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Top 10 Tile and Masonry Saws in 2020

Top 10 Tile and Masonry Saws in 2020

Tile and masonry saws come in all different sizes, sport different names, and have specialized purposes you just won’t find in any other type. These high-powered specialty saws are necessary components for contractors, tile installers and DIY enthusiasts that seem to make the project possible, when otherwise impossible. Some refer to them as wet and dry saws while others refer to them as stone saws, masonry saws, ring saws, and concrete saws.

These types of saws offer the power to cut through material other than wood which is what’s most commonly cut with power saws. Wet and dry saws can be seen in handheld and benchtop models and often boast a diamond tipped wheels or circular abrasive wheels to cut a wide array of material. If you’re looking for a new model or an upgrade before tackling your next project, we have detailed the best models this year.

The following review details the Top 10 Tile and Masonry Saws in 2020 and discusses the finer points of each.

1.      Alpha AWS-125 5″ Stone Cutter – 9.6

Alpha hasn’t introduced many power tools, but the few they have are always some of the most revered. This stone cutter is a 5-inch model and powers through any cutting tasks including without effort and superior results. With 5 stars given by every Amazon consumer who has purchased it, it’s easy to see why it holds the top spot in this review.

The versatility of the Alpha AWS-125 stone cutter can be seen with the use of both straight and curved blades. Outfitted with a water system that’s high-output which adds life onto the blade and keeps the work area clean. Precise straight and curved cuts allows you to match the AWS-125to any project including free hand, wet, and dry cutting.

Specs and features

  • 110/120V input
  • 2/5.5-amp motor
  • 1200W power consumption
  • 7.2 lbs. weight
  • 7/8” arbor size
  • 5” disc blade

2.      DEWALT D24000S Heavy-Duty 10-inch Wet Tile Saw with Stand – 9.5

If you’re looking for a true heavy-duty wet tile saw which comes with everything you need including the stand, then DeWalt has the answer. The D24000S comes in two models including one with the saw blade and one without for slightly less. The highlight is in the cantilevering rail cart system which gives you different types of cuts including 18-inch tile on diagonal and 24-inch ripping capacity.

The DeWalt D24000S weighs only 69-pounds which can easily be moved from jobsite to jobsite by one person. This lightweight, compact model has more versatility than most which can be seen with beveled cuts. Outfitted with a 45 and 22.5 degree miter you’ll see fast and angled cuts and can attach two water nozzles.

Specs and Features

  • 15-amp motor
  • 18” diagonal cut capacity
  • 1.5 horsepower
  • 24” max length of cut
  • 10” blade Diameter
  • 45° and 90° edge guide
  • 3-1/8-inch depth cut
  • 24-inch max rip capacity
  • 69 lbs. weight
  • Integrated 45° and 22° miter

3.      Makita 4100NHX1 4-3/8 Inch Masonry Saw with 4 Inch Diamond Blade – 9.2

The Makita brand is one of the most recognized names in power tools and if they continue to introduce products like this they’ll remain so. The Makita 4100NHX1 scores a 9.2 out of 10 and is another masonry saw in this review which received all-positive consumer reviews on Amazon. If you’re looking for power and a saw specific for cutting all types of material, then this one is it.

The Makita 4100NHX1 comes with a diamond blade that comes in at 4-inches. This powerful and highly durable blade makes simple work out of any cutting application. Powered by an efficient 9.6 AMP motor that delivers speeds to 13,000 RPM with cuts to 1-3/8-inches, users get it all.

For precision, sheer power, and plenty of deliverables for cutting stone, granite, concrete, and other types of material, the 3rd model in this review is another great buy.

Specs and features

  • Item model number: 4100NHX1
  • Color: Blue
  • Style: dry
  • Power Source: corded-electric
  • Voltage: 120 volts
  • Included Components: bare-tool and attachments
  • Batteries Included? No
  • Batteries Required? No
  • Warranty Description: 1 year

4.      Lackmond BEAST10 – BEAST Professional 10″ 15 Amp Wet Tile Saw – 9.0

This diamond in the rough is a true Beast which offers professional grade productivity which delivers only superior results. The Lackmond BEAST10 is a wet tile saw powered by a 15-amp motor. Users have many options including a 10-inch and 7-inch model and a scissor stand or folding gravity stand as well. Depending on your flavor, the extendibility of the Beast10 makes it highly recommended for users of all skill levels.

The Lackmond Beast10 features the best in-class cutting capacity and outperforms the competition with ease. Boasting a higher price tag than most, but well worth it if you’re looking for professional grade construction suited for contractors and yourself. You can get bevel cuts from 22.5⁰ and 45⁰ as its powered by a 15-amp direct drive motor.

Lackmond backs the Beast10 up with a 3-year manufacturer warranty, but with upgrades in durability you probably won’t need it. The frame is built from tube steel construction which is strong enough to handle the harshest conditions.

Specs and features

  • Item model number: BEAST10
  • Size: 10″ (inch)
  • Style: 10″ (inch)
  • Power Source: Corded-Electric
  • Included Components: Bare-Tool
  • Batteries Required? No


5.      Makita 4100NH 12 Amp 4-3/8-Inch Dry Cut Masonry Saw – 9.0

This 12-amp dry cut masonry saw from Makita is priced to sell which is nearly $100 less than competitors in the same class. Powered by a 9.6-amp motor which is more than enough for cutting tile and other types of material with ease. The effective, smooth, and precise cuts give superior results and cuts to 1 3/8-inch.

