The best wet tile saws are the one that not only performs most effectively, but also gives you the most bang for your buck. A quick browse at your local hardware store will result in a multitude of options to help you with your sawing needs. But when the product details start to become overwhelming, it can be difficult to narrow down your choices. That’s why our Sebring design team is here to narrow your options down to the top five absolute best tile saws on the market today.
Are you looking for a massive power source? Do you need something portable? Do you require a broader range of features for your tiling project? This is the first place you should look. Check out our top five picks!
Top 10 the best wet tile saws in UK 2022
In this article, we will tell you what to look for in the best tile saws, both good and bad, as well as which tile saws really stand out–but you must keep reading to learn more.
1. DEWALT D24000 1.5-HP 10-Inch
Though we named it our Editor’s Choice, we feel compelled to point out that the DEWALT D24000 is not the absolute “best” tile saw, but it will suffice for the majority of people.
Of course, that is dependent on how much money you are willing to spend on a tile saw, but the DEWALT D24000 can handle almost any job you throw at it thanks to a motor that produces 1 12 horsepower and can spin the blade at 4200 RPMs.
Furthermore, with a depth of 3 18″ and rips of 26″ and 18″ for straight and diagonal cuts, respectively, this tile saw has one of the best cutting capacities. The DEWALT D24000 is more than capable of delivering mitre, bevel, and plunge cuts thanks to its 10″ blade and incredibly efficient and convenient design.
2.FERM Tile Cutter TCM1010
The TCM1010 tile cutter from the Netherlands-based company FERM is powered by a 600 watt motor that rotates the tile cutting blade at 2950 RPM. It can cut tiles up to 34mm thick on a 33cm x 36cm cutting surface, and it can also make bevelled cuts of tiles up to 18mm thick when the cutting surface is angled at 45°. The tile cutter accepts blades with a diameter of 180mm and a bore size of 22.2 mm, and while it comes with a cutting blade, it typically does not last very long before becoming too blunt to effectively cut with. As a result, buyers of the FERM tile saw should consider purchasing a more durable blade specific to the tile material they are cutting in a timely manner.
The FERM tile cutter has a parallel guide that is bolted down to the tile cutter surface using thumbscrews on either end of the guide to aid in cutting accuracy, and the surface itself has integrated ‘ruler’ markings to facilitate more accurate tile cutting. When it comes to accessories, FERM has included ear plugs and safety goggles with the tile saw, which is a nice touch because it is always nice to get the little accessories that one needs anyway when working with power tools.
3. The Einhell TC-TC618
The Einhell TC-TC618 is a German-designed machine aimed at the DIY market in mainland Europe but sold in the UK. When one looks at the accompanying operating manual and power plug, this becomes immediately clear. The manual isn’t in English (it’s in German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Dutch), and the plug is European-style rather than UK-style. Neither of these differences is a deal breaker for the internationalised British consumer, especially since the little bit of assembly required during setup is mostly common sense, and the machine works fine on UK voltage once the plug is changed.
The TC-TC618 is a powerful machine that can handle almost any tile that is thrown at it, cutting up to 35mm thick tiles, though the cutting table size is on the small side, so larger tiles will require external support. The machine, like other tile cutters for the DIY market, has a couple of flaws, some of which are surprising given its German heritage.
4. Plasplugs Compact Plus
The Plasplugs Compact Plus XL DWW200 Electric Tile Cutter is a relatively large machine with an incredibly powerful 350W motor that runs a 110mm diameter blade at a speed of 4600rpm, an aligned fence that works incredibly well and locks up perfectly using two thumbscrews, and an aligned fence that works incredibly well and locks up perfectly using two thumbscrews.
On one side, there is a mitre board that can be set to 22.5 degrees and 45 degrees for bevelling tile edges, which is convenient.
The model is a fairly compact machine with a carry handle to aid in lifting and transporting the machine if necessary; it’s also worth noting that at just over 3kg, it’s not overly heavy.
5. 600W 180mm Wet Electric Tile Cutter Saw
Bevel cutting and longitudinal cutting: For bevel cutting and longitudinal cutting, the cutter has a bevelling guide and a parallel guide. Ultra-thin cutting blade: An ultra-thin cutting blade allows for quick cutting with minimal material loss. Safely supports large tiles: The tile cutter has a large workbench that provides safe support for large tiles.
