Dewalt D24000 10 in. Wet Tile SawModel: dewnd24000
Product Features & specs :
Dewalt D24000 10 in. Wet Tile Saw
- Cantilevering rail and cart system allows for 24 in. ripping capacity and 18 in. tile on diagonal
- At only 69 lbs. allows one person to transport and setup the tile saw
- Stainless steel rail system is integrated into the tile saw frame, ensuring accurate cuts
- Plunge feature allows the user to make quick plunge cuts for electrical outlets and AC registers
- Integrated 45 degree and 22.5 degree miter feature for quick angled cuts
- Dual water nozzles can be adjusted for optimal water placement on blade in order to minimize over-spray and mist
- Rear and side water attachments can be placed on tile saw to catch over-spray from large tiles, keeping the water in the pan
- Removable cutting cart for easy cleaning of tile saw
- Compact tile saw frame (34 in. x 26 in.) allows for easy transportation and storage in a vehicle
- 3-1/8 in. depth of cut allows for cutting of most V-cap and pavers
- Powerful 1.5 HP motor will cut hard materials such as porcelain and stone
- 5 gallon water pan allows for quick tile saw setup and break-down
- Edge guide with 2-position 45 degree guide allows for easy line-up of corner cuts
- 10 in. Wet Tile Saw - D24000
- 10 in. Porcelain Cutting Blade
Immediately after receiving my DW24000, I started searching for a way to fix the alignment of this saw. Out of the box, it was misaligned for 24" cuts. I just couldn't get a straight/square cut to better than 1/16" consistently over a hard porcelain 24" tile (rip) and 18" diagonal (~25" cut). I was using the highly recommended T3 blade. I was using digital calipers, but the 1/16" or more error was easily visible with a tape.
The tray wobbles more than a 1/16", where you would start the cut, so I had to mark everything. But even then, you don't know if you should start the cut with a little more twist to the left, center or right. So I needed to scribe every cut with pencil and straight edge. Then, I'd cut a light 1/16" deep score over the top of the tile, along the scribed line. Then a second pass a little deeper, and finally a cut-through. This take several minutes, 3 or more passes per cut, and eventually this frustration was enough for me to send the saw back to CPO.
As the tray moves through the cut, you also feel light pressure each time the tray wheels go on and off the rails. The problem with this saw is the roller system. Right side track, Left side rod height, Left anti tip rail, etc. Anytime the third rollers (rear or front) come off the track, the table dips both in front and in the back such as when ripping 24". When the table dips, it has lateral instability (side to side wobble) And this is what will throw an otherwise true cut off. Forget about perfect radius with a profile blade. Yes, you can try to support the table and dampen the play by applying downward pressure at the end of your cut.
In the end, I spent way too much time tweaking with the center wheel alignment on the tray. Trying to tighten or loosen the top-side pressure holding the left-side wheels to the rail. Finally, trying to get the saw rails square to the cut.
In the end you learn, this saw CAN'T make reliable straight/square 24" & 25" cuts. If your cuts need to be within 1/16" to support a clean grout line in high-end custom showers and backsplashes, look elsewhere.
In ~2008 when this saw was released, there were far less 24" tiles available than there are today. I presume, many of the great reviews for this saw were for jobs smaller than 18" and 24" which are the new norm today.
The saw was easy to set-up and worked great out of the box, it did come with a blade( I haven't tried it yet) but I had already purchased one.
I immediately went to work on 250sq feet of 18" travertine tile, and it worked great!!!
It comes with a stop to make repeatable cuts extremely easy and cuts on an angle are pretty easy too. The blade sprays and guards are just has advertised and even though I didn't need too, I made a few 45 and 22/5 cuts and they were perfect.
I will need to use it for a little longer to get a better handle on all the futures, but so far I'm very impressed.
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