Tile saw?

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    What tile saws is everyone using? Got some big showers & floors coming up, so was going to invest in a new saw to make things faster hopefully! Need something to be able to cut at least 18" on a 45. Thanks in advance for the replies
     
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    Ive got the big MK diamond, that thing is a beast.
     
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    Sweet thanks I'll take a look at that for sure. Only rail saw I ever had was a cheaper qep like 300. Never liked it much.
     
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    I purchased a MK 101 to install my flooring. Yeah, the saw was a beast except the rails kept binding. It became so frustrating that I returned it.
     
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    Yeah, I use some lube on those rails.
     
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    No water based lube silly. But I bet it would work in a pinch. What ever turns your crANK.
     
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    Pearl VX10RS its a heavy damn beast but it kicks ass for large format stuff.
     
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    I think that it is a matter of personal choice really.
     
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    I went through this last year when I started taking tile jobs to fluff out my workers hours. I looked at all the options that were mentioned and then started talking to some old timers. They surprised me by telling me to go with the harbor freight version. Glad I listened. It does plunge cuts, large format, comes with a angle guide. And it was $200 so I'm not worring about leaving it at a job site. Do throw out the blade that comes with it and get a good one though.
     

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