

Dust Collection System

You need to pay attention to the dust collection system of the saw. It helps you to keep your working place clean. So buy one with an excellent high rating for its dust collection system.


If you’re a professional worker and frequently carry your saw to different locations, you must select a saw with portability. For portability, you must go with the lightweight one.

But if you don’t need to move your saw to different places, you don’t need to bother about its weight.

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Motor Size

Motors of tile saws are available in different sizes. Select a motor with 1 hp or bigger than this, this type of motor is powerful and sits well on its blade. A saw with a big motor can also drive most speed while cutting.

Safety Features

Safety features like overload protection can’t be ignored while buying a tile saw. This feature will prevent the saw from getting overheated or burning.


Always try to pick the one with longtime guarantees so that you can get to them in case of any emergency after buying.

My Top Pick

If you’re trying to find the simplest overall, I like to recommend the DEWALT D24000S because it offers a rip hack to twenty-eight inches with a plunge, adjustable blade cooling nozzles, and a lightweight folding stand.

Quick Solutions

How Long Does a Tile Saw Blade Last?

It depends on the quality, size, and use of the blade. Some will last only for 12 hours whereas some can last for 120 hours.

Is It Dangerous to Use a Tile Saw?

Almost all saws are dangerous to use. You need to follow the instructions in the user manual that comes with the saw before using it.

What Type of Warranty Should I Look for?

It is always better to get the longest warranty. Look for at least a 3-year or higher period of warranty.

When do I Need to Replace the Blade?

If your blade is making weird noises or vibrations and doesn’t give the finishing as it did, you should replace it. It is better to always check your blade before starting to use it. Because you never know when it gets damaged.

View Our Selected Top 10 Tile Saws, Below

1. DEWALT 10-inch Wet Tile Saw with Stand (D24000S)

  • Motor: 1-1/4 hp; 
  • The depth of cut: 3-⅛ inches;
  • Maximum cutting size: 24-inch rip,18 Inches diagonal;
  • Weight: 69 pounds;
  • In the package: 10’’ diamond blade Wet saw and stand.

The reason that makes this wet saw from Dewalt our top pick is, it is equipped with the most flexible accessories. The cutting or power capacity and the quality are somewhat similar for a professional grade 10-inch saw from other renowned brands, but the freedom you get from a Dewalt wet saw is not comparable.

From the adjustable water nozzle, and water attachments to the alterable rollers for table alignment-everything is incorporated for one reason only, ‘user comfort’, so that you can rule your way with this wet saw. The machine is the most durable and has the highest quality. If you are making a living that involves tile cutting (say, contractors) then this machine can save you time and assure you of precision, workmanship, and convenience.

It’s a costly saw itself and the price is so high that it can shock you. If you consider the usability of the sturdy stand that is included, the price would seem tolerable.

Things We Liked

  • Durable and sturdy;
  • Adjustable features;
  • High cutting capacity;
  • Powerful. 

Things We Didn’t Like

  • Pricey.

2. Chicago Pneumatics 10″ Industrial Tile/Brick Saw

  • Motor: 2.5 hp; 
  • The depth of cut: 3-½ Inch;
  • Maximum cutting size: 24×18 square Inches
  • Weight: 90 pounds;
  • In the package: Wet saw only.

This saw is one of the rare breeds of wet saw that can be categorized as ‘affordable’ and’ professional’ simultaneously. It will best suit professionals who want to replace their old tile saw and own all the attachments they require. Because, to make this machine affordable, the manufacturer did not include any blade or stand with this package.

As this saw works with 10-inch blades, the cutting capacity is also impressive. You can cut up to tile with a 3-inch thickness, which suffices the need to cut floor tiles. This saw is also useful for cutting bricks as well, just make sure you use a segmented blade for that purpose. Like the powerful motor, the attached motor is also of high quality.

If you are new to tile cutting, then prepare to do some modifications to this tile saw. To keep the pump problem free forever, make sure you don’t run wastewater full of cutting bits of tiles through it. Another problem you will face about the dripping it makes. For this reason, you will never want to use this machine outside of your workshop. It’s heavy, so you won’t be able to do that if you even want to.

