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Unread 03-25-2011, 06:11 AM   #1
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New Wet Saw Advice

I am looking to buy a new wet saw for large format tile, and was looking for any advice on the best saw for the money and features. I had a MK 660 that I used for nearly 20 years and it never let me down... until recently, when the motor took a crap. I never had one problem with it, so I bought the MK 370 EXP because I was short on cash and needed a saw quickly. It works good, but is VERY noisy and built more for a DIYer than a contractor. So, now I want a BIG saw. I was thinking the MK 770 EXP, but it looks to have the same motor as my 370. I like the MK TX3, but read that the misting system can get clogged. ARGH! Please help, I like MK products, but have read that De Walt makes a nice saw, they make good tools, so I guess it makes sense. The D24000 looks good, but let me know your top picks before I drop a grand!
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Unread 03-25-2011, 06:39 AM   #2
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bkassela, do a search on "wet saws" threads here on the forum. The results should keep you busy this weekend and maybe into early next week.

This subject has been covered just a few times.
Good luck.
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Unread 03-25-2011, 06:41 AM   #3
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Ya, what Craig said...
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Unread 03-25-2011, 07:38 AM   #4
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And include the quotes in the search.

With out them I got the following message:

Sorry - no matches. Please try some different terms.
The following words are either very common, too long, or too short and were not included in your search : wet
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Unread 03-26-2011, 07:06 AM   #5
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Thanks for the sarcasm

Evan, thank you for your sarcastic, smart assed reply. As you can see, I am new here, so pardon me for posting a thread in the wrong place. There is a wrong way and right way to reply, maybe you need some lessons on manners. Thing is, its coming from a tile guy, so maybe I should expect less.
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Unread 03-26-2011, 07:26 AM   #6
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Welcome, Brian.

Nothing wrong with where you posted your question. I think Craig was only trying to point out that there are probably hundreds of threads here by now on which wet saw to purchase. I've occasionally pointed that out to new visitors myself. Doing a little searching can often be very helpful.

I think you'll find also that you can search for titles under the name of any of those saws you mentioned and find even more specific threads about them and comparisons to other saws. It really is one of the most discussed topics on our forums.

Keep in mind also that the opinions you'll get here will vary rather wildly on some of the saws, the DeWalt being one of the more controversial. I think it's fine tool for my kind of operation, others think it's too flimsy for production work. You'll end up making the decision yourownself inna end.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Unread 03-26-2011, 08:24 AM   #7
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Brian,

I like targets (now Husqyvarna) The TileMatic comes in about 1k and the Supertilematic comes in at about $1350. Both have indestructible, and powerful motors. The one drawback to them over the DeWalt is water containment. Like CX said we all have a different opinion. I am not a fan of the yellow saw. But they really aren't even in the same class.
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Unread 05-12-2011, 02:15 PM   #8
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new wet saw?

I am looking to purchase a new wet saw that will cut 24X24 diagonal.. I have about 7000 feet to travertine to install and was looking at the imer 250/1000. Any advice? I use a dewalt for my everyday use and love it. I have an old imer 250 but it will only cut an 18 and it weighs to damn much, about 100 lbs, it just sets on the shelf collecting dust. Any info would be helpful.. Thanks
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Dan, if there's any subject that has been beaten to death it's,owls,Obama,and wetsaws.Do a search here for more info.

I grew up in Mcleansboro.
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Unread 05-12-2011, 02:29 PM   #10
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I've done some searches but so much to sort through to get any info.. searched wetsaws, large wetsaws, Imer wetsaw... guess I will have to do some more searches to find something... Thanks

I grew up in St Louis and had to move to Decatur for wifes job... thats life..
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Unread 05-12-2011, 03:59 PM   #11
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Funny,i was actually born in St. Louis,left when i was 10 to Mcleansboro,left for Fl when i was 17.
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Get the Imer...you will love it.
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New wet saw -Ideas on best choices

Looking to get new wet saw. Eye was on MK 101 pro 24. Any thoughts on best choices and or ones to steer clear of?
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