Now that we’re almost ready to review our top five best tile saws on the market today, we want to shed some insight on the ways these saws were rated. For the average homeowner, price is probably one of the biggest determining factors when it comes to deciding on a purchase. But when it comes to tile saws, there are a lot more key components to consider.
Here are the various categories we use to rate the best tile saws:
What good is a tile saw if it won’t cut as precisely as you need it to? Obviously, with such a wide range of prices on the market, some tile saws are better at accuracy than others. The best professional wet tile saws are typically overhead or tabletop saws with a lot of durability behind them. Many of them are portable as well.
Do you want your tiles cut right? Well then you better have a good, sharp blade. Without this component, the saw is nothing. Good saws have blades that can glide through ceramic tile without struggle or hesitation. Your saw also shouldn’t be leaving sharp edges along the cut line; everything should be nice and smooth.
What do you want to get out of your tile saw? If you’re just a beginner, then you may be a bit more open-minded when it comes to the accessibility and diversity of your saw. However, for many DIY enthusiasts, it’s all about the capacity. Beveling, portability, extra horsepower, special locks, and dust reducers are all extra features that can send a tile saw a mile above its competition on the market.
Any tile saw buying guide on the Internet (like BetterToolz’s special tile saw article) will tell you that price is the ultimate factor. While we do of course take the price of a product heavily into consideration, we want you to be able to purchase a saw for what it does – not just for its price tag.