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Old 10-25-2010, 05:39 PM   #1
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Best 4 1/2" Mini Wet Saw?


Best meaning powerful, portable, easy filling/ cleaning, and splash protection. I see this one Plasplug says it will cut thru 1" material. Does anyone have a "go to" 4 1/2 wet saw.
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Re: Best 4 1/2" Mini Wet Saw?


I do not have anything that small. My tile cutting army consists of:

4" Felker

5" Metabo grinder

8" Felker


Siri 22" cutter:


Felker 10"


And a small wet band saw.

Between all of those, I really don't need anything smaller.

If you're looking to go that small, I'd consider a snap cutter and/or a grinder.

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I just like the idea of a compact little wetsaw along with my snap and crack sigma and angle grinder.
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Well if that's the case, I don't think one is actual much better than the other. I have used maybe 3 or 4 of those little things over the years and I have never noticed anything different among them.

But if I had to get one, I suppose I'd keep my stable alive

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Yea that's the thing, everyone I've used is pretty much the same also, underpowered and cheap. I just thought there might be a deluxe compact out there I didn't know about. Maybe I'll search for a super compact 7".
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Re: Best 4 1/2" Mini Wet Saw?


I got a makita NH4200 or something like that from a pawnshop for $30. It was OK, but I tossed it in the dumpster as I never could find a use for it. Anyway as there are better things out there for a tile/stone worker.

I'd get one along the lines of what angus suggested, but taskmaster or whatever the big box ones are called. I used one of those once that a handyman brought and it was a PITA. He liked it, so it worked for what he does.
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Thanks, I am currently looking for compact 7" er's. I see the MK 370 is all over the search pages for "compact 7" wet saws". Maybe I'll go with that. Just don't want to be underpowered. Got to be portable tho.
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Maybe I'll go with that. Just don't want to be underpowered. Got to be portable tho.
Ah...the eternal dilemma.
One thing I noticed is that young trim guys have the 12" sliding compound chop box, while the older trim guys have the 7-1/2 slider. Must be a guy thing and a seasoning thing.

The more you do something, the more you'll figure it out.....hopefully.

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