Vitrex 113402NDE Torque Master 450W Tile Saw 240V
Does the Job
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!
9 Jun 2014
Excellent value for the money
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.
22 Apr 2014
It is made of very cheap plastic not as good as the Titan TTB336TCB 500W Tile Saw 230V which is Â£5 cheaper.
20 Sep 2013
Well worth the money
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
21 Aug 2013