United Rentals offers a plethora of concrete equipment for rent, including masonry and tile saws. Our lineup of expertly maintained self-propelled, hand-held and walk-behind saws come in gas and diesel-powered configurations. Masonry saws and tile saws can handle your stonework and tile jobs quickly and efficiently. We also offer multiple cutting depths and versatile blades for these table saws so you can cut through stone pavers, ceramic, glass, brick and even concrete blocks.
Masonry saws are heavy-duty machines with higher maximum cutting depths for straight cuts on heftier materials such as large concrete blocks, stone pavers and granite. Many of our masonry saw rentals are equipped with anti-kickback safety systems and modular blade guards to keep your operators safe. Tile saws have a lower maximum cutting depth, but they are designed to cut more precisely, making them perfect for angled and irregular ceramic or glass tiles. Our wet saw rentals include a slurry system to wash away dust with an optional large water tank for big jobs.
FAQs about Masonry & Tile Saws
Should I use a tile saw or a masonry saw?
- While tile saws and masonry saws look similar, they are designed for different uses. Wet tile saws are designed to cut through thin tiles. They are more precise and can cut at different angles. Masonry saws are heavier duty machines made to cut through thick materials like natural stone, granite and more. If you have a range of cutting to do, such as cutting through stone pavers, tiles and brick, a masonry saw would be a good fit. If you are only cutting tiles or pavers around 30mm, a tile saw would be the best choice.
What is a wet tile saw used for?
- Wet tile saws use a water-cooled blade to efficiently cut through tile. By keeping the blade wet and cool, the tile saw can make quick work of a lot of tile without overheating. Additionally the blade does not have teeth, making it excellent for precision cuts.
Can I use a tile saw to cut pavers?
- Yes, a tile saw can cut stone pavers as long as they do not exceed the maximum cutting depth of the blade, for instance a tile saw can cut around 30mm thick pavers.
Can I cut granite with a tile saw?
- Yes, a tile saw will cut granite as long as the granite does not exceed the maximum cutting depth of the blade. Tile saws and masonry saws are designed to cut abrasive materials such as ceramic, natural stone, brick and concrete. However, tile saws have a limited cutting depth. So if you need to make straight cuts on large pieces of granite, a masonry saw may be the better fit.
Can I use miter saw to cut tile?
- It is not recommended to use a miter saw on tile because miter saws are typically outfitted with blades designed for woodcutting. If you use a blade designed for tile cutting, it will work, but a tile saw or masonry saws are ideal for cutting tile.