Things We Liked

  • Powerful motor;
  • High capacity;
  • Professional quality;
  • Easy to clean. 

Things We Didn’t Like

  • Very heavy; 
  • Not portable.

3. SKIL 7-Inch Wet Tile Saw (3540-02)

  • The depth of cut: is 45 Deg. : 1″, at 90 Deg. : 1-3/8″ ;
  • Maximum cutting size: cross cut capacity 7.75-in. and diagonal cut capacity: 7.25-in;
  • Weight: 17.69 pounds;
  • In the package: 7-in diamond blade.  

The problem with owning power tools is, you have to maintain the machinery to keep them serving you for a long time. Thanks to SKIL, they launched this 7 inches saw for you that its guide bar needs no maintenance to give you peace of mind. After every use, just pack it and forget it because it does not even need lubrication for smooth operation.

The water trays are placed in a manner that a single drop will not be seen on your workshop floor even after a day-long use. The side water trays will slide with the table as you cut the tiles. On the other hand, the rear water tray has airflow modules that prevent the water from going inside and saves the motor.

For all these advancements, you have to pay a lot for this tile saw that does not include a stand. Besides, you can’t move it single-handedly, you will need a hand to move it from site to site. Maybe this machine will suit commercial applications best. However, to keep your project sites dry this saw is proven to be successful.

Things We Liked

  • Clean and easy cut;
  • Works great cutting stone for ledger panel;
  • Simple but messy.

Things We Didn’t Like

  • Need to add water regularly.

4. MK Diamond 10-inch Wet Tile Saw (158189)

  • Motor: 1-½ HP; 
  • The depth of cut: 3-¼’’;
  • Maximum cutting size: 20’’ (rip) 14’’ (diagonal);
  • Weight: 115 pounds;
  • In the package:  Wet saw, 10-inch MK-100 diamond blade, fully submersible electric water pump and adjustable rip guide, etc.  

With monstrosity power and capacity, this 10-inch tile saw from MK diamonds is truly a jewel of its kind. From thin tiles to granite or marble everything can be cut as desired like butter with this machine. The provided MK blade also lasts for years, saving you the cost of replacement. Though, for a different purpose, you can change the blade easily using the shaft lock system.

Its motor seemed overpowered to me, after testing it. It comes with an excellent cooling system so that it never overheats abusive applications. Be aware of its weight before purchasing it, because it is the heaviest machine on this list. Some suggest setting up a permanent water line to use this machine more conveniently. For these reasons, I recommend this model for homeowners. The price is high, like other wet saws from this manufacturer we have reviewed, but for the quality, you won’t regret paying the price.

Things We Liked

  • Pro-quality motor and pump;
  • Easy blade changes;
  • Durable construction. 

Things We Didn’t Like

  • Not portable.

5. MK- 7-Inch Wet Cutting Tile Saw (370EXP)

  • Motor: 1-1/4 hp; 
  • The depth of cut: 2-Inch (51 millimeters);
  • Maximum cutting size: 18×13 square Inches
  • Weight: 33 pounds;
  • In the package: Wet saw 7’’ diamond blade, water pump, and rip guide.

This little saw comes with all the capacity of the professional grade saws and an affordable price. The bonus is, it can be handled by one person due to its lightweight. So, if you have a hobby to upgrade your toilet or kitchen every now and then, this is the saw for you.

The 7’’ blade is enough to cut tiles up to 18×13 size. Re-tiling a toilet or kitchen counter does not need more capacity, but cutting bigger tiles than this (for example, floor tiles) can be a little hectic.

Again, its capacity can be professional level, but still, I strongly oppose using this for professional purposes. Because the accessories and attachments are not sturdy enough to give you the support you need for professional tile cutting for years.

However, the positive thing about this saw is, it will save you from hiring a tile-cutting saw of professionals to renovate your interior. For the price, you can get several small projects with this wet saw.

Things We Liked

  • Affordable;
  • Portable;
  • Can produce miter and plunge cuts. 

