Craftsman has added a new cordless tile saw to their V20 cordless power tool system (CMCS4000M1). It features a 7″ blade, 17″ cutting capacity, water containment for use indoors or outside, and a sliding table.
Craftsman says that it has the “best-in-class on-table support for tile (compared to other cordless table top tile saws).” What other cordless table-top tile saws?
Porter Cable’s is the only other cordless tile saw that I know about. The two brands’ saws look very similar, which is no surprise since Stanley Black & Decker owns both brands.
Craftsman has not published full specs for their cordless tile saw, and so it’s uncertain as to if or how it differs from the Porter Cable cordless tile saw. Both have 17″ rip cut capacity, a 7″ blade, and the sliding table. The Porter Cable tile saw has a battery fuel gauge, and I don’t see this feature on the Craftsman (maybe you can?).
The Craftsman saw can make up to 150 cuts of 3″ ceramic subway tile with a 4.0Ah battery. The Porter Cable saw was said to be able to make up to 154 straight cuts of 3″ x 6″ ceramic tile per 4.0Ah battery. Presumably, this would suggest comparable motor specs and performance.
Price: $303 – $329 (as of the time of this posting)
The kit comes with a 4.0Ah battery, charger, blade, miter square, and blade wrench.
The new Craftsman cordless tile saw looks nearly identical to Porter Cable’s 20V Max cordless tile saw, except for the absence of a battery fuel gauge – at least in the same place.
At the time of this posting, the lowest pricing on the Craftsman saw is $302.79, with a list price of $319. The price at Lowes is $329. Neither retailer has the saw in stock yet. We could probably expect to see a “new low price,” if not when it starts shipping then perhaps soon after.
The Porter Cable 20V Max kit is currently $220 at Amazon, and that’s for the PCC780LA kit which like the Craftsman comes with a 4.0Ah battery, charger, and standard accessories. The Porter Cable cordless tile saw kit launched at $249.
We’ve reached out to Craftsman to see if there are any notable differences between the two brands’ products, and will report back once we learn more. We also asked for official specs.