Sunday, February 12, 2012
We ran into a slight problem yesterday when I started cutting our 12 x 24 tiles and slid the tile through the saw and...stopped. The arm on the old tile saw blocked the tile when we were cutting them in half. We'd been debating replacing the tile saw anyway since the old one was, well, old and something of a starter model. You can see it in the first picture and it's just a little bit undersized generally. We bought it back when I still had my old townhouse and we were putting up new backsplash and retiling the one small bathroom - it was sufficient for those smallish jobs but now we've got so much more work for the saw. So after a little research and a trip to Home Depot, we're now the proud owners of a Ridgid tile saw, which cuts so much more smoothly, makes less of a mess, and is all around a much better saw. It also folds down into a great size for moving around the house or storage. Since I'm in charge of tile cutting while Brian handles installation, I'm looking forward to the afternoon's work on the master bath now!