Ridgid Tile Saw: Ridgid Saw. 7 In. Portable With Laser R4007

MPN: R4007
Product Details
Description
Shop for Flooring . The RIDGID 120-Volt Portable Wet Tile Saw features a powerful 10 Amp motor that easily cuts through most natural or man-made tile and pavers. This wet tile saw is fitted with the Exactline laser and a high-intensity LED to ensure accurate cuts, even in areas with low lighting. It features large wheels for mobility, and the work stand easily assembles. Once your tiles have been cut, the Ready-Rack conveniently holds them for drying.
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power cutting tools type tile cutters
User Reviews
love this tile saw with laser.
5 Star Review   By wkndwrkr on Home Depot - Apr 14, 2013   

this is a very nice tile saw for the money, love the laser guide. it makes tile cutting a breeze. I used this saw to cut 12x24 sized marble tile - it did great. easy mitre cuts. it is tough to get a perfect cut into corners without using another tool, but I really loved using this saw and very glad I bought it. setting up the stand could have been easier - but once set up, it didn't disapoint.

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The Right Tool for the Job
5 Star Review   By wakeryder on Home Depot - Apr 6, 2013   

I am a fairly experienced DIYer and I recently bought a house that was in need of a flooring renovation. I chose this saw primarily because of the good reviews and that it was able to accommodate a large rip length, since I would be using 16x16 tile installed diagonally. I had previously borrowed a "bargain tool store" wet tile saw to try to do large diagonal cuts and found out quickly that I needed a more capable saw. The features on this saw made my job of approximately 1000 sq. ft. a breeze. It was able to easily handle large rip lengths and both the laser and miter guide made the diagonal cuts simple and accurate. I also really like the design of the water tray with "filters" to prevent debris from being recirculated and/or damaging the pump. It also makes cleaning and refilling the water much easier than other wet saws. The "cleaning" hose is also amazingly useful and a feature I didn't realize I even needed until using, but it really helps to quickly clean the table. If there are any negatives it would be that the supplied blade does seems to chip frequently. If this starts to happen just replace it with a high quality one and you will be fine. As mentioned by most reviewers, the instructions aren't the best but the picture on the box is really all you should need to put it together. Overall you can tell that a lot of attention to detail was put into this saw, as it has many features I didn't even realize I needed until using this saw. I've finished my flooring and now I'm on to a bathroom remodel. I have recommended this to all my friends considering medium to large tiling projects. I am a very big believer in having the right tool for the job, and this was well worth the money and definitely the right tool for the job!

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assembly
4 Star Review   By fieldfit on Home Depot - Mar 16, 2013   

I do like the saw and it folds up nice for easy storage. I am not a contractor but this is my second saw. I decided to move up in grade and am satisfied for my DIY projects. I have read a lot of complaints on assembly and I can relate to that. I would like to add to what I did to the forum and it may be helpful to some. I would look at the directions scratch my head and then look at the picture on the box..Worked very well for me. I could follow the directions much more easy that way and assembly was close to an hour. I hope this can help some one out.

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Great Saw
5 Star Review   By Luke on Home Depot - Feb 21, 2013   

I've used it to cut about 400 sq. ft. of tile so far, no complaints at all. Works great!! Ease of use is a lot better than many higher end brand names. Would recommend to anyone.

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Two negatives, othewise great tool
4 Star Review   By MikeH on Home Depot - Feb 17, 2013   

Won't cover what everyone has said, but I concur that overall a great tool. What's keeping it from being a five-star tool? First, design. Obviously the designer of the stand have never cut tile, otherwise they would have reversed the male/female joints to keep water out of the frame tubes. Incomprehensible that Rigid, with all their experience, let this happen. Second, the blade that came with my unit did a poor job of cutting; lots of chipping. Upgraded with a DeWalt blade for about $20, and it cuts superbly. Outside of that, extremely happy.

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Poor assembly instructions but great product & design
4 Star Review   By Hank on Home Depot - Feb 12, 2013   

I concur with numerous reviews about the poor or challenging assembly instructions, but I endeavored to persevere & succeeded. Much trial & error and the need to disassemble & reassemble several times because of confusing instructions or poor diagrams. Once assembled & the first time used the diverter valve broke-off right in my hand. Fortunately the manufacturer provided a replacement, so this must have happened before. Overall I like the product & if I had the need I would buy another.

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Overall a great saw!
5 Star Review   By Theconcretestudiocanada on Home Depot - Feb 1, 2013   

Aside from having a frustrating assembly, this saw works awesome. The table glides effortlessly. The laser is really nice to have as well as the light. I have used other cheaper saws in the past and I can tell you this.....if you spend the extra hundred bucks to get this one.....you will get 10 times the tool that you expected to receive. Only one negative.....the 3 way valve that it comes with is entirely made of plastic. When I looked at the valve I immediately knew that he nipples would break off at sometime. I broke mine upon assembling the unit. Luckily they give you another one in the box. About two months later I broke that one too......still functions except for the wash hose for cleaning the table. I am going to see if I can find a "real" valve somewhere. Come on rigid!!! A plastic valve!!! At least make a metal replacement!!!! Not everyone has a heated trailer to transport their wet saw in the winter with to get to the job site.

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Best saw ever
5 Star Review   By Epicerik on Home Depot - Jan 22, 2013   

I set tile every day with this saw for the last 3 years very good saw for the money,much better than a 500 pound mk or target saw

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Excellent saw - no assembly problems!
5 Star Review   By OldFarmer on Home Depot - Dec 1, 2012   

First day of use the saw has been great. Despite other comments, I had no assembly problems. Took about 35 minutes. Just read the directions once, looking at the drawing and then assemble. Rigid has even labeled the bolt holes to match. You need a 10mm and 14mm wrench/socket. The only product engineering comments I have are: Rigid could have provided a secure way to store/carry the water bucket and pump and a better method of routing and securing the water hoses. Even though I gave it a 5, it's really a 4.75 due to the plumbing.

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Excellent saw
5 Star Review   By Schizel on Home Depot - Dec 1, 2012   

I never write reviews but felt the need for this one to help the DIY folks. I bought this saw solely for cutting granite tile for a 30square hearth project. Made that project simple and provided painless accurate cutting. Thinking after that it would sit for awhile until my next tile project. This week I used it for cutting 1 1/2 thick natural veneer stone for the fireplace. I put a concrete blade on and this thing is awesome! Some pieces were nearing the 2" mark and it still cut. If you are the DIY type person. Get this saw as its versatile and will do more than tile. Don't get the little floor standing tile saws. You will start cutting and immediately regret the fact u skimped on getting a nice saw! I should mention I used 12x12 granite tile and the tile laid on the sliding board perfect for all angle cuts.. It appears this saw would handle 45degree cuts with 18x18 tile as well. Some of my stone was 20" inches in length and I was able to run that length through this saw to square up the stone.. It's been an amazing tool! If your in the market get this saw and don't look back..see the picture and this saw cut every piece of stone you see!!

