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Unread 06-03-2021, 01:50 PM   #1
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Ok - dumb tile saw question here....

I have an old MK tile saw but thinking of upgrading for larger tile formats.
In looking around, though, I don't understand why the wet tile saws I see all have an "arm" to hold the motor and saw assembly. This limits really the size to the left of the blade you can cut - correct? So if you have a 24x24 tile and you want to cut in half with a wet tile saw, what do you do? (I know you can get a slide cutter or whatever those are called that score the tile and break...)

Why are these wet tile saws not more like a standard wood table saw where there is no limit on the left/right side? Or am I misunderstanding something?

Seems like it would be easy to adopt a standard table saw mount and have it still be cooled with water.

What am I missing here? Angle of cut? What?
Just curious...
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Unread 06-03-2021, 01:51 PM   #2
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And, yeah, I suppose that is why you have a bridge saw? Still seems more complicated though...
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Unread 06-03-2021, 02:21 PM   #3
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Karl, I think the DeWalt 24000 will cut your 24" tiles in half. Others probably will also.

There are many table-saw-type wet saws on the market. Most of them use only 7" blades and none that I've encountered have the power of the overhead motor types. There are also hand-held wet saws that will do some tricky cuts if you're not in a hurry.

Snap cutters are available that will cut ten-foot tiles.

And, of course, there are the "bridge saws" that will cut some larger tiles.

They all have a place, I suppose, and you just need to decide what fits your needs and budget.

My opinion; worth price charged.

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Unread 06-03-2021, 08:18 PM   #4
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For me, even if a table saw-style of wetsaw had a smooth sliding tray and a powerful motor, I’d still object to my vision being obscured by either the clear plastic splash guard getting clouded or the water spray flinging at me and my eyes.

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