This Northern Industrial 7in. wet tile saw delivers ample power to cut a variety of wall and floor tile sizes. Can also cut granite tiles. All-metal saw is very sturdy. A great value for residential tile work. Arbor Size in. 5/8, Blade Diameter in. 7, Cutting Thickness in. 1 3/8, Rated Watts 500, Engine Speed RPM 3,500, HP 2/3. Height 6.8in. Not for masonry 2/3 HP 120 Volt, 60 Hz motor 1.4in. max. depth of cut @ 90, 1in. @ 45 15in. x 15 1/2in. table Includes splash guard to keep spray and dust to a minimum Removable blade cooling reservoir for easy cleaning
Average Customer Rating:
(134 Reviews) 134
Rating Summary(134 reviews)
126 of 134(94%)would recommend this product to a friend.
"This is the first Powered Wet Tile saw I've purchased. I'm a home handyman (especially with tile) and this was my 3rd tile project.
I was in the middle of a bathroom remake and needed to cut some thin, corner and angled pieces from glazed 4" tiles. I usually used a simple score and break tool but for the thin and multiple cut sizes the score and break wouldn't work. It didn't make sense to purchase the $400 and up wet cut tile saws and found this one at Northern Tool.
The build of the tool is OK considering the price. The saw worked well. There are some issues with the guard, table adjustment rail, water bath and such,,, but overall I'd buy it in an instant for the same type of job. I might consider an upgrade blade for my next project with glazed tile. The saw will chip small pieces of the glaze from the cut and make for varying amounts of touchup and compromise. Something that might happen with any saw, but might be alleviated with a better blade: I don't have the experience to know on this one.
The tool served me well and is on the shelf waiting for the next project."
"purchased this saw for a first time tile job, this saw was excellent and easy to use, removed saw guide after first cut and cut tiles freehanded, left saw on my patio for a week after use and top plate has begun to rust a little , maybe an aluminum top plate would be helpful on this saw"
"Bought this and cut 100LF or so (over 0 tiles) and was easy to use and very compact and easy to store. Simple construction best suited for typical ceramic tile. Did tend to chip the edges just a bit and required more water added for each tile cut. Also good idea to use outside as it tends to spray water everywhere. But hey, it's a wet saw!"
"Well worth the price when offered as a special purchase, but there were some problems: the guard interfered with the cut on larger tiles, cleaning was a true headache and the tray is not easily removed to change the water in the reservoir. Despite this, its primary purpose as a residential use home tile cutter was more than adequate and once the blade was replaced, it worked even better."
"This saw is very easy to assemble and use. For the homeowner who is a do it yourself person this saw is ideal. The blade began to get a little dull after about fifty cuts but for the price it is hard to beat."
"If you are a weekend warrior looking to save money this is the saw for you. Cheaper than renting and will get the job done. Use a thin cloth on the table to keep the surface from scratching and subsequently rusting."
"Never laid tile. To save money, my wife and I tackled the job of remodeling a bathroom and laying our own tile. Ordered this inexpensive wet tile saw. It was great for the job. No problem at all. We honestly only wasted one tile and that was my fault, not the saw. Would recommend this saw to anyone. The professional excluded of course. Sure it wouldn't hold up under job after job, but for the inexperienced and handyman, it's the best deal for the buck."
"We have several tile saws ranging from very large and expensive to small hand saws. This saw does a good job and I would recomend it to any home owner and small business to have on hand, It is cheaper to buy a complete saw than to repair one."
"This is a great little saw. We have done a larger tile job (kitchen and dining room) and were able to borrow a larger saw from a professional. We were going to do a couple of smaller jobs...over a longer time period and would have had to either precut all in a day, or rent over a longer time period. That would have made the job cost prohibitive. This is a great almost all metal saw...as in other reviews very little plastic. We had read the other reviews and thought, how bad can the packaging be. It is the way UPS handles it, or the packaging, but either way the base was very bent and took some work to straighten (many wacks with a hammer). You would think that they would change their packaging after all the complaints. It seems like an easy fix, to be able to get a great review. Oh well."
