"I bought this saw based on the previous reviews and the price!
Tiling is on my most hated list of DIY tasks, I've messed around before scribing/snapping tiles and what not, I've wasted more tiles than I've managed to stick to the walls.
Anyway this saw made the whole thing bearable.
Make no mistake it's a noisy piece of kit, I'm guessing it's the gearbox that screams away, there are stickers and warnings that the noise is normal so just ignore it and carry on.
It cuts really well. I tried to buy a spare blade at the time of purchase but my local branch was out of stock and to be honest I think it would be a long time before you would need one, provided you keep the sump topped up with water to keep flushing and lubricating the diamond blade (only holds about a mug full).
I didn't have much success with the mitre guide, it's a bit sticky to use, I found it easy enough just to draw a line on the tiles and cut by eye.
Clean-up at the end of the session is easy enough, I just took it out to the yard hose and flushed the sump out, it's surprising how much sand you get collecting in the bottom, I would think if you were using it hard then flushing it out a couple of times during the shift would be a good idea.
All in all a great wee saw and well worth the cash."
"I brought this to cut 10mm thick Travertine floor tiles. I was not sure that it would be robust enough but my concerns were totally unnecessary. I have cut in the region of 150 tiles so far and the performance of this product has been excellent"
"Bought this saw for a bathroom project. Used it for one day cutting about 10 tiles. The motor stopped working. Returned it next day to Newport branch. service was excellent, saw exchanged in 5 mins. Used it for 2 weeks now, good quality, clean cuts, no further problems."
"Surprisingly good for a budget tile saw. Seems to have plenty of power to cut through all the tiles I've given it, including hard floor tiles as well as wall tiles. Precise shaping is also possible with a little ingeneuity. Gentle enough to take off tiny slivers for infilling round apertures and in corners. I also have a large radial arm tile saw but this little beauty is more convenient and easier to use for small jobs. Light and portable - can be carried around in one hand."
"This is a very good tile cutter, only fault I found is the cutting of 500 mm tiles, the max size of cutting with the built in gauge is 200 mm even that's a struggle. Trying to get a spare diamond blade."
"Performed very well and makes tiling 100% easier than conventional tiling tools. Did not break one tile during my project. Downside is it is very awkward and messy to clean after use. Would have been nice if parallel guide and extending table could accomodate a 9" tile"
"My project needed about 30 cuts of 6mm thickness floor tiles and the supplied blade cut these very well although best to not load blade and motor too much. Best results from regular cleaning and changing of lubricating water. Plastic table and cutting guide but that is fine. Overall quite impressed and forget scribing and snapping tiles as you will waste a lot! Probbaly mid-range quality saw and better than the cheapest and why pay more!"
"Did what I wanted. Has features shown on the box that are not shown in the instruction book so don't know how to make use of those. Worked well if used slowly. Difficult to clean out after use but that probably applies to most other tile saws as well."
"Cuts well and easy to use. It's all plastic and has a fiddly screw to get access to the blade. Would have preferred a deeper sump. There is an over spill/drain hole only 1cm from the base so limits the water level. Be careful if you are walking over expensive carpets to dump the waste sludge!
22 and 45 bevel cuts are supported by two thin plastic legs with tabs. Got the feeling that if I dropped a large tile the tabs would snap. Seems fine for the money but only recommended for DIY/occasional use. Wear ear defenders!"
"I don't do a huge amount of tiling so didn't want to fork out huge amounts for now. This fitted the bill really well. I had 1/2 a bathroom to tile in large porcelain tiles and this did pretty well. You need to take it very easy but it does the job. parallel guide isn't really worth the plastic it's made of for cutting big tiles so just cut by eye. As long as you look after it and empty & clean out the water bath frequently it runs smoothly. Only major downside though is I can't find a match on Screwfix for the replacement blades!!! They either have wrong diameter or wrong bore size... So sorry Screwfix! I'll have to get them else where."
"Only bought it because the one I wanted was out of stock. Took ages to put together, water all over the floor first time it was topped up (they don't tell you about the overflow) and virtually impossible to clean without totally stripping it down again. Can't empty the water out after use because there's no 'pour' facility. And the noise - it's a real 'screamer' - not good if you're using indoors.
I like to keep my tools in their boxes when not in use - but not this one. Has to be completely dismantled if you want to store it in it's box.
All in all very poor quality, poor to average performance, too noisy and too difficult to clean. No exaggeration - this is probably the worst product I have ever bought. I used it to cut about 30 tiles and now I'm going to throw it out. What a waste of money."