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Product Details
Description
Shop for Flooring . The RIDGID 120-Volt Portable Wet Tile Saw features a powerful 10 Amp motor that easily cuts through most natural or man-made tile and pavers. This wet tile saw is fitted with the Exactline laser and a high-intensity LED to ensure accurate cuts, even in areas with low lighting. It features large wheels for mobility, and the work stand easily assembles. Once your tiles have been cut, the Ready-Rack conveniently holds them for drying.
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power cutting tools type tile cutters
Summary
Product Title Ridgid Tile Saw: Ridgid Saw. 7 In. Portable With Laser R4007
Manufacturer Ridgid
Power Score 4.4 | 63 Reviews
Additional Specifications
Local Availability: yes
User Reviews
love this tile saw with laser.
5 Star Review   By wkndwrkr on Home Depot - Apr 14, 2013   

this is a very nice tile saw for the money, love the laser guide. it makes tile cutting a breeze. I used this saw to cut 12x24 sized marble tile - it did great. easy mitre cuts. it is tough to get a perfect cut into corners without using another tool, but I really loved using this saw and very glad I bought it. setting up the stand could have been easier - but once set up, it didn't disapoint.

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The Right Tool for the Job
5 Star Review   By wakeryder on Home Depot - Apr 6, 2013   

I am a fairly experienced DIYer and I recently bought a house that was in need of a flooring renovation. I chose this saw primarily because of the good reviews and that it was able to accommodate a large rip length, since I would be using 16x16 tile installed diagonally. I had previously borrowed a "bargain tool store" wet tile saw to try to do large diagonal cuts and found out quickly that I needed a more capable saw. The features on this saw made my job of approximately 1000 sq. ft. a breeze. It was able to easily handle large rip lengths and both the laser and miter guide made the diagonal cuts simple and accurate. I also really like the design of the water tray with "filters" to prevent debris from being recirculated and/or damaging the pump. It also makes cleaning and refilling the water much easier than other wet saws. The "cleaning" hose is also amazingly useful and a feature I didn't realize I even needed until using, but it really helps to quickly clean the table. If there are any negatives it would be that the supplied blade does seems to chip frequently. If this starts to happen just replace it with a high quality one and you will be fine. As mentioned by most reviewers, the instructions aren't the best but the picture on the box is really all you should need to put it together. Overall you can tell that a lot of attention to detail was put into this saw, as it has many features I didn't even realize I needed until using this saw. I've finished my flooring and now I'm on to a bathroom remodel. I have recommended this to all my friends considering medium to large tiling projects. I am a very big believer in having the right tool for the job, and this was well worth the money and definitely the right tool for the job!

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assembly
4 Star Review   By fieldfit on Home Depot - Mar 16, 2013   

I do like the saw and it folds up nice for easy storage. I am not a contractor but this is my second saw. I decided to move up in grade and am satisfied for my DIY projects. I have read a lot of complaints on assembly and I can relate to that. I would like to add to what I did to the forum and it may be helpful to some. I would look at the directions scratch my head and then look at the picture on the box..Worked very well for me. I could follow the directions much more easy that way and assembly was close to an hour. I hope this can help some one out.

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Great Saw
5 Star Review   By Luke on Home Depot - Feb 21, 2013   

I've used it to cut about 400 sq. ft. of tile so far, no complaints at all. Works great!! Ease of use is a lot better than many higher end brand names. Would recommend to anyone.

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Two negatives, othewise great tool
4 Star Review   By MikeH on Home Depot - Feb 17, 2013   

Won't cover what everyone has said, but I concur that overall a great tool. What's keeping it from being a five-star tool? First, design. Obviously the designer of the stand have never cut tile, otherwise they would have reversed the male/female joints to keep water out of the frame tubes. Incomprehensible that Rigid, with all their experience, let this happen. Second, the blade that came with my unit did a poor job of cutting; lots of chipping. Upgraded with a DeWalt blade for about $20, and it cuts superbly. Outside of that, extremely happy.

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Poor assembly instructions but great product & design
4 Star Review   By Hank on Home Depot - Feb 12, 2013   

I concur with numerous reviews about the poor or challenging assembly instructions, but I endeavored to persevere & succeeded. Much trial & error and the need to disassemble & reassemble several times because of confusing instructions or poor diagrams. Once assembled & the first time used the diverter valve broke-off right in my hand. Fortunately the manufacturer provided a replacement, so this must have happened before. Overall I like the product & if I had the need I would buy another.

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Overall a great saw!
5 Star Review   By Theconcretestudiocanada on Home Depot - Feb 1, 2013   

Aside from having a frustrating assembly, this saw works awesome. The table glides effortlessly. The laser is really nice to have as well as the light. I have used other cheaper saws in the past and I can tell you this.....if you spend the extra hundred bucks to get this one.....you will get 10 times the tool that you expected to receive. Only one negative.....the 3 way valve that it comes with is entirely made of plastic. When I looked at the valve I immediately knew that he nipples would break off at sometime. I broke mine upon assembling the unit. Luckily they give you another one in the box. About two months later I broke that one too......still functions except for the wash hose for cleaning the table. I am going to see if I can find a "real" valve somewhere. Come on rigid!!! A plastic valve!!! At least make a metal replacement!!!! Not everyone has a heated trailer to transport their wet saw in the winter with to get to the job site.

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Best saw ever
5 Star Review   By Epicerik on Home Depot - Jan 22, 2013   

I set tile every day with this saw for the last 3 years very good saw for the money,much better than a 500 pound mk or target saw

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Excellent saw - no assembly problems!
5 Star Review   By OldFarmer on Home Depot - Dec 1, 2012   

First day of use the saw has been great. Despite other comments, I had no assembly problems. Took about 35 minutes. Just read the directions once, looking at the drawing and then assemble. Rigid has even labeled the bolt holes to match. You need a 10mm and 14mm wrench/socket. The only product engineering comments I have are: Rigid could have provided a secure way to store/carry the water bucket and pump and a better method of routing and securing the water hoses. Even though I gave it a 5, it's really a 4.75 due to the plumbing.

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Excellent saw
5 Star Review   By Schizel on Home Depot - Dec 1, 2012   

I never write reviews but felt the need for this one to help the DIY folks. I bought this saw solely for cutting granite tile for a 30square hearth project. Made that project simple and provided painless accurate cutting. Thinking after that it would sit for awhile until my next tile project. This week I used it for cutting 1 1/2 thick natural veneer stone for the fireplace. I put a concrete blade on and this thing is awesome! Some pieces were nearing the 2" mark and it still cut. If you are the DIY type person. Get this saw as its versatile and will do more than tile. Don't get the little floor standing tile saws. You will start cutting and immediately regret the fact u skimped on getting a nice saw! I should mention I used 12x12 granite tile and the tile laid on the sliding board perfect for all angle cuts.. It appears this saw would handle 45degree cuts with 18x18 tile as well. Some of my stone was 20" inches in length and I was able to run that length through this saw to square up the stone.. It's been an amazing tool! If your in the market get this saw and don't look back..see the picture and this saw cut every piece of stone you see!!

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awesome product for experienced DIYer
5 Star Review   By RaleighG on Home Depot - Nov 21, 2012   

Unit worked wonderfully, though the assembly directions left a little to be desired. recirculation bucket had a leak, just called Ridgid customer service and they shipped one out, no questions asked.

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Great cutting saw
5 Star Review   By Handyman11 on Home Depot - Nov 19, 2012   

Did a good amount of research prior to purchasing this saw. I do 5-6 tile jobs a year and a guy at a very reputable tile distributor in my area told me the Rigid was a great unit for the price and for how much I use a tile saw. I was thinking about spending the extra money on the 10" but this saw works just fine for what I needed. The laser is a great feature but make to sure align the blade with the slide top. The reviews regarding the assembly instructions were dead on. I thought to myself: "How hard can it really be to put together?", literally, 1 hour and 45 minutes from box to complete assembly. The directions it comes with are not clear at all and you will find yourself reading over them a few times for each step to make sure you are doing it correctly. Supposedly, there are other directions you can track down online and I would suggest trying to find that link. Other than that, great saw. Features I like: laser, separate water well so you are not recycling dirty water, hose drain under pan to drain (I used a 5 gal bucket), folding cart and wheels to move. I don't write many reviews but I felt the purchase deserved a positive review.

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The Good Saw
5 Star Review   By ReadyRudy on Home Depot - Oct 1, 2012   

My fourth tile saw, bought after the previous saws failed. took about two hours to assemble. Nice and sturdy. Did a test cut to align the laser with the mitre gauge. the table tracked true right out of the box. This is nice! Cut a tile floor today. No chip-out, no cracked tiles. The rubber lining on the aluminum table holds the tile with no table flex. I coated the table tracks with plumbers grease, sprayed lithium grease on the rollers. When I'm finished, just wipe away the debris. The table lock is a good idea for transport.

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Good saw, Requires lengthy stand assembly , Rust on stand after 1 month
4 Star Review   By Tileman2012 on Home Depot - Sep 19, 2012   

Pro: Accuracy is good on short cuts, plunge feature helps when making a/c return or other cutouts, stand makes moving saw easy – nice feature, blade was good as well. Con: Tray glides have enough “wiggle” to affect accuracy when making 24 inch rip cuts, stand has rust spots after one month of use, laser and LED light are only visible in dark conditions

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Buy This Saw!!!
5 Star Review   By xxxBonesXxX on Home Depot - Aug 23, 2012   

I just started installing tile in order to expand my career in the building trades. I've used a small table top saw for some jobs and was frustrated cutting tile over 6" so I opted for a $300 Kobalt saw. Took it back after two cuts and bought this one. Best move I've made! Buy this saw!!!

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High quality with perfect cuts
5 Star Review   By GJCLMB on Home Depot - Jul 29, 2012   

First off I have to give a big thank you to my father-in-law as he bought this for me as a gift knowing that I have a lot of tiling to do in my home. I looked at a lot of saws before receiving this one and honestly I never really paid attention to Ridged. I was looking at the MK brand and although they look to be very high quality as well this one is just plain better at this price point. Very sturdy stand and the construction of the saw itself is high grade aluminum and plastic. The rubber on the table keeps the tile secure. The laser makes geometry much easier. The pump and water distribution is adjustable and can be used for clean up too although the garden hose does a much better job. For my first job I installed 6 x 24 tiles and had to make several 24" rips and it did them perfectly. I even made some pretty darn good curve cuts with it. On to the the next job tomorrow which is 4 x 4 slate for the shower floor. I'm actually looking forward to doing the job.

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Exceptional product that does exactly what it is suposed to do
5 Star Review   By milleniumdude1999 on Home Depot - Jul 24, 2012   

I have used many tile saws in my day. In the past, MK saws have been preferred, for price/performance/value considerations. However, there is a new champion in town! If you have a tile job and are considering using a less expensive saw, don't. Buy this one, you will be pleased. It is worth every penny. It cuts straight every time. The sled supports the edges of tiles quite well. I found this saw could make small cuts extremely well, where other saws in this market segment would crack the tiles toward the end of the cut. Again, this is one of the products you should pay a reasonable premium for. It will save you some grief. Putting it together is a bit of a chore, because the instructions are horrible. Use the picture on the outside of the box as a guide, this should help. You will curse at this thing while you are putting it together, but when you use it, the memory will fade quickly. It is that good. The engineer who designed this product knew what he/she was doing. It is a pleasure to use. You will love how easy it is to get this product around. It folds up and sets up incredibly well. The only thing I would change on this saw would be to design a better way of carrying the water tank and pump while folded and maybe some higher quality retention clips for the water tubes, but these are miniscule gripes. The diverter valve is poorly glued too, but that is probably why they give you two. I glued mine with marine epoxy and it hasn’t come apart again. It’s kind of nice that one can lightly wash down the table without the need for a hose. The blade that comes with the saw is pretty darn good too. It's not a super high quality blade that is designed for granite, but it acquits itself well on ceramic tile. Nice job Rigid tile group, this one is a winner!

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Works well for small projects
4 Star Review   By rw123 on Home Depot - Jul 17, 2012   

The specs say this saw will cut up to 2.25" pavers. It does, but just barely. The blade that comes with the saw is too thin for large pavers, so pick up a quality blade if that's what you're cutting. The motor is very loud. The laser works well but is difficult to see in bright sunlight. Cleaning the water off the lens often with a rag is helpful to keep the laser line clear. I didn't have much trouble with assembly. I really like how quickly the saw folds up for storage.

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Great saw, Assembly instructions horrible!!!!
4 Star Review   By BrianK on Home Depot - Jul 10, 2012   

I bought this saw bc my Qline needed replaced. I was on a job and assumed that I could assemble in about 30 minutes and be on my way. That was not the case. I realize The majority of Rigid's tools don't need to be assembled so clearly writing instruction manuals is not their forte. These are by far the worst instructions I have ever seen!!! They are written more as a narative than a guide. One exploded view of the entire stand and a horrible parts list is all you get. Not to mentionthe size of the illustrations is small. I even called Rigid CS today to inquire. Oddly, the rep. "was not aware of any complaints with the assembly instructions" Whatever! I should have read the reviews first before assembling. Once assembled, the saw really did perform well! I would challenge Rigid to not focus on writing the instructions in 14 different languages but rather spend the time and paper on better more thorough assembly instructions.

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tile saw
5 Star Review   By tile on Home Depot - May 29, 2012   

this is a very good tile saw the 7" blade does not bend on the small cuts when trying to cut very little off big tiles the 10" blades seem to bend a little but the 7" blade stays very straight.

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This is a great sub contractor saw for the money.
5 Star Review   By jandmremodeling on Home Depot - May 3, 2012   

I am in love with this saw! As you have probably read in the other reviews it takes up to 2 and a half hours to put this thing together... I can see that, but I bought the store model and the fine folks at The Home Depot did a great job taking care of that! I love the saws features namely the ability to make a plunge cut like a chop saw, and the ability to turn the saw to mitre a tile instead of having to hold the tile at an angle. (TILE SETTERS know what I am talking about). The blade guard opens for ease of cleaning. The laser is very accurate. Very light but sturdy!

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Well built and easy to use
4 Star Review   By ANDY on Home Depot - Apr 24, 2012   

We researched tile saws for months before choosing this saw. The ability to cut different material , ease of use, quick setup and portability were the deciding factors. It took less than an hour for the assembly. Fit and finish of the saw was better than anticipated. . It takes minutes to clean and it folds up and out of the way within seconds! As compared to others, the price and portabilty of the RIDGID won the decision.

