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Unread 11-04-2019, 04:19 PM   #1
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Dewalt 10in D2400 vs HF 7in / 10in Diamondback

https://www.harborfreight.com/7-in-h...ble-64683.html

https://www.harborfreight.com/10-in-...ble-64684.html

https://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-D24000.../dp/B0006FIOA2

Assume I can get the Dewalt for 500 bucks, new.

I have to finish a shower for my sister and will need to use the saw a few days. After that I do not have any tile projects for hopefully years. I can't rent a saw as I only have a few hours here and there to use it.

Can any of you recommend which one to buy? I will be cutting tiles from subway size to 12x24.
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Unread 11-04-2019, 05:16 PM   #2
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If you can get the Dewalt new for $500, I would do that and then sell it for $500 once done. That's a pretty smoking deal for new/slightly used Dewalt.
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Unread 11-04-2019, 06:15 PM   #3
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How are you getting the DeWalt for $500.00? When I click on the link it says $711.00. As for selling it, if you foresee renting one why would you sell it? How much is it to rent? Put you new hardly used saw on a shelf and wait for the next time you need it.
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Unread 11-04-2019, 07:14 PM   #4
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Those Horror Freight saws are sooooooo hit or miss. For every ‘hit’, there are multiple ‘misses’. Yeah, some can be tweaked into being okay. But that’s for you to decide if your time is worth all the fooling around.

But nevermind that...if you can scoop up the DeWALT for $500, you could easily sell it later for $300 whenever you were done. The DeWALT is a pretty good combination of being light, but being fairly accurate and medium duty. It’s weak point is that it’s not designed for heavy daily duty like a 108 pound Felker/Huskvarna. Folks that put the DeWALT through heavy use generally report bearing failure a year or two into owning it.
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Unread 11-05-2019, 07:34 AM   #5
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Special pricing. Not Amazon. . Thanks for the advice. I'll get the DeWalt
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Unread 11-06-2019, 02:40 PM   #6
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The DeWalt sounds like a great deal. Having said that, I replaced an aging Felker Tilemaster about five years ago with (horrors!) a HF 10" unit and coupled it with a Razor T3 blade and I have had zero problems with it and it cuts perfectly. Having said that, I only paid a tad over $200 for it (on sale). It's the one in your second link, for more bucks(?) so you might look for a sale on it if you go that route. Granted, it's heavier than the DeWalt...but I like it.
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Unread 11-07-2019, 08:13 AM   #7
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HF doesn't allow coupons to apply to the diamondback saws. Just need to get lucky on a sale price. From what I see archived, looks like it gets discounted to 386 when on sale.

That is a a nice savings compared to a 500 dollar Dewalt. I don't care about weight. I only tile as favors for friends and family and for myself.
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In (as I recall) the second review, it was mentioned that there is a coupon available for this saw.
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Unread 11-07-2019, 11:19 AM   #9
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They USED to allow the coupons to apply to Diamonback. HF has excluded them for at least a few months. Below is the review you reference.

Great product, Great Price!
I do alot of tile, my 20 year old tile saw is still working (yes, Harbor Freight) but the coupon and sale price made this new saw a no brainers! I have already cut six rooms and this saw performs as well as the $1700.00 makes. Laser is right on cuts smooth, good water flow, smooth table slide, easy quick adjustment!

VERIFIED BUYER

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HF stuff is average if below average quality. plain and simple.
probably has a decent motor but all the other stuff with wear out, bend, break, fail, rust, etc

looks like a RIGID or similar saw ripoff
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FYI, floor and Decor has the D2400 assembled by me. I played around with it and the sliding table was so wobbly. The center bearing on the right side of the table slides in and out axially. Once the table is half way through the cut, it can wobble left and right like half an inch. I checked the bearing and it was tightened. Is this normal?
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I have not experienced that sliding action, on my personal D24000. My tray was tight as can be when pushed along the motor axis.
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I was just in one of my local tile distributors and they had a new D2400 set up on the showroom floor. The tray had no wobble whatsoever. In fact I thought they must have made improvements cause it was so smooth and stable.
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Well, I already have the HF. Could be possible they assembled the DW wrong at floor and decor, but it was enough to really turn me off.

PLUS, my wife doesnt care how good a deal the DW was, she thinks the HF is too expensive as is.
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Ah....women. Can't live with them....can't kill 'em.
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