December 21, 2010

DeWalt 4-3/8" Wet and Dry Hand Tile Cutter

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We're not feeling particularly verbose at the moment, but we'll just say that the new DeWalt wet/dry tile cutter looks pretty cool. We only like to set up our wet saw when we're going to be using it all day long, so we can see the value of this for smaller projects.

The press release is after the jump with all the information you need on the tool.

DEWALT® Launches a 4-3/8" Wet and Dry Hand Tile Cutter with the Versatility Professionals Need on the Jobsite

TOWSON, Md. (Dec. 13, 2010) -- Today, DEWALT announces the launch of its new 4-3/8" Wet and Dry Hand Tile Cutter (DWC860W), a portable saw designed to handle a variety of cuts in natural stones, tile ceramics and other man-made materials. Ideal for tile installers, pavers, remodelers, electrical contractors, masonry and concrete professionals, the DWC860W has the versatility contractors demand with its ability to make cross-cuts, beveled or angle cuts and miter cuts in addition to plunge and other compound cuts.

"We know our end users move quickly from one task to another, so it's critical that their tools provide the flexibility they need to get the job done," said Ivonne Meza, product manager, DEWALT. "Our new 4-3/8" Wet and Dry Hand Tile Cutter delivers the speed, power and flexibility contractors expect in addition to added benefits such as a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) cord and 45-degree bevel capacity."

At just over six pounds, the DWC860W Tile Cutter features an 10.8 AMP motor that delivers 1,300 watts and 13,000 RPMs, giving professionals the power and speed they need in a lightweight package. The Tile Cutter also comes equipped with a 13' water tube and water nozzles for wet cutting in addition to a GFCI cord, a steel shoe and 45-degree bevel capacity for precise cuts.

The Extended Performance 4-3/8" blade that comes with the tool features an aggressive diamond matrix design for cutting porcelain and granite. The 1-3/8" depth of cut allows contractors to cut up to 1-1/4" thick counter tops.

A lock-on button is conveniently located near the trigger, which allows end users to hold the trigger on for ease of use during extended cuts. For durability, dust seals have been incorporated into the handle and trigger to reduce the chances of dust and debris damaging the tool.

The DWC860W is well balanced and lightweight at only 6.6 lbs. Its handle has an ergonomic design and it has been enhanced with rubber overmold for user comfort even after extended use. The 4-3/8" Wet and Dry Hand Tile Cutter will be available at independent distributors in January 2011. The tool will come standard with a three-year limited warranty, one-year free service contract and 90-day money-back guarantee. This product is expected to retail for approximately $170. For more information, please visit: http://dewalt.com/Home.aspx.

Summary
DEWALT's new 4-3/8" Wet & Dry Tile Cutter is a versatile jobsite solution equipped to make cross, miter, plunge and bevel or angle cuts on the jobsite. A 13' water hose can be attached to make wet cuts when needed, and a GCFI cord grounds the tool, providing added safety for use with water.

Dust seals are incorporated into the handle and trigger design to reduce opportunity for dust and debris to work its way into the handle, for durability. The new product offers 13,000 RPMs and 10.8 AMPs in a lightweight 6.6 lbs. package, while the rubber overmold grip provides added comfort compared to other tile saws on the market, making the new tile cutter an ergonomic jobsite solution.

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Recent Comments

tooldork, it's more fun to make your own, just buy a diamond blade ,a plastic barb ball valve and some pvc tubing, you can convert any circular saw into a wetsaw.


Posted by: Kevin at December 21, 2010 12:18 PM

Was really interested since I have a couple of projects but since this is only for professionals, I'll get something else since I am not their "end user"


Posted by: tooldork at December 21, 2010 10:00 AM
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