We Know: All About Tile Saws
For what are tile saws used?
Those installing counter or floor tile will often rent or buy a tile saw to cut the tiles to size. Depending on the type of tile saw, it may be cheaper to buy one than to rent it, especially if you take into account time and gas to transport it back and forth to and from the store, and rental fees.
Tile saws are different from most other saws in that a continuous stream of water pours onto the blade as it cuts into the tile. The water is used to cool the blade that would otherwise overheat from the friction of cutting the tile. A pump re-circulates the water. The tile rests on a small platform that is pushed into the blade using a rail system.
What to Look for in a Tile Saw
There are several makes and models of tile saws on the market. Some of the available features and options include:
How to Use a Tile Saw
Always refer to the manufacturer's instructions, especially when using power tools in conjunction with water. These are general guidelines on operating a tile saw: