I own many DeWalt power tools. Great brand. Great reputation. That’s why I keep buying DeWalt products. However, when it came to my last tile floor project, I went for a cheap tile saw (under $100) and now that my wife is having me remodel our upstairs bathroom AND kitchen, I’m regretting that decision. (If you’re looking for a wet saw sale price and great value for small DIY projects, see the bottom of this post.)
The truth about DIY tile saws is they’re only good for so many cuts and then they burn out – either completely or one day you notice the cuts aren’t as easy as before. Renting tile saws sucks and it’s a horrible value so you definitely want to buy one.
If you plan on doing more than 1 tile flooring project, I highly recommend you get the DeWalt D24000 tile saw. This is the best tile saw bar none.
Pros and Cons of the DeWalt D24000
- Plenty of power (1.5 horse power)
- Easy, precision cuts
- Large cut capacity (24 inch rip and 18 inches diagonally)
- 170 gallon water pump (more than enough)
- Motor tilts and locks at 45 degrees or 22.5 degrees w(makes cuts possible w/o an accessory cart block)
- Rubberized rolling table to prevent slipping tiles
The only con I have seen is that the high powered motor can be noisy.
Now if you want the more heavy duty version of the DeWalt D24000 tile saw try the DeWalt D24000S wet saw. The DeWalt D24000S is the absolute best tile saw you can buy. The 2 DeWalt tile saw models are both similar but the DeWalt 24000S has a Stainless steel rail system integrated into the saw frame for the most accurate cuts. Also, the DeWalt 24000S wet saw has a plunge feature that allows the tile cutter make quick plunge cuts for electrical outlets and A/C registers.
One more difference between the DeWalt 24000S and the DeWalt 24000 is the 45/22.5 degree miter feature for quick angled cuts, dual water nozzels. For these extra features, the price is about $50 more.
In summary, the DeWalt D24000 wet saw and DeWalt D24000S wet saw are the standard in the tile saw industry. If you’ve got multiple home projects with heavy square footage, you want to enter a time share with a friend, or you’re a professional tile layer or flooring expert, you want this tile saw. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
If you’re only looking for a small home project, you can get a great tile saw for about $150. I highly recommend the Skil 3600-02 120-Volt Flooring Saw for the quick DIY project or lower budgets.
Speaking of saving money, buying a tile saw online saves you in retail markup ($50 and up for the DeWalt Professional Tile Saws) and also taxes which are roughly $50 for the DeWalt D24000 tile cutter and more for the DeWalt D24000S.
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