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Old 08-19-2007, 05:04 AM   #1
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Ridgid wet saw

Saw one at HD, anybody got one,care to give an opinion?
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Old 08-19-2007, 07:39 AM   #2
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Heard about it yesterday , here it is. >>>>

http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/WTS2000L-Tile-Saw

Kinda looks similar to the Dewalt.
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Old 08-19-2007, 07:41 AM   #3
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I wonder if it's made in China. If it is I wouldn't nibble on the paint chips.
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Old 08-19-2007, 09:09 AM   #4
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I looked it over and surmised this...the pan ain't big enough,water will get all over.I don't like the bumpy rollers, it will assuredly cause fragile porcelain cuts to break......But I like the break away blade guard.I like the weight.I like the wheels on the stand.I like the large tray.I like the length of cut.I like the tilting head.....and i like the price.
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Old 08-19-2007, 09:15 AM   #5
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I had a chance to try this about 4 or 5 months ago. It cut much faster than I would have expected and quieter than most saws of this size. I didn't pay too much attention to the water issue as it was a fast demo.
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Old 08-19-2007, 09:32 AM   #6
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So, Mark, when do we anticipate seeing a blue saw like this?


I don't see where the Rigid does plunge cuts like the DeWalt.

It has a higher motor hp rating, but we all know how that may or may not work, eh?

Doesn't appear to have any tray at all, but I know there must be one.

It appears to be a good bit heavier than the DeWalt.

I don't see the price on that link. Where'd y'all see that? And what it is?

The price on the DW24000 is admittedly one of the less attractive features.
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Old 08-19-2007, 09:34 AM   #7
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How much was the saw? I tried to find it at the H*** D**** site, but got nothin'.
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Old 08-19-2007, 11:17 AM   #8
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From what I could find it sells for right around $700 and weighs in at about 120 lbs. I gather that weight is for the stand and everything (I would hope) My DeWalt weighs 61 lbs for the main and another 25 or so for the tray and stand. Not sure of the power and still confused as to the plunge cut ability. I guess I'll actually have to walk into (THAT PLACE) and play with one.
Here's a link: http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/WTS2000L...w/EN/index.htm

EDIT: Sorry, just noticed it's the same link as above - I need a nap.
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Old 08-19-2007, 02:12 PM   #9
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Yeah, i think it was less than $700, slightly. The pan is tucked up underneath, and just seems to be too small,everything will overhang it.Unless of course you divise something or just use it for smaller tiles.I didn't realize it weighed that much...that's not in line with where i'm goin at all!
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Old 08-19-2007, 02:27 PM   #10
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I just saw the saw on Fri. at HD. Pan is too small for one. Price is a little high for what it can do as well. I feel that with companys like DeWalt and Rigid coming out with wet saws, it might be best to give there R&D a few years to work out the kinks before investing in their product. I learned this the hard way with the DW24000.
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Old 08-19-2007, 03:38 PM   #11
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Hi Matt,

Have you had problems with your DeWalt? Except for the GFI block on the plug, ours has been great. It's almost three years old.
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My first saw could not be adjusted to cut straight. I tried everything and every kind of blade. DeWalt told me that A thicker blade was the problem so I went and got their new blade with no results. I brought it to the DeWalt service center and they held on to it for a week and finally told me that thewy had fixed the problem and to come and pick it up. Got to the service center and they showed me four pieces of tile that were identical in width and told me all it needed was a bit of fine tuning. I looked at the pieces of tile and immediately saw that they were not square and they had all been cut with the exact same walk. Went and got a piece of tile out of my truck, fipped it and showed them that the saw infact was off by almost 1/8th. They kept it a few more days (by this time I'm furious) and gave me a call and said it must be a defective saw and sent me a new saw (took another week). Got my new saw, cut straight, put it to work and within 8 mos., all the bearings start to whine and I have to get the thing rebuilt. After the two year warranty, I will immediately get a different saw. The thing is just not cut out to be put to work on a daily basis. I love what it could do and use it more often than the target but don't have much faith in the lasting durability of the product.
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Old 08-20-2007, 06:33 PM   #13
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I've owned a number of Rigid Tools in my life and they've all been junk. All made in China, all heavy, not very precise, usually needing a minimum tweeking and a maximum of tap & dieing holes and broken parts out of the box. All were very inexpensive.

I think Rigid is junk.
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I'll move this over to the Hangout, Stoner. Some folks don't hang out inna Mud Box much, eh?
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Old 08-21-2007, 03:49 PM   #15
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Okay,CX...... I bought a rigid wetvac, only Rigid i ever owned,or will own, it lasted three jobs,probably 24 hours.
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