The Makita 4100NH has a high output power with speeds to 13,000 RPM. Adjusting the depth of cut is simple which lets you dial in with precise results. Blade changes are also simple thanks to the mtor housing which has a flat rear side. Weighing in at only 6.5-pounds and measuring only 8 5/8-inch long, Makita proved that power can come in a compact, portable design.

Specs and features

  • Item model number: 4100NH
  • Color: Teal
  • Style: dry
  • Power Source: corded-electric
  • Included Components: bare-tool

6.      Arbortech AS170 Brick and Mortar Saw – 8.8

Arbortech may not be one of the biggest names in tools, but after introducing the Arbortech AS170 they should be. This high-powered, high-class, brick and mortar saw is all you need which outperforms the competition when looking at performance, safety and accuracy. Arbortech took safety to a whole new level which is a big concern with brick and mortar saws thanks to its revolutionary Allsaw cutting Action.

The Arbortech AS170 allows you to make square cuts in walls while leaving the corners and surrounding brickwork intact and untouched. This smooth operator has a unique cutting action which leaves the work area clean and minimizes flying debris which protects the user. This is the only saw out there that will effectively cut 4-3/4-inch accurately, and safely.

Specs and Features

  • Corded Electric tool
  • 13-amp motor
  • 4-3/4” Max depth
  • ¼” Max Width
  • 5100 RPM no load speed
  • 110-120V input
  • 5 ft-lb bolt torque
  • 9.5 lbs. weight

7.      DEWALT DWC860W 4-3/8-Inch Wet/Dry Masonry Saw – 8.7

DeWalt has become a mainstay in power tools, and their lineup of tile and masonry saws are equally impressive. The DWC860W is a 4 3/8-inch wet dry masonry saw which has nearly 60 all-positive reviews on Amazon. The powerful 12.5-amp motor delivers consistent power which cuts through the toughest of material including granite, stone, porcelain, concrete, and much more.

The DeWalt DWC860W has improved blade performance over comparable models thanks to the 13-feet water feed line. Once attached, users will notice significantly less dust which also improves blade performance and life of the blade itself. You can also get 45-degree bevel cuts and there’s a lock-on button which reduces user fatigue during continuous use.

Specs and Features

  • 10.8-amp motor
  • 1-3/8 cut depth at 90°
  • Corded Electric Tool
  • 6.6 lbs. weight
  • 4-3/8 blade diameter
  • 45° bevel capacity
  • 1300 RPM max speed
  • 12’ water lines
  • Adjustable cut depth

8.      SKIL 3550-02 7-Inch Wet Tile Saw with HydroLock Water Containment System – 8.6

If size and portability matter, Skil introduced the 3550-02 which is highlighted by a HydroLock Water Containment System. This upgrade from the model below helps reduce cleanup time while keeping the blade cooler while cutting. This efficiency features ultimately adds life onto the blades which means less money spent in the long-run for replacements.

The 3550-02 wet tile saw features a slide extension that slides which provides a stable foundation for cutting tile 18 x 18-inches. This larger table is best suited for professionals or those who intend to get their use out of it, and with an aluminum top you’ll get years of use. You can also make miter cuts as it features an adjustable rip fence which gives accurate miter and straight cuts.

Specs and features

  • Item model number 3550-02
  • Style Wet tile saw
  • Power Source Corded-Electric
  • Voltage 120 volts
  • Amperage Capacity 5 A
  • Number of Handles 1
  • Certification certified frustration-free

9.      SKIL 3540-02 7-Inch Wet Tile Saw – 8.2

This Skil wet tile saw is a 7-inch model and is highlighted by a durable stainless steel top. Measuring in at 12 x 12-inches, it’s a large enough platform for cutting the most common sizes of tile. The top has a corrosive resistant finish which helps protect your investment for years to come. This model has become a best-seller on Amazon and is priced to sell around $80.

The SKIL 3540-02 has a miter gauge and adjustable rip fence which helps provide control and precise results for any project. The accuracy of the miter cuts has become one of the best attributes with more than 600 all-positive reviews. You can also make bevel cuts from 0 to 45 degrees and there’s a cooling water reservoir which helps keep the blade cool while cutting.

Specs and features

  • Item model number 3540-02
  • Color Red
  • Style wet
  • Power Source corded-electric
  • Voltage 120 volts
  • Certification certified frustration-free

10. Roberts 17076 10-46 6-Inch Jamb Saw with Case – 8.2

Roberts introduced this jamb saw which is aggressively priced and meets the needs of those looking to cut molding, toe kicks and other types of material. This small, compact, but highly powerful power saw suits a specialized task functional for those tackling in-home projects. Powered by an industrial-grade motor that gives off 900-watts of power, 5 45/-amps.

The Roberts 17076 is a 6-inch model which sets comfortably in the palm of your hand. The comfort handle makes it useable for heavy-duty projects and features an adjustable cutting depth guide that prevents incidental cuts into the wall board, trim base, or plaster. Included out of the box is a carrying case, 6-3/16-inch carbide-tipped blade, and offers plenty of room for all your accessories.

Specs and features

  • Item model number: 17076
  • Style: dry
  • Power Source: corded-electric
  • Included Components: case


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