We saw this kit while in Home Depot today picking up some odds and ends, and thought it offered an interesting and useful combination of tools for a pretty low price.
The kit features first and foremost a 10.5 amp 4” wet/dry tile saw with a diamond tipped carbide blade that will get you through the thickest tile without too much hassle. Think of it as a circular saw for tile. Of course, in this case the saw has a steady stream of water to the cutting area to help prevent cracking and shattering of the tile.
We realize that portable tile saws do lack the accuracy and speed of a standard table top tile saw, but they do have the additional advantage of being able to cut out grout lines for repair work by using a shallow cut depth. In some instances, the portable is pretty handy.
The kit also features a flooring installation laser that projects a pair of 90 degree laser guidelines, helping you to avoid nasty chalk lines that disappear after being stepped on and get blown over with excess grout and/or lost under tile glue.
Home Depot was asking $79 for the whole kit, which is less than half the cost of a larger table mounted wet saw. This might be just the thing for that one-off DIY tile job you’ve got at home.
Tile Installation Combo Kit [Home Depot]