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Nice features. Just a few misses.
4 Star Review   By MattsHandyman on Home Depot - Apr 19, 2012   

After experiencing problems with several HD rental saws, I decided to take charge of the situation. I don't do enough jobs to justify one of the large MK saws. However, I needed something more substantial than the cheap/disposable tile saws. A tile saw is only as good as the fence/gliding table, the balance of the motor, and the water feed. Really, the same things you would look at in a table saw to be able to produce repeatable results. Assembly. Agreed, just use the schematic. 90 mins. Running noise. It is loud. Motor is not much more than a small circular saw with water proofing. On/Off Switch. Actually a little difficult to turn On. Laser. Useful, adjustable. Work light. Haven't really needed it. I don't like that you cannot turn it off. When the saw is plugged in, it is On. Table/guide. Smooth, non-binding. Generously sized. Well marked. Angled head. Nice to have the option to cut mitered edges, or to create your own bullnosed tiles. Water feed. Adequate, but... Instead of sending out a nice mist that covers the entire area, you only get two stream that usually land 1/4" to either side of the blade. I would rather they hit the blade to keep things cool and clean. There is minor adjusment if you take off the blade cover, but only fore/aft, not in/out(towards the blade). When cutting small tiles or trimming tiles, the short side of the tile doesn't usually get water. One side did plug up with debris, requiring disassembly of the sprayer bar. Cleaning sprayer. Haven't bothered using it. Just spray it down with the garden hose. Portability. Not the easiest to go from folding to upright, or vice versa, but it is pretty light for rolling and loading into the truck. Motor/Blade. Haven't had any issues. Cuts cleanly without chipping and has a decent feed rate. Water pump. Despite the decontamination tray, I use a clean 5 gal bucket of water as my supply and let the dirty water return to the supplied square bucket. This will greatly extend the life of your pump and blade, and ensure consistent water supply. The saw does not have a GFCI built in to it. You would be wise to have a separate one if you are running from a regular outlet. Shouldn't be a problem for most, as they are code in bathrooms, garages and outside.

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Impressive
4 Star Review   By zimdidit on Home Depot - Apr 16, 2012   

The bells and whistles are a good selling point for some but mostly for show. some tips for those who plan on using this saw for long periods of time. just get rid of the bucket that comes with it , a 5gal bucket sits right under the pan drain and the pump suction cups stick nicely to the side. the laser is best used for a danger line to keep your fingers away from the blade. as with most i had a little difficulty getting started with the assembly but after the first few parts it went together pretty fast. i chose the 7'' model to minimize blade flex on narrow rips, and i wasn't disappointed . just had to order a smoother cutting blade. be on the lookout for table extension . it will come in handy. and as with any tool where water and metal regularly meet, take a few minutes to clean it off at the end of your day to prevent those rust issues in the framework . job performance is great no bog down and with a little creativity using a towel or sheet next to nothing in over-spray. and let us never forget our best friend Water Displacement formula 40. good luck and enjoy I love my new saw.

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Great tile saw! Cheap bolts and assembly a bit tricky!
4 Star Review   By usmc1997 on Home Depot - Apr 2, 2012   

Absolutely great wet saw! This is my first that I have owned, and I have lent it out to my neighbors that have used other cheaper models and they agree. As far as assembly, well I consider my self pretty good at figuring thing out, but the stand is somewhat complex and the digrams were not much help. Keep the box close by to compare parts with the picture and then also take close examination of the alphabetical code on each end of every peice. (Probably did not help that it was over 100 deg. when I tried to assemble this). The cheap bolts that I am talking about are on the frame and will start to rust and the welds under the table will too. Overall it is an absolutely great product that I have owned for over a year and still have another 200 sqft to go after doing about 1500sqft, cutting each corner for accent tiles (devised a jig out of wood and screwed it to the table for perfect cuts everytime).

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nice portable saw
4 Star Review   By drumphil on Home Depot - Mar 30, 2012   

First let me say you will need a engineering degree to assemble the saw stand ,rigid needs to redesign this so that its more plug and play took about 2 hours to assemble.otherwise very good saw cuts very smooth and clean .very satisfied with the saw and the price.

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Good saw
4 Star Review   By KCDIYer on Home Depot - Mar 17, 2012   

I, like everyone else, had some frustration with the assembly instructions. But all in all its a good saw. The laser is dead on the saw curf and the cut finish is superb.

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Not too bad
4 Star Review   By Greenleaf on Home Depot - Mar 4, 2012   

Too expensive for the home DIYer. Good saw for the Handy Man or light general contractor. Wouldn't recommend it for the professional tiler. Instruction manual to put this saw together is the worst. Numerous errors like parts list not matching up to actuals causes delays in sorting out the installation. Took me about 1-1/2 hours to put together. Frame: Not too bad. Light weight and fairly sturdy. Easy to lift (86 lbs) and move around. Ensure you use a level when setting up on job site to ensure entire unit is level before starting. Blade: People complain of this blade being mediocre at best. I found the blade to be pretty good over all. After tiling 782 sq/ft, blade had dulled enough to warrant replacement in my opinion. But I like a nice sharp blade for my work. Also - this blade is thin. Running the blade for shave adjustment doesn't work real well due to thinness of blade. Tends to slide off tile so make sure your cut is accurate to begin with. Ripping 18 inch tiles can be a pain. Tile "lifts" when about 2/3 past blade. One must place palm of hands on table holding tiles firmly in place or cracking tiles will be call of the day. I also found using the saw to score the tile (making a break point for cracking) before cutting full but if you hold the tile firmly down this is unnecessary. The water tank holds plenty of water and recycles as the job moves forward. Not too much in way of spray or mess. But lay an old sheet on the ground and place the saw on it to catch those tile fragments and the such. Sheet will act as an additional filter to keep your area clean for post job clean up. Water pump sits at bottom of water tank. This tends to draw in tile soot and will shorten the pump life. I used a heavy screen to set the pump on after the first round to keep the pump out of the soot build up at the bottom of the tank. Warranty and technical advice: Forget it! Rigid is not very quick on the draw to answer technical questions so if your in the middle of a job and need advice - good luck with that. It's been a week and they still haven't answered my emailed inquiry. Job is now done but you get my point. Left two phone messages and haven't got a return call either. Staff don't seem to care. Did speak to one staff member later on and he said "take the saw back". WOW! No reason to do that but whatever. Wash hose lengths could be a little longer. But they are do-able at their current length. Pump and table trays storage is a pain. When getting ready to store the saw - there is no designed aspect to store the trays and water pump et cetera. Would be nice if the frame in a folded position had a storage capability keeping all parts and accessories together. Infrared line: Same as you've read before. After a couple of cuts, beam gets covered with dirty water and becomes useless. But saw cuts very accurate and table roll pushing tile through blade really makes the exacta line a useless bell and whistle. Can't see it in the light anyway. Table: Rolls nicely on the ball bearings. Very smooth. When ripping the larger tiles like an 18 inch - the table is not wide enough at times. e.g. - Ripping two inches off a 18" tile leaves approximately 8 inches or better of tile hanging off table creating a potential hazard for the user. One must focus that much more to "balance" that tile. Again - it would be nice if Rigid had a table extension available for those larger tiles. Again - expensive for the DIYer for the occasional use. But a handy man or LGC can pay for the saw in just a few jobs. The larger contractor who does boat loads of tile should go with a larger saw. The 7" is just too small for their needs.