Things We Didn’t Like

  • Not for professional use.

6. SKIL 7-Inch Wet Tile Saw with HydroLock Water Containment System (3550-02)

  • Motor: 7 amp; 
  • The depth of cut: 2-½ Inch;
  • Maximum cutting size: 18×18 square Inches;
  • Weight: 24 pounds;
  • In the package: Wet saw 7 in. Diamond Blade, Side Extension, Rip Fence, Miter Gauge, Blade Guard, and so on.

Skil always stays a few steps ahead of other machine makers in terms of advanced features, such as this tile saw. Its patented hydro lock system perfectly wets the blade but keeps your floor dry. So you can use it absolutely anywhere you want because it is lightweight too.  

The second best thing about this tile saw is its extendable aluminum table that gives this machine to cut larger tiles compared to other 7-inch models and stays rust-free. This machine is so easy to use that even a beginner becomes the best man for tile cutting. For professionals, this can be a portable saw for their small projects.

The only thing that is not good is its non-brand blade. I recommend using a good-quality blade to make your work flawless. Whether you are a professional or a beginner, this one is a good wet saw that leaves dry workplaces.

Things We Liked

  • Economical price;
  • non-dripping;
  • Lightweight;

Things We Didn’t Like

  • Comes with a poor blade.

7. Leegol Electric 7-Inch Wet Tile Saw

  • Motor: 5 amp; 
  • The depth of cut: 1 Inch;
  • Maximum cutting size: 12×12 square Inches;
  • Weight: 27.3 pounds;
  • In the package: Wet saw, spanner wrench, nut driver and so on.

Even a 7-inch wet saw with premium quality can be too much for your tiny project. Meet this ultra-budget saw from Leegol Electric. As this manufacturer is not well known, their products are not widely used as well. So, don’t keep over expectations from this machine. But the best thing is, this tile saw is protected by a lifetime warranty. For the price, such an offer is truly appealing.

Besides, it is compact; hence, takes little space to work and store, portable too. For small DIY projects, this saw will serve its basic purpose. But its motor is not powerful to keep up for a long time. Besides, its construction also seemed flimsy, may not be long lasting nor stand heavy use.

Things We Liked

  • Lifetime warranty;
  • Low cost;

Things We Didn’t Like

  • Not long-lasting.

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8. QEP 7’’ Tile Saw for Wet Cutting of Ceramic and Porcelain Tile (22650Q)

  • Motor: 3/5 HP; 
  • The depth of cut: 1-¼’’;
  • Maximum cutting size: unlimited;
  • Weight: 15.6 pounds;
  • In the package: Wet saw, 7 inches diamond blade, 8’’ side extension tables, etc.  

Who doesn’t want a budget saw with infinite cutting capability? Well, if you are a beginner or DIYer, then this saw can be great stuff to start your small projects. For professionals, its limited power won’t keep up the pace with you.

An innovative extendable flat table of this wet saw can house even 24 inches of tiles and let you cut any size whether it is rip cut or diagonal. The table has no frame, so there is nothing to stop you from experimenting with the tile’s size. Moreover, this machine comes pre-assembled, you just need to place the fence properly; add a little water and it is ready to go!

There are a lot of negative reviews about the tile saw, but I assume it is the result of poor assembly or less maintenance. But the poor response of customer service is true. Hence, think carefully before investing in it. It can save you bucks for small projects, but if luck does not support your side, the customer service won’t too. The choice is yours.

Things We Liked

  • Large cutting capacity due to the flat table;
  • Easy assembly;
  • Easy to clean.

Things We Didn’t Like

  • Poor customer service.

9. MK Diamond 7-Inch Bench Wet Tile Saw (57222)

  • Motor: ⅓ HP; 
  • The depth of cut: ½’’;
  • Maximum cutting size: 12×12 square inches;
  • Weight: 15 pounds;
  • In the package: Wet saw, 7-inch MK-100 diamond blade, adjustable rip guide, submersible water pump,  etc.

