The Skil 3550-02 is compact in design, but has a side extension that makes it suitable for cutting 18-inch tiles. Its small size makes it a relatively portable unit, great for use on upper floors, as well as a smart choice for home DIYers.
Chicago Electric 10-Inch
When it comes down to a price-to-performance balance, it’s hard to beat the Chicago Electric 10-Inch . It is affordable enough for home DIYers, yet powerful enough for professionals. Its motor is equipped with no-maintenance sealed bearings and thermal overload protection.
MK Diamond 370EXP
The MK Diamond 370EXP features a hinged blade guard that makes it simple to swap out cutting discs or inspect them for maintenance. It is capable of 45-degree miters and can make plunge cuts for outlets and other small, contained openings.
Porter Cable PCC780LA
The Porter Cable PCC780LA runs on a 20-volt battery, making it an incredibly convenient model for any job site, and especially for contractors who already use cordless tools from the series. It features a stainless steel table top and cast metal sliding tray.
Consisting of the company’s D24000 saw in combination with its D24001 stand, the DeWalt D24000S is available with your choice of ceramic-tile or porcelain-tile blades. The saw weighs 69 pounds, and has a maximum cutting depth of 3-1/8 inches.
IQ Power Tools iQTS244
Unlike typical options in this category, the dry-cut IQ Power Tools iQTS244 needs no water to operate, which not only saves you time on cleaning and setting up, but also makes it practical for locations that would be prohibited to messy wet saws.
Husqvarna TS 70
The Husqvarna TS 70 can rip 20-inch, square tiles diagonally, and accommodates blades with diameters as large as 10 inches. This durable machine sets up and breaks down quickly, and its water-management system contains all of the slurry in the cart as you work.
MK Diamond MK-212
It does have handles, but the MK Diamond MK-212 isn’t very practical as a portable option, thanks to its 226-pound weight and 18-amp current draw — which can’t be accommodated by a standard outlet. But for industrial settings, it remains an option well worth considering.
Imer Combicut 250VA
With a 1-3/4-horsepower, high-torque motor and diamond blade, the Imer Combicut 250VA comes with a side table to expand your workspace, and a collapsible stand with anti-slip rubber feet. Its 3-3/4-inch cut depth make it a good choice for taking on thick slabs of stone.
Delta Cruzer 96-110
With a maximum cut depth of 3-3/8 inches, the Delta Cruzer 96-110 boasts an impressive 34-inch rip capacity and suffers from very little blade drift, which allows for cuts through 24-inch tiles that are accurate within 1/32-inch.