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Great saw worth every penny
5 Star Review   By Wolfyj1 on Home Depot - Jan 16, 2012   

Great product used for about 30 to 40 cuts without a problem today. Cut straight without any adjustments. The laser was a big help setting up cuts off a tape measure, (I measure twice or 3 or 4 times and try to only cut once). The laser was right on the money. Set up took about 1.5 hours. 15 min of that was rework turning the table around when I figured out it was on backwards. Labeling the holes would have helped. Like some others said look at the pictures on the box.

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This is the best
5 Star Review   By Buster on Home Depot - Dec 21, 2011   

This is a great saw. Take the saw out of the box and throw away the directions. Put the saw together with the pictures on the box. You will love everything about this saw. Don't stop. Go straight to Home Depot and get this saw.

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The worst saw i ever have on twenty year
1 Star Review   By wolf99 on Home Depot - Nov 7, 2011   

very bad saw it breack part very easy railing weel hard to get

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Awesome Product and great warranty
5 Star Review   By Tufftrav on Home Depot - Nov 7, 2011   

I bought this saw back in early February to complete small tile jobs that I typically would sub out. After 8 great months of use the sliding platform and rails ended up binding which kept causing tiles to crack while cutting them. I took the saw and my warrant information into Home Depot yesterday. After about five minutes I was out the door with a brand new saw. I was very happy with HD, and the Rigid product line and them honoring their warranty. I would recommend anyone Rigid products due to their quality and no questions asked warranty.

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Great saw
5 Star Review   By bdud on Home Depot - Jul 29, 2011   

I read previous reviews and found an online installation manual, maybe Canada version, which had complete setup instructions. Much easier after that. Used it to cut many marble and glass tiles. Tried 2 different MK blades after original blade got tired. In the end the best blade I used was the original Rigid blade. Lasted well with few chips and nice speed. The laser stopped working after the lense got covered on the inside from the tile water. Cleaned and sealed with caulk and great since. The sliding table started to bind slightly so inserted a couple of washers at the back of the runners and now perfect. It is a lot cleaner than the smaller tile saws, but I used a mattress plastic bag when cutting inside the house and that contains everything. I use a piece of old waterproof rubber shower liner on the floor also. No mess. You can buy tile hoods but this is a good cheap solution. Great accurate cuts, laser is a great asset. Very easy and quick to fold or setup. Use a seperate bucket of clean water for the water pump, the pump will like you for it. Very easy clean up, just wash down with a garden house. Highly recommend.

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Great saw
5 Star Review   By Bdan on Home Depot - Jul 19, 2011   

So as others have mentioned the directions are horrible and it was hard to get stand together. Throw them out for that part and use some sense and the picture. The blade that comes with the saw is ok but mine seems to stick a bit, I will be upgrading it tomorrow. I ran a few test pieces through it and I couldn't be happier. I had no problems with my pump and the laser was right on. The true test comes tomorrow when I take it to the first job. Saw is loaded with features and i really like the water containment. It folds up nicely and is light enough to be carried around by 1 guy if need be. The rubberized tray is great and the tile doesn't slide around at all. The tray slides smooth and the whole unit seems very sturdy and well built. So far I am extremely satisfied and you really can't beat the price.

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Great Saw
5 Star Review   By Brandon on Home Depot - Jul 19, 2011   

This is a great mid range saw. I'm a contractor and I purchased it because I've had nothing but good experience with Ridgid products and the lifetime warranty can't be beat. This saw didn't let me down. As other reviewers mentioned...assembly is a little irritating...but not difficult by any means. The factory blade chips tiles...to be expected. Invest in a quality blade. Areas of improvement would be the pump tubing. The tube kinks easily. If you aren't getting good water flow make sure the tube isn't kinked. I will probably eventually bypass the valve for the rinse tube (pressure isn't high enough anyway) and go straight to the pump. But the saw itself is a great value. It cut's clean and fast with the right blade. Overall very satisfied and I'll definitely continue to use Ridgid tools.

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Good Value, but Assembly could be better
3 Star Review   By NeededADishwasher on Home Depot - Jun 7, 2011   

First off, I agree with the others in that the assembly instructions for this saw are minimal. With an exploded view of parts and brief description, I was able to get it assembled in about 1 1/2 hrs. Study the exploded diagram and box picture. Also realize that parts are packaged according to which process they are required for and that like ends on mating pieces are marked with a letter. Again, the manual does not mention this. Once up and running, the saw was pretty accurate out of the box. Cuts were nice and straight. Water management is the second complaint. I would not use this in a finished space as the water can get on the floor, especially with tiles greater than 12x12. I did not have any pump problems that others have reported. Mine worked out of the box.

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great mid range saw
5 Star Review   By Melvillm on Home Depot - Jun 2, 2011   

this saw does everything i asked it to. Instructions are hard to follow but just match up the holes on the stand with each other and its fine. They each have a letter on them to match. They stock blade is o.k. not the best, great saw though would recommend to anyone.

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Great Saw for the price
5 Star Review   By JBG1 on Home Depot - Jun 1, 2011   

Just did 200 ft of marble tiling and saw worked flawlessly. Laser and work lite are nice. Solid sliding rubber table with a cleanoff tube. Much better than those plastic table saws. Plunge cut works well and spray is not too bad. Handled angled 12x12 cuts with ease. Saw is a little loud but no worse than any circular saw and out feed table is a little flimsy for anything other than 6x4 tiles. Not sure why folks complain about the instructions, it only took 30 minutes to put together. Folds up out of the way with ease. Highly recommend for DIYer who does occassional bathroom or tiled floors.

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Happy with purchase
4 Star Review   By Mikey304 on Home Depot - May 1, 2011   

Nice saw, Very easy to move around from job to job. Only problem was putting it together.

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Wonderful saw
5 Star Review   By Jeffthegrillmaster on Home Depot - Apr 18, 2011   

I purchased this saw two weeks ago, and have tiled a dining room and a kitchen since then. My first saw was a cheap tabletop unit that sprayed me with water and was a pain to use. This one works much better and has the necessary power to cut everything that I have fed to it. The only down side is the poor instructions, and the fact that you cannot store everything on board the cart when transporting. The laser was a huge help and the only tool I own that has a laser that is practical. Unlike the others, I had no issue with alignment, and the alignment stayed once set up. Another wish would be to have something in the back of the saw that would catch the back spray. In time, i will come up with my own solution to that, but for now I am very satisfied with the operation of the unit, and it has paid for itself in the first two weeks of use. I am not a heavy use of tile saws, but when I need one I need it to work and work well. Very satisfied.

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Great Saw
4 Star Review   By kmoe on Home Depot - Mar 15, 2011   

I bought this saw and the day I bought it I had to use it on a job. I bought it at 8am and had it together and operational by 9:30am. Setup started slow but with a little common sense I got it going. I have been cutting tile for three years so I would say I am semi pro, cause I haven't set the laser straight yet, but I cut 100% straight and diagonal lines with this saw. I thought that it would rip through tiles yet you have to cut with little patients The saw paid for it self the first week I had it. It is a great saw for the price.

