Large tile saw

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by zedosix, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
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    Does anyone use a tile saw larger than 14" but smaller than 20". I need something that will cut a 6" block in one pass. The 20" are ridiculously large and just to clumsy to haul around.
     
  2. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    You mentioned "tile saw", but I believe you mean a 'hardscape' saw.

    In my opinion a 20" saw is not that much bulkier than a 14".

    Although we have always just used the 14" table saw to even cut 8" block.



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  3. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
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    Thats right, hardscape saw, always called it a tile saw. The 20" saws that husqvarna has is a joke, way too big, and I think they list around $8,000. I mean the 14" is ok, but I'm just finishing up 1000sq.ft mini creta and let me tell you its getting tiring flipping the 6" blocks around just for one last inch. I mean doesn't a 16" "hardscape saw" exist. I enquired today and no luck so far.
     
  4. BOEpavers

    BOEpavers LawnSite Member
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    Zedo,

    I've never seen anything between 14" and 20" at any of the shows I've been to. Doesn't mean they don't exist, but they must be rare. If you could find one my next concern would be the availability of blades. With the 14's and even the 20's my distributor carries a wide selection of prices, etc. I don't think you'd have that luxury with something that is obviously so rare. I personally don't like to have anything that I can't get the consumables for it at several different places - last thing I want is to be at a job and down to my last blade, waiting for more to arrive in the mail, it cracks or chips, and I can't run out to Grainger, Fastenal, the local concrete supply house, etc. and pick up one to use until my supply arrives.
     
  5. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
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    Guess they don't exist, they make 8, 10", 12", 14" then .........20" I mean wtf. Well, the husq, is just way to big, will look for something else that I don't need a skid to move around. Thanks for the replies though.
     
  6. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    When you get into 20", you're in table saw territory, which I presume is what you're meaning.

    You can get a nice 20" EDCO or Contrax (same company) for I bet no more than $3500.00 to $4,000.00. Possibly less, I have no clue as I never priced one. Based on previous knowledge.

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  7. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Isn't that you on the cover Andrew ?
     
  8. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    In that pic is me, which that is used at trade shows and many of their ads.
     

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