It is a baby version of the professional MK saws and is recommended for DIY purposes. In our list, this one is the only wet saw from MK diamonds that has been kept in an affordable range and portable weight so that your own home improvement projects can be more enjoyable. Don’t doubt its quality after considering its price; because MK never compromises with quality, only the capacity is made limited for this tile saw.

This one is a ‘bench’ saw, so you don’t have to buy a stand separately for this machine. A table will do. You can cut tiles up to ½ inch in thickness and 12-inch in size. With this cutting capacity and 5500 rotation, you can renovate your kitchen, toilet, patio, or any other part of your sweet home.

I had issues with the fence system of this saw; the machine I received arrived with a fence that was of poor quality. However, a warranty is offered for this saw, hence, you can always get repair or replacement if anything goes wrong.

Things We Liked

  • Affordable;
  • Portable;
  • Can be placed on a tabletop to operate;
  • Delivers precise cuts.

Things We Didn’t Like

  • Low-quality fence;
  • Limited capacity.

10. QEP  4-Inch Torque Master Tile Saw (22400Q)

  • Motor: 3/5 HP; 
  • The depth of cut: 1’’;
  • Maximum cutting size: 24 Inches;
  • Weight: 85 pounds;
  • In the package: Wet saw, 4 inches diamond blade, 2-side extension tables, etc.  

This miniature saw can amaze you with its cutting capacity for large tiles. For its extendable tables, you can cut tiles up to 24 inches. Though the cut will take time due to its 4-inch blade, that is possible, as advertised.

The included water pump recycles the used water to minimize your hassle of using clean water throughout the process, but I recommend replacing the water often so that this toy lasts longer.

I didn’t expect this machine to be sturdy like the heavy-duty ones, but the miter gauge and rip fence could be much stronger. However, for the price and warranty, this wet saw is okay for beginners for their short-term projects.

Things We Liked

  • Suitable for small projects;
  • Can cut large tiles up to 24’’;
  • Weighs only 8 pounds.

Things We Didn’t Like

  • Low-quality rip fence and miter gauge.

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Tile Saw Maintenance

For tile saw maintenance, you can follow the following simple steps-

Clean the Blades

After using your tile saw, remove its blade and wipe it well with a soft cloth. You can use a plastic scraper to remove sticky dirt. To remove tough stains, use rubbing alcohol or dishwashing detergent.

After using any type of cleaning agent, you must wipe your blade thoroughly with plain water.

Sharpen the Blades

Besides cleaning, you may need to sharpen your blade very often. To sharpen the blade you can use any abrasive material like- soft brick, cinder block, or even a specialized dressing block.

Now run the material forth and back through the saw blade and it’ll be sharpening.

Prevent Rusting

Rust is the greatest enemy of your tile saw blade. So to prevent it from rusting, wipe your blade right after every use and keep it in a dry moisture-free place.

Replace the Blade

You should replace the blade whenever needed. Because with time even the best quality tile saw blade will wear out.

To know the right time for replacing, check how it sharpens. If the blade doesn’t work well after sharpening, it is time to get a new blade.


So these are the most important features that I look for when buying a tile saw blade. Hope this can also help you to choose the best one for your saw.

The list I’ve mentioned above is the best from others in recent days. You can choose any of them according to your requirements.

After buying your blade, you must check the manual and follow the safety instructions while using it. And after every use, proper maintenance will help it from rust and other damages.

You can also check my buying guide for Metal Cutting Saw and Bandsaw for Resawing if needed.

And if you need to know about other power tools that I haven’t included yet, feel free to mention them in the comment box below. I’ll try to cover it up as soon as possible.

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Hello, I am David Rowan. I am a professional contractor with 10 years of experience in home building, different tools used, construction, home remodeling, and other home improvement work. I have already built many custom homes and continued to do several woodworking projects along with how to deal with all categories of tools.

Hello, I am David Rowan. I am a professional contractor with 10 years of experience in home building, different tools used, construction, home remodeling, and other home improvement work. I have already built many custom homes and continued to do several woodworking projects along with how to deal with all categories of tools.

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