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Old 08-07-2011, 01:05 PM   #1
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I'm looking to buy a tile saw sometime soon and I'm interested in 3 saws. Mk 370exp, Dewalt, and the ridgid 7" (only if the warranty is an actual selling point)

I'm already upset with the fact that homedepot has this proprietary line of tools sold entirely on its warranty, but sends you somewhere else when they break.

Is it not that bad?...
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Old 08-07-2011, 01:08 PM   #2
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I have my Ridgid tools repaired at a place that is convenient for me. So far it has worked out well. They currently have a battery and a compressor they are servicing. Just find a good place that you trust.

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I moved away from Rigid tools when I found out I had to box the tool up when it broke and send it to another city to get it fixed under warranty by Rigid.
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Of those 3 saws I would buy the Dewalt all day. I own a first generation Ridgid wetsaw. I wouldn't buy it again...there is a long detailed thread about that saw in the tile section. The MK is a decent saw but that model compared to the Dewalt is a no-brainer. How much tile do you do?
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I just had to replace my 2 year old dewalt tilesaw because my bro in law cut completly through the base and burnt the motor out at the same time. I looked at all of them again and the dewalt still come top of my list. Theres some other nice saws about but for the price you can get the dewalt for its a no brainer.
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I just had to replace my 2 year old dewalt tilesaw because my bro in law cut completly through the base and burnt the motor out at the same time. I looked at all of them again and the dewalt still come top of my list. Theres some other nice saws about but for the price you can get the dewalt for its a no brainer.
Your brother in law sounds a couple sandwiches short of a picnic basket
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Your brother in law sounds a couple sandwiches short of a picnic basket
Well in the same week he broke my lift and lock drywall tool, Ruined my sander pad on my festool sander, broke my wobble light lens hood and lost all my dust sheets!
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Fired huh
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Well in the same week he broke my lift and lock drywall tool, Ruined my sander pad on my festool sander, broke my wobble light lens hood and lost all my dust sheets!
Wow. You're not posting from a jail pc? I woulda had a hard time not "educating" him a little bit
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Wow. You're not posting from a jail pc? I woulda had a hard time not "educating" him a little bit
Let's put it this way. He ain't on my friends list at the moment.
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Let's put it this way. He ain't on my friends list at the moment.
I would at least take him of the list of people to touch your gear!

Can you imagine cutting through the baseplate?!!

Dewalt is the ideal but mk is more in line with my needs and budget. Unless the majority had nothing but good to say about the warranty its off the list.
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I would at least take him of the list of people to touch your gear!

Can you imagine cutting through the baseplate?!!

Dewalt is the ideal but mk is more in line with my needs and budget. Unless the majority had nothing but good to say about the warranty its off the list.
Lol he was off my list. I told him 1 hour before he done the damage not to touch my tools.

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