I hope that the title isn’t too misleading. Porter Cable is coming out with a new 20V Max cordless tile saw, and also a corded tile saw. Unfortunately, it’s not a “cordless and corded” saw as the title might suggest.
Thank you to everyone who has written in with tips or questions about the new saws!
Both of the new Porter Cable wet tile saws feature a sliding cart and 17″ on-table cut capacity. They’re said to be ideal for installing backsplashes and shower tiles. Porter Cable also boasts that they offer excellent water containment.
The cordless tile saw can make 154 straight cuts of 3″ x 6″ ceramic tile per 4.0Ah battery charge. It and the corded saw have a 7″ blade for cutting porcelain tiles, and come with a miter square, blade wrench, and blade guard.
- 12″ x 12″ corner to corner tile cutting capacity
- Sliding table accurate to 1/16″ over 12″ cut
- On-board miter square
- Roll cage
- Splash guard
- Stainless steel fixed deck
- Drain plug for less mess
- Cast metal sliding tray with water channels
- Adjustable rear fence
- 7″ blade
- Weighs 27 pounds (cordless model, with battery)
- Battery fuel gauge (cordless model)
- 1.0 HP motor (corded)
Price: $249 for the Cordless Kit (PCC780LA), $199 for the corded saw (PCE980). The street price for the corded saw are already lower than MSRP. The cordless kit comes with a charger and (1) 4.0Ah battery pack.
I don’t have much wet tile saw experience to draw insights from, but I know that some of you will ask why there are two saws and not a single model that offers both cordless and corded options. That’s something that I’m sure Porter Cable’s engineers wrestled with. I don’t have an answer, but it probably comes down to cost.
It doesn’t look like the saw can handle bevel cuts. I tried to find the user manual online, but Porter Cable’s links go to a defunk deltaportercable domain. I’ll try to update the post when I find out more.
So, what do you think? A cordless wet tile saw could be nice. Will this saw be great for bathroom and kitchen tile installers looking for a more compact and portable saw?