Simply put, the DeWalt D24000 wet tile saw is one of the best values you can buy. Although it is more pricey than buying a cheaper model, you won’t regret decision later.
Let’s take a look at why the D24000 and D24000s models come so highly recommended.
First of all, let’s clear up a little confusion. The only difference between the D24000 and the D24000s is the “s” series comes with a stand and the base model (the D24000) doesn’t.
It’s highly recommended you get the stand but if you want to buy it later, it costs $50 by itself. The rub is you save a little money by buying both the stand and the wet saw together.
Ok, now that we’ve got out of the way, what are the features that really sell tilers on the DeWalt?
Click here to see the top reasons professional tilers recommend the DeWalt.
Rather than writing a long narrative, let’s just get a quick and dirty list of what DeWalt brings to the table:
– Table has rubber top to prevent sliding and slipping
– Excellent water containment
– Not messy, can be used inside
– Huge cutting capacity, 26″ rip and 18 3/8″ diagonally
– Strong, powerful motor
– Excellent water containment with little splash
– The rail is very tight and accurate
– Very accurate and smooth cuts (cuts like butter)
– Completely study and durable
– The motor is built for the long haul (won’t putter out like cheap saws)
Basically, you’re going to get a professional grade wet saw at a high-end consumer cost. There are machines out there that cost $1,500 that aren’t as good as the DeWalt.
Click here to read the reviews for this puppy.
In other words, the pros love this because they get the same quality for half the price and DIYers love it because they can cut tile for as many reno projects as they need (bath, kitchen, entry way, etc.) with a one-time investment rather than buying or renting 3-4 cheap tile saws that may or may not work and take twice the time to finish the job.
Now, this isn’t to say this is the perfect machine. Here are some of the weaknesses buyers have talked about:
– Makes a lot of noise
– Fastening hands on the extra trays are delicate (could possibly break)
– The mitre fence is a little small
– Clean up on the saw itself difficult because of the small crevices
– Would be nice to have a laser guide
Click here to read the commentary on these imperfections.
I think we can all agree that it isn’t always feasible to get everything in one package.
Sure, it would be great if the DeWalt was perfect but if it were, we’d probably have to come up with another $300-$500. They sacrificed a little on some of the non-essentials and it helped lower the cost to us. Not a bad trade if you ask me.
I think the reviews speak volumes for this product.
95 of 116 buyers rated the “s” model 5 stars.
65 of 79 rated the base model 5 stars.
That’s a lot of damn people thinking this machine was a great purchase.
All-in-all you’re going to get a high quality tile saw at a very fair price. You can’t ask for much more than that.