Welcome to Master Wholesale’s first comparison video. I’m Blake, president of Master Wholesale. We want to give our customers an easy way to compare the features and performance of 4 industry leading tile saws. We’re going to be featuring saws that cut over 24". The four tile saws that Master Wholesale has compared for this video are: the Husqvarna TS60, the Rigid Wet Saw, the Imer Combicut 200VA and the Dewalt D24000.
I’m Blake, president of Master Wholesale. Today we’re going to do our first tile saw comparison video. We’re going to be featuring saws that cut over 24". We’re going to have the Husqvarna TS60, the Rigid Wet Saw, the Imer 200VA and the Dewalt D24000.
We videotaped and timed each of the saws being assembled. None of them required an engineering degree to put together, but I can tell you right now the Imer was the simplest and the quickest. The Dewalt and the Husqvarna were both pretty easy as well and can be done in under 15 minutes, while the Rigid was more complex and labor intensive.
We’re going to talk about the weight and portability of these saws because that’s important, you’ve got to be able to get them in and out of the truck. The Dewalt weighs 90lbs but easily splits into three pieces, which makes it very easy for one guy to get it in and out of the truck or on to the jobsite by himself. The Imer weighs in at 45 lbs. which makes it very easy for one guy to move around. The Rigid weighs in at 101 lbs., so it’s a little harder to get in and out of the truck, but once you do get it out of the truck, it’s got the wheels on it so you can roll it around. The Husqvarna weighs in at 105 lbs. It’s going to be a little more work getting this guy in and out of the truck and on the jobsite.
The next thing we’re going to show in the video is the tray play of each saw, how to make sure the saws are cutting square, and check the guides, plunge cut and the 45 degree miter cut. First the Husqvarna, and we’re checking for tray play here. As you can see, in not much. When we pull it out to extended we have a little play. Going to check the chop next. Loosen the knob on the side. This saw has a very smooth chop. Reaching to the back of the saw, you loosen the knob and the saw easily converts to a 45. It also does a 22. The other nice thing about this saw is it has a blade lock, which makes taking the diamond blade off the saw a lot easier. Not all saws are equipped with this. The tray guide is fully adjustable in all angles both on the left and right side. Very nice feature. As you can see, the Husqvarna TS60 comes out of the box cutting very square.
Next up we’re checking the tray play on the Rigid. We have tray play when it’s in, and in the extended position we have a lot of tray play. Now the chop...going to loosen it up a little bit. This one’s a little bit stickier than the last one we tested. Loosen up a little bit more, and it's still not as smooth as some of the others we tested. This saw is also equipped with a blade lock so making taking the blade on and off a lot easier. The guide is adjustable both directions. It’s a nice feature. Saw comes out of the box cutting less than square, probably because of the amount of tray play.
The Imer’s an overhead saw. We’re going to check for head play in this saw and you can see there is none. Next we’re going to test the chop. Loosen up the knob and the saw chops very smoothly. Loosen up the front knob and the knob on the back and the saw will adjust anywhere from 45 to any angle you want. Very smooth. The gauge on this saw also is fully adjustable both directions - very nice feature. This saw comes out of the box cutting perfectly square and does not have a blade lock.
So next up is the Dewalt. No tray play in tight, and when you pull it out, there is very little in the extended position. Loosen up the front knob. Has a very smooth chop. Going to reach to the back, loosen up the knob, switches over to a 45. This saw also does a 22. The saw also has a blade lock in the front, which makes it a lot easier to take the blade off. The gauge is straight or a 45 to either side. This saw comes out of the box cutting really square as you can see.
Next we’re going to take each saw and put it in a wet ten, make three cuts that we’ll time, and then we’re going to look at the inside of the wet tent to see how much overspray each saw has.
Husqvarna TS60: This will take approximately 48 seconds to do and as you can see the overspray from this saw is basically zero.
Ridgid: It’ll make the cuts in approximately 49 seconds, give or take a few seconds. As you can see, this saw has not much overspray. A little bit in the back. Other than that, the saw contained the water very well.
Imer: The Imer saw will make the cuts in approximately 47 seconds. As you can see the water containment on this saw is not as good as the other saws that we looked at so far. A little bit of water on the floor of the wet tent.
Dewalt: It’ll make the cuts in about 41 seconds. There’s a little bit of overspray on the back of the wet tent, but other than that the water overspray is pretty minimal.
Our Opinion: The Husqvarna is a really nice saw, comes out of the box cutting real square. It’s one of the more expensive saws that we tested and it’s also probably the loudest saw that we tested, which if you mind loud saws, this one may not be the ticket for you. The one thing that was pretty amazing in comparison with the rest of the saws is the water containment on this saw was really good.
Then we have the Rigid. I’m not a big fan of the Rigid. It took a lot of time to assemble it, had a lot of tray play. Again it’s a heavier saw. Strong points are it does come with a laser LED light and once you do get it out of the truck it has wheels on the stand and it’s priced very well.
And we have the Imer, which is hands down the easiest saw to assemble and get working. It also comes out of the box cutting really straight. It’s a very dependable saw, easy for one person to move around. It’s literally half the weight of the other saws. It could use just a little bit more power in my opinion.
And then we have the Dewalt tile saw which, again, assembles very quickly and comes out of the box cutting really straight. It splits down into three pieces so one guy can move it easily. Just looking at the online reviews for this saw and talking to contractors that come into our business everyday, this is definitely the contractor choice for sure.