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Excellent Portable Tile Saw
5 Star Review   By JDODN on Home Depot - Feb 20, 2011   

We purchased this saw about two months ago. Had been using a table type wet saw previously for remodeling.rehab jobs. This saw has been able to do anything that we have needed to do. Folding stand makes it ideal for moving to jobsite - set up and take down is quick and easy. As mentioned in some of the other reviews I read, the assembly directions for this product really need to be improved. Instructions are bascially given as a exploded view of the saw and stand. The drawing is much too small to read easily and written instructions are not clear. Manufacturer should give a larger drawing with clearly labeled parts. Otherwise I would not hesitate to purchase this model again. If the saw is going to be used with thicker materials (pavers for example) a 10" model probably should be purchased instead of the 7" model. No problems with the water pump or any other components.

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Tile saw good, water pump no good
4 Star Review   By YandJ on Home Depot - Feb 8, 2011   

As many have said, the instructions are practically worthless, but we got it together after two hours. Then it was time to use it. It came with a water pump. Filled the bucket, plugged in the pump- nothing. Tried different outlets with the same result. We went back to Home Depot and exchanged just the water pump with no difficulty. Get home, take the new out of the box and it does not work. I called Home Depot and asked if we could exchange just the water pump for the Ryobi water pump. They agrreed, so back we went. Happy to say the Ryobi water pump worked. Finally we get to use the saw and it works great. We wish we'd gotten this one 3 projects ago instead of a cheap one.

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well designed saw, good value
4 Star Review   By kphee on Home Depot - Jan 5, 2011   

I remodel kitchens and bathrooms as a trade and wanted a moderately priced saw. this saw is solid, cuts straight and quickly. I am amazed on how well the water spray is controlled, only a small amount of spray makes it past the machine. The two faults I have found with this machine are the laser and the miter guide. The laser works great for an hour or so and then water infiltrates the lase housing and blocks and distorts the beam so it becomes unusable. The miter guide is poorly designed. it is unusable in many situations, it is common for the tile to not fit on the sled along side of the gauge, this would be less of a problem if the lase was more reliable but as stated earlier that feature becomes useless after a short amount of time. Why is the lase housing not sealed? the miter gauge design screams for a redesign.

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7" ceramic tile saw R4007
5 Star Review   Home Depot   

Bought the saw three weeka ago to complete a bathroom project. Floor and three walls tiled with 13" ceramic tiles. As noted, the set up instructions are worthless, but just by looking at the picture on the side of the box, you can set up the saw in a little over an hour. While there are instructions about how to align the laser, mine was nearly perfect as shipped, and I haven't had to fool with it. The laser is really, really wonderful! You can check the cut-line for a piece of tile by measuring from the tile edge to the laser line, so positioning a tile for an angled cut is quickly done, without having to mark the tile with a pencil. The rubber table surface holds the tile very well, so movement while sawing is not a problem. However, if even tiny particles of tile grit get between the table back (push) edge and a tile, the cut may be off slighly. For this the little cleaning hose is very handy, but another 12 inches of hose length would be better. The saw cuts very straight, and I could cut as little as 1/8th inch off a 13" tile, and end up with a sliver 1/8th wide and 13" long; not broken into small pieces. Of course I didn't force the cut too fast. I can't imagine a better saw for the money; I highly recommend it.

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Nice saw but
4 Star Review   By DrPcFix on Home Depot - Dec 26, 2010   

Ok, I returned the $299 Ryobi piece of junk that I tried to use to do the backsplash in my kitchen. This time, I went to the HD store in Elmont, Long Island, where they had the saws up for display but where you could checkout the tray etc. It was easy to see the quality difference between the Ridgid and the Ryobi. For starters, the tray is metal and slides nicely on aluminum rails. The adjustable miter guide is also made of metal and clamps on securely to the table. The laser and light are powered by the saw's 110v mains so there are no batteries to replace. While this may seem insignificant, having dead batteries just when you want to use the saw can be a real time waster. Now for assembly. I read other reviews where they say that the manual stinks. Well they are absolutely right. The diagram on the first page lists letters that do not correspond to anything on the following pages. So instead of reading the manual, I just looked at the pictures and began to assemble the frame. It quickly became apparent that the little labels on matching pieces were made to go together. When you have the parts in the right places you will see that the the labels at the holes on the matching pieces are both the same. One one tube there is a letter "A" which is attached to the second tube where it is marked with the letter "A". A long bold holds them together with a black plastic spacer between them. Assemble everything finger tight and when its all together, then break out the wrenches and tighten things up. Nearly all of the nuts are lock-nuts so there is no need to over-tighten then. Just get them snug so that the frame can still be collapsed. After completing the assembly which took about 30 minutes, I filled the bucket with water and turned on my saw for the first time. To my surprise, the pump did not turn on. I plugged the pump directly into an outlet and it still did not work so it must be defective. Oh well, another day wasted not being able to do any tile work. I will call Ridgid tomorrow to see how well they honor their lifetime warranty. final notes: The Ridgid tile saws are made just for Home Depot so don[t expect to find them anywhere else or get a better price. If you buy a bunch of tile at HD, ask the manager for a 10% discount on the saw -- I did and got it. The Ryobi and Ridgid saws seem to have been made by the same factory so I don't think that the motor is necessarily better or any stronger than the Ryobi 7" machine. However, the better construction of the frame alone makes it a much better value, The 10" version of the saw seems to be of the same quality only with a bigger motor and blade. For the homeowner this is overkill. Everything else on the two saws seems to be the same so don't expect the cut quality to be any better on the larger one. I will post another review once I get a new pump and can actually use the saw.

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Ridgid 7" wet saw
5 Star Review   By Skigod on Home Depot - Nov 28, 2010   

Don't freak out about the assembly instructions. Yes they are a little generic, but lay everything out, study the pictures and start slowly. Once you put the first 2 pcs together it goes smoothly. It took me just over 2 hrs from box open to sample cuts. Before I bought this, I researched several models and selected this one based upon other reviews and overall cost. I was extremely satisified with the first cuts which were 2" squares in 1/2"slate and marble. The saw performed wery well. In my opinion this is an outstanding piece of equipment for the price.

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Excellent tile saw
5 Star Review   By SeattleGraham on Home Depot - Oct 19, 2010   

I originally purchased a cheap tile saw because I am just tiling two washrooms. However, the cheap tile saw was a huge pain, didn't cut straight, was under powered and stalled out, and was just a total waste of money. This tile saw is AMAZING compared to the $79 piece of junk i originally bought. Doing a 24 inch rip cut is no more difficult than doing a short cut. The "laser" is only somewhat useful as you have to line it up and it isn't accurate across 12 inches. Wheeling it around is super easy and saves a ton of space. Without a doubt I would recommend this to my friends, except instead I'd just lend it to them since I don't tile much. However, if storage space is an issue, this tile saw is not for you as it does take up a fair bit of space.