"Shipment: Like a few other people, the box this arrived in was a little beat up, and the metal base of the saw was a bit bent. No big deal, the whole thing is made of metal, two quick wacks of the hammer and I'm in business, but the packaging this comes in is really not sufficient to protect the saw sufficiently.
Overall impressions: For the price, this is a pretty solid thing, almost no plastic anywhere on it. The table top is solid metal.
Operation: I've been using this to cut marble tile and slate floor and wall tile. It chews right through it without any trouble. It's no fire-breathing dragon, but there's plenty of power to get the job done without bogging down.
Adjusting the rip fence is a hassle - here is the trick. Loosen both bolts, adjust to the desired dimension and measure 3 times across the length of the blade to make sure it is actually lined up square, then tighten it back down again and you'll get good results.
Most of the time, if you are just cutting off the edge to fit the tile up to the wall where your cut is going to be covered by baseboard trim anyway, you can free-hand it and get perfectly acceptable results. When it has to be perfect, use the fence and you can get not quite the factory edge but awfully close. The other day I did some cuts in a very prominent spot where it would have looked awful if it had been off by even 1/16th and it gave me solid results.
I helped a friend do some tiling the other weekend and he had one of the low-end saws you can get from the home center. This is a materially higher quality tool than the home center version. That thing was all plastic, the rip fence was a joke etc.
I paid less than my buddy did and I got a better tool. This thing is no replacement for a $400 professional grade saw, it is for the occasional homeowner project. If that is what you are looking for, go ahead and grab it.
The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is the packaging."
"i was not exspecting this saw to work this well at such a cheap price, as a novice handyman around the housethis tile saw performed very well easy to carry around and use. only thing i would like to see added to table is a water shield on front of table to keep water from running off table and getting your shoes wet,other than that well worth the money."
"I feel that the Northern Tool Wet Saw was a good purchase for the price. It is designed for DIY users and works well for this type of use. Delivery was fast and set up was easy. The saw had plenty of power and cut the tile smooth and accurate. Possibly the fense could be designed a little better, for easier moving and the water tray is hard to remove when full of water. I would definitely recommend this saw."
"At the cost of $55.00 a day to rent a wet saw, this paid for itself in one day. While it is not a professional grade unit, it did a very good job of cutting the 17" porcelin tile I used for my project. The fence left a bit to be desired but with a couple of 4" vice grip clamps and a 4' levil, straight, accurate cuts were no problem. For the "do it your selfer" this is a great inexpensive tool. And you do not have to rush to get it back to the rental place!"
"I bought this saw to tile my kitchen backsplash. I would have paid more to rent a saw and this tile saw did the job without any problems. I read the reveiws and I do agree that the guide does get debris under it which makes it a little hard to use at times. But I figure that for less than $60.00 delivered to your door, it is a small sacrafice. The tile saw held up very well and I would recommend it to anyone doing a small to medium weekend warrior type project. If the saw were to quit tomorrow, I would still feel that I got my money's worth!"
"I bought this saw for tiling my shower because the price was less than renting for a weekend. The saw works as advertised and although well on the cheap end, seems to be sturdy enough to last through many projects. The 2 down sides of this saw is that 1) the rip fence takes some care to get adjusted straight. I took out the set screws and just use spring clamps as it is easier to make quick adjustments. The only other con for this saw is that it goes through water fast and has a small reservoir. I just keep a 2 gallon watering pitcher handy and fill it after every few cuts."
"The unit arrived with some of the sheet metal bent up. Couple of minutes with the old vice grips and it was functional. I bought it to do two medium sized tile jobs because it was cheaper than renting a saw for two or three days. No trips to town to pick up and drop off a rental unit. The saw does what is is designed to do. Cut tile."