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Unread 11-13-2021, 12:02 PM   #1
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Abaco site saw 2

I have a project with some 48"x48" tiles to cut. Naomi from floor and Decor is the tile. I was going to buy a Abaco saw and can't find any reviews on them. Does anyone on here own 1? Plan was to use it for cutting prefab countertops as well for vanity tops. I tried to buy the saw but they are currently backorder until March.
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Unread 11-13-2021, 12:15 PM   #2
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Welcome, Nick.

That would be the Abaco S1 saw?

Not a lot of discussion of that saw here on this site (Advanced Search feature, ask for results in Posts and limit the search to the Hangout) and that was mostly negative. From back in about 2012 when the saw was on sale for about a thousand bucks. Today's price appears to be about four times that.
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Unread 11-13-2021, 12:38 PM   #3
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Looking at the site saw 2. It could cut up to a 5' vanity top. I saw that price for the site saw 1 and was thinking they sure have gone up in price. The site saw 2 is around 6k after tax.
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OK, is that an actual name? Site Saw, rather than just a saw used on site?

And that would be their Site Saw S2, perhaps?

Fella would need to do a lot of large dry cutting to make something like that cost effective seems to me. And doesn't look like something you would actually wanna use on-site.

And now that I see what it is, I don't recall any real discussion of something like that here on this site.
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Unread 11-13-2021, 05:00 PM   #5
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I have this cutter,( I bought from this website as well real nice people to deal with) it will do a 60" rip and 48"on a diagonal,only good to 20mm thick, so wouldn't help you with your counter top cuts but it is much cheaper than the bridge saw you were looking at

https://www.protilertools.co.uk/prod...e-cutter-156cm
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Made by Abaco they make a lot of tools for granite and quartz slabs. Definitely not easy to move around at over 500 lbs but looks like a solid unit. Current job is 3 bathrooms to tile with 48s. 4 vanities and the kitchen in prefab Quartz. Would be set up in shop majority of the time for prefab Quartz countertops.
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I would buy a hand cutter for the tile. I run a ton of large format and use a Montolit 155P3. That's a large sum for a few vanities and a kitchen. If you are just cutting into walls a grinder will suffice. It cuts easy enough.
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Unread 11-14-2021, 10:01 PM   #8
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I will have to check out the hand cutter. I do around 40 bathrooms a year. Almost all with prefab vanity tops. Was looking for a saw that could handle the large format tiles and make quick work of the vanities. One of my guys uses a grinder for the vanities and the cuts and cleaning up the edges is time consuming. Thanks for the feedback!
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Unread 11-15-2021, 03:55 PM   #9
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I ordered a Montolit cutter to try out. Got the 29" to see how it works. Majority of the tile we cut is under 30".
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