What You Need to Know About Choosing a Wet Tile Saw

Wet tile saws are useful for cutting tile, and they have a number of features that make them a superior option for this kind of project. They are specifically designed to cope with the strain of getting through tough materials. If you have a job like this, you can easily find an affordable tile saw for sale on eBay that will help you get the job done right.

Engaging the proper torque

Greater torque allows a saw to cut strong tiles more easily, and it’s a good idea to purchase the most powerful model your budget will allow. The benefits will become clear when your project overwhelms a cheaper model not equipped with sufficient durability and power to sustain higher RPMs. A higher blade rotation translates to:

  • Quicker cuts
  • Less strain for you
  • Faster project completion
  • Less drag on the motor
  • Longer life for the tool
Why does the saw need to be wet?

Tile saws for sale on eBay with recirculating pumps have a water reservoir where the water from the basin or tray is used and later filtered so that it can be reused without hooking up a faucet. The other kind are connected to a faucet for their constant supply of fresh water. The water serves the three main purposes of:

  • Keeping the blade cool to prevent damage
  • Lubricating the tiles and blade for efficient cutting
  • Keeping tiles cool to avoid cracking from the heat of friction
  • Limiting the amount of dust cast into the air
Important features to look for in a wet tile saw for sale

There are some features that should not be overlooked when selecting a new wet saw because they can impact the ability of the saw to deliver optimum results under more demanding conditions. Power is a significant detail because more than 1 horsepower is ideal to handle the resistance of cutting without losing RPMs which affect efficiency and accuracy. To save money, minimize material waste and accidental breakage by getting a wet tile saw with an adjustable blade that can adapt to differences in length, width, depth, and volume of tile to be cut. A final key feature that protects the motor from getting overheated and causing damage or failure is overload protection. Protect your investment by checking the technical specs provided by the manufacturer to verify it’s included on a given model when browsing to select a new or used tile saw for sale on eBay.