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pre reveiw
4 Star Review   By TheRealist on Home Depot - Oct 6, 2010   

The ridgid tile saw is a tile saw and cuts tile remember the (old days) when u would have to nip at them this is my 1st day in reveiw thus far the tile saw has cut my tile in a farily less messy way then most saws for the buck i do most new contruction so i can haul this 80 some lb saw anywhere in the house without making a mess i was skeptile bout its weight till i played with the display model and if you do tile and think this is heavy lol all the bells and whistles are cool but then again they are just bells and whistles i make my marks on tile and i control my saw so sofar this saw has been great still cutting my tile and for the buck i have made my money back today even if i choose to send it back in my 90 day trial i did read all of the reveiws and played with display before i purchased so for the people that said it was to confusing to build i had it built in 20 mins. who reads the instructions on anything anyways pictures only (man-law) for the other guy that did 200 sqft only and 3 weeks later the tile saw didnt work for him choose a different profession i did that 2day and dont see this saw failing atleast before my 90 days are up so as of today i like it and i will post another review before my 90 days and tell you if i kept it or not but like i said for the buck its well worth it only reason i did not give it 5 stars is because it did not fit in my truck with my lid down (personal ordeal) and for the people that dont want water all over the place hello it is a wet saw it does shot water mist on side it does acumalate after all day and shots after front lid but for all day its very minamal. again i do new construction so a little mess means i can keep it within a few feet from me would not bring it in a finished house but would still keep it very close moving up and down stairs was fairly easy and i did have to add water only once all day not 100 times not bad ttyl

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Great tile saw for the money.
4 Star Review   By Snaplock on Home Depot - Sep 4, 2010   

So far so good with this Ridgid tile saw. It is simple and quick to set up. It was a little difficult to assemble this saw, the directions are a bit flawed. The picture on the box helps a lot. I like how you can make various types of cuts with this saw and also the feature with the water to clean the saw off. The laser line is a great feature also helps to make uneven cuts. The water system is a nice feature, it helps to keep the pump water clean. The table slides very smooth and I like the way the table locks. I would recommend this saw to anyone.

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Decent...
4 Star Review   By gnarlitch on Home Depot - Aug 26, 2010   

this is a decent quality saw for the money. It works fairly well and is fairly easy to breakdown to transport. Also, it is definitely better than an entry level saw. However, it is not sturdy enough or accurate enough for a professional. If all you are doing is small (1-day) job, renting is a better option. If doing a full kitchen like I just did, the price is close enough to the cost of a rental to make it worth it. Just don't plan on starting a business with it.

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Good tool for the price
4 Star Review   By retiredhandyman on Home Depot - Aug 9, 2010   

I'm a handyman and purchased this saw to help improve the quality of my projects. I reviewed a number of saws and chose this one because of the quality and warrantee. The reviewes indicate the assembly instructions are lacking, I found it to be true however the saw is not difficult to assemble. I found it to be square on setup and the laser is a nice accessory. Ibelieve it will be a nice addition to my toolbox.

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Great saw for the money!
4 Star Review   By Monstrocromo on Home Depot - Jun 23, 2010   

I am a contractor and have used many different tile saws over the years. I was a little sceptical given the low price for a saw of this type (i.e. large capacity sliding tray with plunge cut capability) but after reading the other reviews I thought I would give it a try. Over the last year I have purchased several RIDGID tools for my business and have been very impressed with the quality. This saw is no exception. I have found it to be very easy to use and the extra features are great. The blade that comes with the saw is just okay. I've definitely used worse. I was pleased with the cuts in fairly inexpensive floor tile. It should work fine for most ceramic tile. I haven't tried it on porcelain yet. The sled is solid and has very little play. The Bucket style water system is great. I used to do this with a 5 gallon bucket with other saws anyway (less chance of sucking air through the pump). Some folks have complained about the rinsing hose feature but I have found it to be very useful. No, it won't blast off dried residue, but its a great way to clean the sled or the freshly cut tile every now and then. The laser is a nice touch. Mine was "right on the money" out of the box, but it was designed to be easily adjusted for those who say otherwise. Now for the bad stuff. The assembly instructions are horrible! I can not stress this enough. I was already prepared after reading the other reviews, but wholly cow! My advice is just to sort your nuts and bolts, read the title of each sub-assembly, line up the corresponding letter markings and use the picture on the box. It really wasn't to hard to assemble, but the directions simply don't make much sense. Another bad note, and the main reason I did not give this 5 stars. In order to collapse the saw to wheel it around, you have to remove the outer water tray and the bucket. Unfortunately, RIDGID does not tell you where to put them. I put the tray upside down on the other tray, but the bucket doesn't really fit anywhere. Kind of annoying. Overall, this is a great saw. I highly recommend it.

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The Tile Saw
5 Star Review   By Toolking on Home Depot - May 30, 2010   

I love this saw. It is very simple to put up once you have assembled it. It was a little difficult to assemble this saw. I am glad there was a picture on the box. But other than that this is a great saw. I like how you can make various types of cuts with this saw and also the feature with the water to clean the saw off when you are done using it. It also has a nice filtration system so the pump does not get bits and pieces off tile in it. The table slides very smooth and comes off very easily when time to clean it. I am very happy with this saw and would recommend this saw to any one that is doing any kind off work with tile or masonary work.

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good saw terrible instructions
4 Star Review   By ddsin2000 on Home Depot - Apr 26, 2010   

I decided on this saw after looking at the similar Ryobi and a few of the light commercial saws. I have bought a few Ridgid tools and have been pleased with them, so this looked like a good option. Upon opening the box I was amazed at the number of pieces to assemble the stand, and was stunned at how poor the instructions were. I can honestly say that these are the worst assembly instructions I have delt with. After a half hour of flipping bewteen the written instructions in front of the book and the diagrams in the back (can't they combine the two?) I finally set the book aside and assembled the stand without the instructions which went better; I only had to take one piece off to re-install it. I am in the middle of tiling my bathroom now and am very pleased so far. The table slides nicely, and motor seems sufficently powerful. The saw has nice features and folds fairly compact for storage. I have more projects planned in the next year and hope it will continue to perform well.

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Very Pleased
5 Star Review   By Aleinstein on Home Depot - Mar 20, 2010   

I am a home improvement contractor and was in need of a new Tile saw, I did not want to spend a fortune but I had a very large custom bathroom with over $10,000 in travertine with lots of trim details. When buying a new tool I like to check out the reviews and over all they seemed to be accurate on this saw. I could not be happier with its performance, every one mentioned the difficulty of the directions, i am glad they warned me so I looked at the pictures and quickly assembled it. It cuts square and the blade that came with it cut the travertine very well. The separate hose to clean the surface does very little with no pressure but again I think this saw was deffinately worth the price and I am excited to start the next project. Would definitely recommend to others.

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good saw
5 Star Review   By steve74 on Home Depot - Dec 23, 2009   

I bought this saw after returning a ryobi saw. I am very pleased with this saw. It was some what difficult to assemble as the instruction are not very through and the diagrams are in back of book so you have to flip pages back and forth. The saw seems well built and has nice features. I bought the saw six weeks ago and have use the saw three time now. It is bulky but everything wokrs great and have had no problems ( like rust on stand as noted by other reviewer ). I did buy a better blade and left factory one in box. It is a good saw and it is well designed. I would recomend it.