Water cooling system cutting: the cutting blade is housed in a water tank, which not only keeps the cutting wheel cool but also prevents dust from spreading.
6. Bosch PTC
The Bosch PTC 470 Tile Cutter uses a titanium coated cutting cutting wheel to deliver quick and accurate cutting up to 470mm. Most importantly, this machine offers exact scoring and cutting in one pass thus minimising the need for re-scoring a common problem with cheaper models. The titanium coating plays a vital role in prolonging the life of the blade while ensuring maximum precision and clean cuts. As such, you can enjoy repeating clean cuts with little effort and without wasting tiles.
Whether you’re laying down tiles for a new kitchen floor or renovating a bathroom, this machine cuts tiles to the millimetre thanks to an 0-45 degree angle stop and a guide ruler with millimetre scaling.
7. Rubi Star-63
The Rubi Star 63 Tile Cutter is a lightweight model that is ideal for cutting enamelled stoneware and ceramic tiles. This has a good cutting depth of 12mm and can cut materials up to 61cm long, making it ideal for long tiles. The machine, which is equipped with a mobile separator, can make diagonal cuts, with a maximum angled tile cut of 45 x 45cm.
This cutter’s base has been brilliantly designed to absorb shock while also providing adequate support for the material. A 6mm scoring wheel made of tough tungsten carbide is included with the model to ensure it can withstand the rigours of daily cutting. It’s worth noting that you get an extra 10mm scoring wheel that you can swap out depending on your needs.
8. VITREX 103402 Diamond Blade
The Vitrex Diamon Blade Saw is our top pick and would work well with most porcelain and ceramic tiles.
It employs a diamond blade, which results in an extremely clean cut, which is critical when working with tiles. Any diamond blade cutter necessitates the use of water, and this model includes both a water-cooling system and integral drainage.
This machine’s ruler and quick release guide make it very simple to get a straight and clean cut. It also has a height-adjustable wheel guard, making it extremely safe to use.
9. Vitrex 10 2350 Economy Tile Cutter
Our top pick is the Vitrex 10 2350 Economy Tile Cutter, which is a simple but effective cutter.
It is a manual tile cutter, so you don’t need to keep it near a power source to use it, which makes it ideal for cutting tiles for outdoor use. It’s incredibly simple to use – simply score the tile with the metal wheel and then press the handle down to split it in half.
It’s lightweight and compact, making it ideal for transporting and storing when not in use. This cutter is suitable for a wide range of tiles, as long as they are made of ceramic or porcelain.
10. Excel 650mm Freestanding
For strenuous tile cutting tasks, a water cooling system is provided. It has a 600w induction motor and a table length of 395mm. Furthermore, it is ideal for cutting bathroom and kitchen tiles. Adjustable work table from 0° to 45°, with a parallel guide for increased precision.
How to choose the best wet tile saw for you?
First and foremost, what exactly is a wet tile saw? A wet tile saw is a special power tool that is equipped with a special blade, usually diamond-shaped, that has been water-cooled and is specifically designed to cut into tile, as the name implies.
The blade itself lacks edges or ‘teeth,’ as do other saws. Instead, it’s rounded and smooth, which is useful when cutting into materials that can break or require greater precision. Wet tile saws are extremely useful for a variety of home renovations, most notably kitchen and bathroom renovations. Wet tile saws are most commonly used for tile replacement. Wet tile cutters are most commonly used on kitchen countertops or backsplashes, as well as on floors.
If you want to renovate your bathroom or kitchen but are on a tight budget, using your own tile cutter wet tile saw is a cost-effective option. This type of professional work can be quite expensive. However, a word of caution: you must understand how to properly cut tile. Otherwise, you risk incurring additional costs.
Fortunately, cutting tile does require some planning, but it is doable.
The first step is to take measurements of your space and figure out how many tiles you’ll need.
Before cutting ceramic tile, make a mark on the top, glazed side of the tile. You should also smooth out the edges after cutting, which you can do with a rubbing stone. You’ll also need to worry about selecting proper caulking for a shower, which is one of the most difficult tile jobs.
Always wear proper eye protection and other safety equipment.
The best wet tile saws have a table made of a long-lasting, non-corrosive material, a reasonable motor and blade speed, and a warranty. But, with those general guidelines in mind, here are our recommendations for the best wet tile saws for any project.
Hopefully, our recommendations will assist you in selecting the best wet tile saws for your needs.