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Unread 04-26-2020, 07:15 AM   #1
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Howdy Folks --

Looking for advice on purchasing a new tile saw. I am a fairly experienced tile DIY'r -- 7 full baths, basement, kitchen, fireplace facade, etc. My RIGID saw ($400 on craigslist) is beginning to degrade in performance. We have just had our retirement house intentionally built with linoleum and plastic bathrooms with an unfinished basement. Having completed the basement framing, plumbing and electrical it is about time to start the tiling.

Looking for a saw capable of handling large format tiles that made in the USA. My saw budget is $2K. Any recommendations are appreciated. Please include supplier.

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Unread 04-26-2020, 10:44 AM   #2
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Welcome, Thelma Lou.

While you wait you might wanna use the Advanced Search feature and enter "tile saw" (including quotation marks) and browse a bit. One of the most discussed topics on the forums.

You might want to Google up the Husqvarna saw line. They have a couple that would fit in your budget. And some that won't.

As for made in USA, I know Husky makes some of the parts of some of their tools in America, but I don't know that you'll find a wet saw that's 100 percent made in this country.

For most folks who are not doing serious production work, I think the DeWalt 24000 is still a very good, very versatile, and actually carryable by one person, 10" wet saw. You can search that up here on the site by name, too. And now DeWalt has made a new model for larger format tiles, but I've not seen nor used one.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Unread 04-26-2020, 12:23 PM   #3
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Thank you Sir, I'll have a looksee.
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Unread 04-27-2020, 03:51 AM   #4
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I think these are still made in USA:
https://www.mkdiamond.com/tile/saw_101-24.html
These handle up to 24" length and 18" diagonal.
They also have rail saws that cut large format tile also:
https://www.mkdiamond.com/tile/saw_212.html
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Unread 04-27-2020, 09:36 AM   #5
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The last MK we bought was made in Mexico. My first MK I bought 30 years ago was made in the USA. Don't think you are going to find any saws completely made in the USA. If you do likely the components were sourced from all over the world. You have to look at it from the perspective of what saw will work for me for the task I have at hand. My go to saw is the DeWalt. They do have longevity. For a homeowner its a forever saw. The more important part of the saw will be the blade and keeping it sharp.
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Very good, thank you Sir.
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