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DO NOT PURCHASE
1 Star Review   By Intermediatetilelayer on Home Depot - Nov 19, 2009   

I read the other reviews before I purchased this tile saw and there are more than a few things they did not mention. I was not pleased with this saw and returned it after running less than 200 sq ft of tile through it. There are many flaws and I think the most important was that after 3 weeks of use it would not cut straight and would bind up when using the miter cut feature. This will cause your saw to wear out the motor prematurely. I also found the stand had started to rust and was very difficult to maneuver and the plastic plugs that go in the handle will come out and will be lost very easily and will cause your saw to be off balance when you lose one. It is also very large and will only fit in an suv or truck so if you are thinking about putting this in your car you can forget about it. The water cleanup spigot is worthless it will not clean of any part of the saw. The water pan was poorly designed it is very difficult to clean up as the debris sifter causes water to stay in the pan and you have to pour it in a bucket just to clean out the pan which kind of defeats the purpose of the sifter. The pan also falls out every time you move the saw. I would recommend purchasing another saw online with a tub that holds the water. You will have to spend more money to get the same features but if you plan on owning this saw past its warranty period than it will be an investment.

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Nice saw for the money
5 Star Review   By BPMSS on Home Depot - Oct 13, 2009   

Purchase: I traveled to a few stores to check out saws. Home Depot was the only store that had cheap saws as well as the mid-level contractor saws. When I put my hands on this saw at the store it was very obvioius that this saw was leagues ahead of the $300 saws at all the stores. Assembly: The instructions weren't great, but overall it was easy to assemble. If you are handy enough to tile your own floor you are handy enough to put the saw together. Transportation: Once I had it together I had to get it to my job site. The saw was easy to get out of the shop and into the truck. The wheels work great. I did have to make two trips, one with the saw and one with the trays and water tank. Not a big deal. Use: The saw worked very well. I have to be honest here though, the factory blade is still in its package. I bought a $60 MK 200 blade for the saw. A decent saw with a great blade is a lot better than a great saw with a marginal blade. That aside the saw is nice. The stand is at a great height. If I had to list one complaint, it would be that the stand isn't as stable as I would like, but it is sufficient. The laser is very easy to adjust. I didn't really use mine as the blade was easy enough to see. In the right cicumstances the laser would be nice to have. The table is great, it slides very smoothly. It makes cutting the tile very easy. I used the plunge cut to help with my toilet flange cutout and my floor vent cutout. I like the 7" blade. The smaller diameter allowed me to cut more precise on my specialty cuts. Cleanup: Cleanup was fairly easy. The water nozzle is a nice feature. I rinsed everything down with the nozzle and then took everything apart and cleaned it all in the sink. That first rinse saved a lot of work. The area around the saw was fairly clean. There was some mess that got away from the saw but a lot less than the cheap saws will throw around. Storage: The saw folds down nicely and doesn't take up a lot of space. It's doesn't fold down to nothing though, so make sure you have a corner to hide the saw in when you aren't using it.

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Best function, featured saw, more than i asked for
5 Star Review   By Yevgeniy on Home Depot - Sep 28, 2009   

I bought the saw about a month ago to cut Travertine tile on it. The assembly was super exciting, lots of pieces, somewhat challenging. The result was an amazing piece of machinery. It has so many features, from helping you clean the saw, storing the saw, making amazingly precise cuts, etc. I couldn't believe how useful the laser was. Granted, lasers are becoming used increasingly more often in power tools, but you always worry that it wont give you a precise enough cut. But i found the laser on this saw exceedingly awesome. Everything to the left and including the laser line gets cut off. (i would guess down to 1/10 of a millimeter accuracy) The rubberized tile tray gives me an unbelievable stability. That tile will not move! And i was cutting tiny 2" squares. I love all the bells and whistles that are built into the saw. Lock up the tray for transport or filtering systems that's part of the water collection. There are 3 trays that make up the water collection. Then there is also a big rectangular bucket to house your water pump. The tile tray slides out for rinsing. Too cool. This is definitely the best toy in my garage thus far. I am impressed with Ridgid and usually settle for the "yellow" brand, but after seeing my friend's portable table saw and now this wet saw, i am quickly turning into a fan. Thanks Ridgid.

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Good saw if you need it
4 Star Review   By caruso on Home Depot - Sep 15, 2009   

I'm not a contractor but sometimes work for one. I've done 4 kitchens, many baths, etc. I wound up needing a large number of mitre cuts for my personal kitchen remodel. The saw I've been using for many years is an old Home Depot purchased QEP. It's always had enough grunt but NO "bells and whistles". I picked up this saw and hoped that the mitre option would save me some time. As with all Ridgid products I've put together the instructions are horrible at best. Fortunately there's a picture on the box to help make sense. I'll start with the good - plenty strong motor, smooth gliding table with very little play, cut perfectly out of the box for me although others have had to adjust, good bevel cuts, good plunge cuts, decent water control, the light is actually helpful. The "cleaning" rig seems a bit overcomplicated but it's a very nice feature when you're not used to having it, particularly for cleaning the table. Nice large sump. Some of the bad - water management is pretty poor and it leaks between the two pans. Wedging a piece of tile under the bottom pan completely fixed it. Pretty lame problem, but an incredibly simple fix. The handles are on the same side as the wheels so you can't move the saw when set up very easily. The extender pan is also in the way so must be removed when moving the saw. The laser is a reference point, nothing more. All in all, great features at a reasonable price that work well. There are definitely some design flaws that should have not been there, but it's at a much lower price point than the competition. Sure you can buy a better saw for $2k, but unless you're really cranking out the commercial jobs the math doesn't work. For a homeowner doing a remodel or a jack of all trades doing some tile, this is a great bet. Professional tilers probably wouldn't be looking at this saw anyway. If it wasn't for the easily remedied leaks and awkward table this would get 5 stars. I'm willing to bet there'll be a new model without these problems at some point.

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Pretty good saw!
4 Star Review   By tbcook4u on Home Depot - Sep 7, 2009   

This is the 5th tile saw I have owned. After burning up the motor in an off-brand, 2-1/4HP saw that I had cut about 10,000 sq ft, I bought the Husky saw that HD was offering. It only lasted for about 200 sq ft of travertine and the motor burned on it. I returned the Husky saw and the nice folks at HD, gave me the appropriate credit so that I could upgrade. I bought this saw to finish a master bath project I had started. All natural stone, and this saw did the job nicely. I realy like a lot of the features of this saw. I like the deep water well (bucket) and the travel of the rubber matted table. Very powerful for a 7" saw! The only suggestion I have for the design team is to lengthen the table for use in cutting longer tiles. 18" are popular now and it would be nice to have the extra support on those large tiles.

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WARNING dont buy
1 Star Review   By clfiii on Home Depot - Jul 23, 2009   

Saw is rubish and good luck getting Ridgid to fix all the little gismos and gagets. The saw is no good when the stand breakes and the stand also fills with water during use. On second day of use the stand had lots of rust spots starting to form....so in a year when the stand rusts out your saw is useless. Lots of money for a saw that can not b e taken off the U.V.

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