We all want to make sure we’re getting the best quality product and performance, especially when it comes to the power tools that our livelihoods depend on. The last thing you want is to drop a thousand quid for a machine that would be more at home in the scrap yard than your workshop. So what exactly is the best tile saw on the market? Unfortunately, the answer to that question isn’t as simple as you might think. It may sound like a cop-out, but the accurate answer is: it depends. It depends on what you need out of your wet tile saw, how you intend to use it most of the time, and the types of materials you’ll be cutting most often.
So in this post, we’ll be discussing the best tile saws, for a variety of needs and workloads.
Best wet tile saw for masonry work: SIMA Perla 200, £605
You can’t beat the SIMA Perla 200 if your tile cutting regularly extends to stone cutting and other more heavy duty materials. Scroll through any online forum or discussion boards for tile and masonry professionals and you’ll see that the Perla get mentioned very often, both as an all-purpose tile saw but especially in the context of stone cutting. The Perla is able to make standard 90° angle cuts, 45° mitre cuts and inner boxes to work around electrical outlets and other obstacles. Basically, it has all the functionality of a tile saw but with the heavy duty feel of a masonry saw and can easily cut through any tile, brick, terrazzo, granite, marble, and more.
Best tile saw for small budgets: SIMA Ambar 200, £200
The Ambar 200 is a fantastic wet tile saw for people who need a professional machine but don’t yet have the professional budget to spring for a higher end model. This saw can handle all the cuts typical of tile saws, including 90° and 45° cuts and inner boxes with a plunge cut feature. When fitted with the correct blade, the Ambar 200 is designed to handle all sorts of materials, from basic ceramic and porcelain tile to granite, brick and more. Like its big sister the Perla, the Ambar 200 is designed with a moving cutting head, which makes dealing with large, bulky pieces much easier.