Whether you install tile for a living or have a recent tiling job coming up in your home, you are going to need to have a quality tile cutter available to you. A cutter that won’t leave rough or jagged edges when you cut tile and are capable of doing the job easily. After all, the quality of this tool will determine just how well your tiling job goes.
Although it’s not always easy to find the best tool possible, we’ve decided to take the initiative and find ten of the best tile cutters currently available. We looked at many different models and found the ones that are not only capable of doing the job, but also have the features that people need out of one of these tools.
Best Tile Saws – Top List
10MK-370EXP 7-Inch Saw
This tool might be a lightweight tile cutter, but it has more than enough power to get most jobs done. It only weighs around 33-pounds but has a 1.25 horsepower motor that can cut tile 18-inches long and cut 13-inches diagonally. This 7-inch wet cutting saw also has a built-in 45-degree miter system and has a 5/8-inch chrome plated linear guide for performing straight and smooth precision cuts. It has a depth of cut of approximately 2-inches and has a plunge capability that helps the operator cut outlet openings quickly and efficiently. And when the blade needs to be changed, it can be easily done thanks to its hinged blade guard system.
9Porter Cable PCE980 Wet Saw
The beauty of this wet tile saw really comes down to its high-quality design. This tool is made with a sturdy roll cage and built-in handle that makes it extremely durable and allows it to be carried from one job site to the next. It also has a cast-metal sliding tray with water channels built into it and an adjustable rear fence. Other innovative design features of this tool include a stainless steel table top, a splash guard that protects the operator from water spray, and a drain plug that allows water to be easily drained into a bucket for easy cleanup. It also has a 2850 RPM blade speed that powers through tile quite well.
8QEP 22650Q 3/4 HP Saw
It doesn’t matter if the operator wants to perform diagonal cuts or rip cuts because this tool can perform each of these jobs equally well. It has a nice flat table design, a durable steel frame with rubber foot pads and an included 8-inch table extension that can be used for large size tile cutting. The most impressive feature about this tool, however, is its 3/4 HP motor that’s capable of generating up to 3,600 RPM of cutting power. This is enough power for even some of the most demanding tile jobs, which makes this tool useful for both homeowners and professional tile cutters alike.
7SKIL 3550-02 Wet Tile Saw
Wet tile cutting requires a tool that can not only successfully cut through the tile but can also adequately deal with water management. Fortunately, this saw is capable of handling both aspects of wet cutting equally well. It has an innovative Hydro-Lock Water Containment System that keeps water closer to the blade and also helps to make cleanup a whole lot easier. This tool also has a slide side extension that supports up to 18-inch by 18-inch tiles, a rust-resistant aluminum table top, and an adjustable rip fence with a miter gauge. Since it can also deliver bevel cuts at 0-degrees. 22.5 and 45-degrees, it’s suitable for any job.
6DEWALT DWC860W Wet/Dry Saw
Although this quality wet/dry masonry saw isn’t specifically designed for tile cutting applications and doesn’t have the accuracy that a tile saw provides, it can be used to great effect for cutting out old tiles during a tile job. That’s because it has a 10.8-Amp motor that has enough power to cut through concrete, porcelain, granite and a variety of stone materials. It also has a 4-3/8-inch diamond blade that can cut through ceramics and stone materials quite well. With a 13,000 maximum no-load speed and an adjustable depth of cut, this saw is ready for some seriously hard work.
5SKIL 3540-02 Tile Saw
This budget tile cutter is designed to handle the needs of DIY homeowners who want to take charge of their tile projects and do it themselves. This model has a stainless-steel tabletop that’s resistant to rust and corrosion and is capable of cutting up to 12-inch by 12-inch tiles. It has a 4.2-Amp motor that provides up to 3,600 RPM of no-load power, and it has a blade diameter of 7-inches. This combination of power and blade size allows it to have a cross-cut capacity of 7.75-inches and a diagonal cut capacity of 7.25-inches. This tool also has a blade cooling water reservoir and can cut through stone and masonry.
4DEWALT D24000S Heavy-Duty Cutter With Stand
Tough tile jobs need a cutter that’s capable of handling the pressure, which is exactly what this cutter is capable of doing. It has a rip cutting capacity of 25-inches and has a plunge cutting capacity of 28-inches, so it can handle just about any project it’s presented with doing. This saw weights approximately 69-pounds and has a 10-inch blade that’s easy enough for one person to set up and to take to the job site. This saw comes with a stand and a stainless steel rail system that’s integrated into the tile saw’s frame. This ensures that all cuts are accurate and straight.
3Porter Cable PCC780LA Saw
This high-quality cutter has a multitude of features which makes it ideal for just about any tile job. It has a sliding table that delivers a 17-inch surface and it’s sliding tray is made from cast metal that’s equipped with water channels. This tool has a stainless-steel tabletop and is built with a roll cage that not only protects the cutting cart but also acts as a handle so the tool can be taken to the job site. This tool offers cordless power thanks to its 20-Volt battery power system and it has an onboard miter square to help line up miter cuts accurately. This makes this portable tile cutter quite a versatile and powerful tool.
2Pearl Abrasive VX10.2XLPRO Professional Saw
This 10-inch professional tile saw is designed to provide the user with professional results each and every time they use it. This tool has a 24-inch rip cut and can perform diagonal cuts up to 18-inches. It has a telescoping table that has ten sealed metal rolling bearings. This allows this rolling table to easily move and the sealed nature of the bearings protects them for long-term use. This unit has a telescoping rail guide for precise cuts and has a stainless-steel water drip tray. This tool also comes with a water pump, a fan-cooled 2-HP induction motor and has a no-load speed of 3,450 RPM.
1MK Diamond MK-100 Saw
This 10-inch tile cutter is not only powerful enough to be used by professionals but is also easy enough to be used by homeowners. It’s equipped with a 1-1/2 HP GE motor, has a cutting depth capacity of 3-1/4-inch, and comes with a 10-inch tile blade and water pump. This tool is capable of cutting a 20-inch tile lengthwise, and a 14-inch tile diagonally. It’s capable of performing full 18-inch rip cuts, and it features a shaft lock for quick and easy blade changes. Currently, this is one of the best tiles saw available and is sure to provide the operator with many years of faithful service.